Life is emotional. So is business, whether you want to admit it or not. It’s emotion that allows you to persuade people to buy products or services.

It’s emotion that allows you to inspire your staff to do the best job. It helps in convincing the Board of Directors to embrace change and leaders to back plans. There’s not much in business that does not rely on persuasion of one kind or another.

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the end of the current year, it’s easy to lose focus.

There are too many projects needing attention before the end of the year and way too many distractions. But this is the perfect time to plan for the coming year.

Planning is an essential task at the end of a year. Like any milestone, it gives us a moment to reflect on what has passed and what is to come.

There is nothing quite like curling up on the couch during the holiday season to watch movies and specials. Rudolph. Frosty. Bing. They’re everywhere.

There are even channels dedicated to showing holiday fare 24/7. But did you know that buried within these treasures are lessons for businesses?

There is nothing quite like a holiday video to share the joy with friends and family.

It’s the perfect time to pull out phones and video cameras to document the joys in life and capture the season.

It’s also a great way to show why we love what we do.