Much like A Christmas Story, there I was. 7 years old. On the big guy’s lap, providing detailed evidence as to all my nice deeds for the year and clarifying a few naughty moments. My Christmas list was simple and pretty on target for my age group. I was just about to pounce off when I decided to toss one more wish Kris Kringle’s way. Because, I thought, “It never hurts to ask.”
“And, Santa, I’d really love an 8-track player for Christmas.” I wanted it so badly because listening to my favorite tunes over and over and over and over again would be so GREAT!
He winked, smiled, and moved on to the next kid while I received my complimentary candy cane and Polaroid snapshot. (Photo used for this blog is of me on my Grampa’s lap, but you get the point.)
I’m sure you know what comes next. Just a few weeks from that simple, innocent ask was the Christmas surprise of a lifetime. An awesome 8-track player under the tree. That made my whole year and all because I asked.
What a great reminder as your year and my year come to an end. Are there any questions you can ask yourself to close out 2022 or prepare for 2023? Check-in on a key team member and ask how you can help them succeed in 2023? Reach out to one more client or a prospect and get a coffee on the books for January?
And, as I take my own advice, since it doesn’t hurt to ask, how can I help you this holiday season? If you need help with shopping for your family or friends, or if your company needs an end-of-year recognition and celebration idea, I can make that happen. Just use the Contact Us page and we can make the magic happen for your friends, family, employees, or teammates!
Until we chat again, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Favorable.