It’s December and 2017 is winding down. We all want to take a break and relax for the holidays and we all deserve to have fun this holiday season. We also deserve to enter January feeling great about the New Year.
Remember the old adage – work hard, play hard? I for one love that philosophy. Life is about balance, we don’t enjoy the work if we can’t look forward to the play and we don’t enjoy the play if we don’t feel like we’ve worked our butts off to deserve it. Too many people start getting lazy at the end of the year and December ends up being one of their slowest months and that can unfortunately pour into January.
Let’s end the year and start the year on the best notes possible!
TIPS TO BOOST YEAR END SALES –
Create Urgency. Why is it necessary for someone to see you and/or do business with you BEFORE December 31? Create a sense of urgency to get more appointments on your calendar over the next couple of weeks.
Give a gift. Book more appointments by asking if you can stop by to drop off a holiday gift. When you drop off the gift be sure to hook them with a great reason why they would be interested in visiting with you for a few minutes.
TIPS TO BOOST JANUARY SALES NOW-
Schedule January appointments now. No matter how busy you are in December work hard to build up January. When your future self enters 2018 with a full sales calendar you’ll give yourself a pat on the back for having the foresight to plan ahead.
Hire an assistant now. Many people wait until January 1 to hire an assistant if they haven’t done so already. The reality is hiring an assistant now will enable you to focus on year end sales while your assistant focuses on building your January calendar so you can come back after the holiday season with a full sales calendar.
At the end of the day if you set goals, stay organized and schedule out your weeks and months in advance you’ll be able to enjoy a virtually stress-free and successful holiday season!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!