HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE THIS CHRISTMAS

HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE THIS CHRISTMAS

Have you got everything you need for this holiday season? Christmas is a season to celebrate love. In business terms, it means time to right the wrongs, time to boost sales, time to increase employee engagement and client loyalty. Time to boost productivity and improve performance, time to reduce stress and have more time for yourself and your family. In a nutshell, it is the time to get the best and be more productive this Christmas. While it is easy to write and talk about this, the reality you face as a business owner/CEO, is that it can be challenging if not impossible to see through the thick clouds of busyness of the Christmas season. Juggling work duties with personal duties.

Without wasting words, here are few useful, result driven and stress free questions to consider to get the best out of Christmas.  I recommend you take your time to compose your response. You can also download it here how-to-be-more-productive-this-christmas-questionaire.docx (195 downloads)  or fill up the form online if you feel like sharing your response with us.

My first question to you is: what is the plan for this Christmas? What is the goal to be achieved? What do you want to achieve this Christmas? What would be the evidence of getting the best out of this Christmas for you and your businessThese questions help to disengage distractions and help to focus on what really matters. So What do you want to achieve this Christmas? Think about it, visualise it, imagine it. Remember before building a house, you need to first accept the architectural design.  Would it have something to do with increasing employee engagement? Exceeding sales target, reducing stress or having more time for yourself and your family? What would be the best for you this Christmas? 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS

Q2:  Knowing your business, what needs to be in place for you to boost sales

  • What needs to be in place for you to have improved employee engagement?  
  • What needs to be in place for you to have more time for yourself and your family
  • What needs to be in place for you to have more clients and improve productivity? 
  • What needs to be in place for you to achieve these goals this holiday season? 

Q3:  If your business or organization had everything it needed, both the resources and manpower, what would you do differently this season to get the best out of it? What would your focus be?

Q4: Having thorough understanding of the business you are in and the people you lead, what could you do differently to boost sales? To increase employee engagement? To have more time for yourself? To reduce stress?

Q5: What is stopping you from boosting your sales results? What other ways could you improve your strategies to boost sales? Is your business focusing on the right ideal clients? Remember there are 100 – 1000 businesses searching for your product or services online right now. Are you targeting the right clients? 

Finally, who do you need to appreciate, to recognize for good performance and productivity in your team? Who do you need to inspire, motivate and challenge for better results? What can you do to improve their performance?

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS

Life isn’t just about working, it is living and enjoying the best of times with friends and families. What could you do to cherish the best moment with your friends and family? Do you need to delegate and empower your teams more? 

It is so easy to connect Christmas with spending, mainly because we think money/gifts express our feelings much better than our actions which in this case is our devoted time for our friends and families, but this is not true. So what could you change to have more time for your friends and your family? Remember the ranking order of your to-do-list here isn’t based on what is important but on how long this will matter.

What kind of gifts do you need to buy and for whom? When do you need to deliver them? 

Finally, what is robbing you out of your happiness in life? What is robbing you out of the joy of running a successful business? What is robbing you out of the satisfaction of achieving your desired results these Christmas? Think of these questions, if your answer is nothing, then, get to work and get the best out of this season!

If you have got challenges preventing you from being more productive and you want to solve them, then write to us, let’s have a chat on how we can help you get the best and be more productive and successful this Christmas.

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James Alabi