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Tis The Season

December 17, 2016

Bah Humbug, Tis the Season to feel grumpy, frustrated, undervalued and stressed out. Whew, relax, take a deep breath, and exhale slowly. If you are feeling the holiday blues give yourself permission to relax. Need a quick pick me up, give something away. Huh Rich? Give what away? It doesn’t matter, give something away. Need some ideas read below.

Some people feel better giving money away. You can do it. It doesn’t matter how much. Tip your favorite barista an extra buck or two and take a minute to tell them, yes talk to them, and tell them how much you appreciate their service. Pick your favorite charity and send them an extra donation. Stop by their offices and tell them why you chose them and thank them in person.

Want to do more that doesn’t cost any money. Write them a compliment card for someone. We all complain when things go wrong, let them know that they are doing something tight. Hold a door for someone. Go up to that person in the office, you know who, that person you may not want to talk with and give them a big smile. Help a coworker complete a project or a cruddy job. Let someone in a long line of traffic cut in ahead of you.

We already talked about a deep relaxing breath, take a few of them. I worked with a guy who arrives at a job where the clients were angry, frustrated etc. He would go have a cup of coffee before going in. It would frustrate the daylights out of his son who wanted to get in there and solve the problem. His Dad would say, “They have waited this long, five more minutes more won’t hurt.” He was taking a deep breath.

This is the Season of Gratitude, not attitude. Remember the Golden Rule; Treat others as you want to be treated. It is mentioned in the Bible at least 5 times. I tell my clients if I say something more than once you should probably listen. We should probably listen. Tis the Season, Merry Christmas to all, Richie Rich

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