Making Every Day Count

December 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Christmas is over and suddenly it’s time to kick off 2011. With the New Year there will be goals and the typical resolutions we rarely stick with. This morning I was intrigued by sales guru Jeffery Gitomer’s approach on celebrating not only the holidays, but the emotional connect of important days in our lives. With important days, there are important people.

Here’s just a taste of Gitomer’s article, “What day are you celebrating and why?”

January 1st is always a big deal.

It’s a celebration of the new and of being grateful for, thankful for, or washing out the old. It’s a day of celebration, a day of football, a day of hangover recovery, a day of New Year’s resolutions, and a day of your strongest intentions to do more, do less, and do better.

And then there is January 2nd. It’s not as significant as January 1st or February 1st. Or is it?

There are several major (predictable) days of emotion, celebration, and reflection in each year. And there are some special days that pop up like the birth of a child, a monumental sale, or a surprise visit from an old friend or relative (that you were happy to see). . . .

…REALITY: The older you get, the smarter your parents become. If yours are still alive, call them today, and thank them for their wisdom.

What days or holidays create resolve for you? It may be New Year’s Day, a day of life, or a day of death. What emotional spirit can you identify, capture, and harness in order to make a quantum leap and land safely, either in a pile of money, a warm pool of success, or on an island lying back on the beach of fulfillment.

Make your list (check it twice). Take about an hour to think of the most emotional days of your year and what thoughts, expressions, and actions you take as a result of that day. Some of those emotions are so powerful it may cause you to take more than an hour, and may even cause you to cry. The success key is for you to document them.  . . .

Gitomer goes on to discuss how the powerful emotions raised by special people or events might be harnessed to inspire us to act with purpose and determination every day. For the complete story by Jeffrey Gitomer, “What day are you celebrating and why?” click here:  http://www.gitomer.com/articles/View.html?id=15965

If you get a chance to attend one of Gitomer’s sales seminars, do it!   -Cindy Hodo

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