As summer starts to wind down and budget season approaches, it is time to focus on how you will finish the year.
I have found that the month of August is relatively slow in business. So many people take time off during this last month of summer and when they return to the office after Labor Day, their focus is blurred. Resist the temptation to stick your head in the sand and pretend that business will be back to normal after a few weeks off. It doesn’t happen like that.
You need to adjust your thinking, be critical of your time management and create solutions to smoothly re-enter the ‘work zone.’
Here are my top 3 tips to smooth the transition:
- Tackle the ‘tough’ jobs first
- Make the hardest calls first
- Have that meeting with the boss or employee who had some issues while you were away.
Vacation is a great time to re-charge your batteries for coverage once you are back – but make sure they are charged to 100% and get ready to finish the 3rd quarter in a big way!
Have a great weekend and let’s get ready for some real focus in the coming weeks!