I'm one of those goofy type A people who use to be uncomfortable on days off because I couldn't work, or at least shouldn't work. Over the years I have been able to adjust and look at holidays and obligatory trips as times to get away from business and regroup in some way. I now see those times as productive and thus look forward to them and enjoy them more. Thanksgiving has it's productive agenda built in. It's a Day Of Gratitude. I like to change the term because, while I like turkey and football, focusing on the other part is good for all of us.
During difficult times it may be tough to find things that we are truly grateful for. But the best performers, the most positive people we know are always able to see many things that they are grateful for. I'm thankful for health and family and for the recruiting business which is an incredible business to be in. I'm also thankful for challenging times because they mold the industry and my business and make us all better. I'm really thankful for all the great people I get to work with, both clients and partners in the industry. There is so much more. If you've never spent a day really focused on all the things you are grateful for, try it. It's a great experience and will be an incredible lift for your spirits and outlook. Spend a full day, Thanksgiving or some other day, focusing on the things you are grateful for and make an effort to keep coming back to those things throughout that day and list all that you can come up with. It never fails and you'll be thankful for a Day Of Gratitude.
Todd Kmiec & Associates