Ever noticed the quiet of a holiday morning? Streets are empty, emails are silent, but for some of us, it’s the perfect time to get ahead. Working on a holiday isn’t just about dedication; it’s a strategic move.
Imagine this: While others are unwrapping gifts, enjoying a late brunch, or simply staying late in bed, you’re tapping into a world with fewer distractions and more focus. It’s like having the highway to yourself on a busy Monday morning.
Here’s the real kicker: When you’re working, and others aren’t, you’re not just moving forward; you’re lapping the competition. There’s a unique advantage in being the early bird when everyone else is still in their nest. And it’s not just about the work; it’s about the message it sends. Your clients and potential leads see you as a committed professional, someone who’s there even when the world pauses. That kind of impression is invaluable.
One of my favorite things is that, although there are fewer people working, the people who are working are a lot easier to reach out to because they have more time and also because the competition is not trying to reach out to them.
But it’s not all work and no play. Working on a holiday can actually be quite peaceful. You get to catch up on tasks without the usual interruptions, making your regular workdays smoother and more productive.
But, what if I have a family?
Like me, if you have a family, you might be inclined to spend the day with them rather than working, of course. Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to spend more quality time with their family and loved ones? But then again, what I am doing and building is for my family and their well-being.
What I personally like doing is getting to work early, knocking out some good work, and heading home early to spend quality time with family.
So, the next time a holiday rolls around, consider spending a few hours at your desk. You might just find it’s the best gift you give your business all year.