What is your wish list for Christmas? If you don't have one already, let's make one. This is always a great time of the year to write down things that you would like to get, and things that you want to give to others.
You can do the same thing for your business. Make a list, or write on a dry erase board (if your office is like mine), ten things that you want to happen in the upcoming year. Now, since it ain't all about you, let's make another list right beside it of ten things that you want to give to others. These might be ways that you can help your employees achieve more, they might be referrals that you could give to a good client, they might even be ways that you could help out in your community.
The best part about making these lists is that there is no need to check and see who has been naughty or nice, because they are only about you, and ways that you are going to do more and give more in the upcoming year, and we'll assume that you at least perceive yourself as being good, right?
The other great thing about these Christmas lists is that you don't need to wait for somebody else to do something, like slither down a chimney, to make them happen. You are in control. You don't even need to hang up stockings or anything to turn these ideas into reality. The benefit is thing, if you complete your lists, you will no doubt accomplish more in the upcoming year.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go set out cookies and milk for you know who. Hopefully this will help with my own lists.