Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Those all seem like proper sentiments to offer your team members and customers, right? In some cases, they absolutely are the kind and proper things to say. But not always. Well intentioned or not, before you utter, email, text, tweet or post those words consider this:
1. If someone lost a loved one this year, the holidays suck. Wishing them to be happy and merry will result in the reverse effect than intended.
2. Some people don’t have family or friends to spend the holidays with, and thusly spend those days alone. It adds insult to injury reminding them that while the whole rest of the world is merry and bright with family and friends, they’re home eating popcorn with the dog.
3. They may not celebrate the holidays for religious or other reasons.
So while you think you’re being a good independent business owner, wishing tidings and cheer to your treasured customers and cherished downline members, please remember that your generic good wishes can be depressing and hurtful to some.
Next time you feel the urge to spread your sunshine across a wide net, consider some of these alternatives:
1. Thinking of you this Christmas/Holiday.
2. Wishing you a peaceful (or safe) day.
3. I am grateful/glad/thankful you are in my life.
It may seem like splitting hairs or making a mountain out of a mole hill; but trust me; tweaking your greetings ever so slightly will make a big difference to a few people, and will still be enjoyed by the masses who aren’t negatively affected by the holidays.
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About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/