December 21, 2015

As we are in the holiday season, it certainly seems like a good time to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues.  What are you doing to make sure your contacts know they are valued? For example, I have heard from several contacts I haven’t talked to in a while.  It is nice to catch up and remember the importance of people.  As I say in my consulting business, people are #1 to success.  And isn’t it just a great time of year to keep in touch anyway?

One tip to implement this week:
The great news is that the holidays provide a great reason to keep in touch.  I prefer to use the personal touch.  Write a hand-written note in a holiday card.  Pick up the phone to let them know you appreciate them.  Schedule a time to get together and catch up.  Send a personalized email or video card.

In my ProVisors group, we had a conversation about this topic.  The key is to do something of high quality and that stands out from the crowd vs. the non-personal touch.  Think about something a little different.  Don’t just send something to check it off your list.  Put thought into it to value the relationship.  Don’t worry if you haven’t started.  It is a fantastic opportunity through the New Year to leverage this opportunity.