So it’s Friday, going into a Memorial Day holiday weekend here in the U.S. People are sitting in their cubicles in the corporate world, but they’ve already checked out. They’re surfing YouTube for cat videos, playing Farmville, and planning their BBQs. For many employees, their default position is every holiday is a 3- or 4-day weekend to veg out.
But it can’t be for you…
Because when it comes to your network, you own the joint. It is your business; your future, your dream. And you have to protect it…
Don’t get me wrong: Enjoy the holidays when they come. But don’t turn every one-day event into a four-day (or even seven) black hole. Your default position has to be productive. Giving up what you want now, to get what you really want later.
You could get people to a presentation tomorrow morning. You could do invites this weekend for a meeting on Tuesday. You can be talking to people in other countries who don’t celebrate this holiday. You can leave some prospecting materials around. You can be alert at your holiday celebrations for who you should follow up with next week.
So what’s your default position? And what will you get done between now and Tuesday?
P.S. And for you guys here in America, enjoy the picnics, BBQs, and pool parties. But please don’t drink and drive. And take some time in reflection and gratitude for the real reason of the day: to commemorate U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service.