Tomorrow in the USA we’re celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s a chance for all of us to reflect on the reasons we should be and are happy in our lives. It’s a chance for those of us who are too stubborn to thank others throughout the year to actually express our gratitude. It’s also a chance to gather together with people we don’t always spend time with and catch up. Of course there are the shadows of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday that follow almost too quickly behind this day of relaxing and eating. What can businesses learn from the practice of taking time off for Thanksgiving? Martin Boroson shares some wisdom:
“The standard caution that comes with all investment opportunities is right: Past returns are no guarantee of future performance. In other words, no one really knows what’s going to happen next. So why not invest in the present?”
Each day we think about ways we can improve tomorrow. And as business owners, and legacy makers, it’s important to think this way. We have to plan for tomorrow or we may not make it there. But there’s something to be said for making sure that today is taken care of. For example, it’s better to help a customer today than wait to answer their issue tomorrow.
As a business owner I understand the opportunity of the sales and special days coming up in the next few days. I also know that taking a full 24 hours off isn’t a bad thing. We need to care for ourselves, our families, our businesses, our employees, and our clients. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to not only appreciate today but prepare for tomorrow. Tomorrow isn’t a guarantee, the only guarantee we have is in today. Do what’s good today that will help you prepare for tomorrow.