Xmas Sales every month?!

I am sure you are busy as we approach the “business” end of the year.


I think it’s amazing how much work is done by one and all, as Christmas approaches. The whole country has an agreed upon target by which we have to get everything done.

Most businesses seem to have a spike in sales and production as we approach December. 

Imagine if we had the Christmas game every month? Imagine how much more you’d get done each year?

I believe if we did this, national productivity would be much higher than it is. We don’t need an annual holiday to make this happen.

I urge you to consider a monthly game your whole company plays, that has a cut off date. You will be surprised how much more will get done. We have implemented this with clients and some have even gone to a weekly game. I’ll leave it up to your imagination…


Also, check with your staff what motivates them to play–it’s not generally money. I’ve seen pizza and half a day off, get amazing production in more than one business!

The Lighter Side of Business:


At this time of year we start thinking about our plans for 2013 and reviewing what we achieved in 2012. We always have plans, but… how much of them do you get DONE?

Often business owners and executives have good plans, the problem is in the execution!

First tip: Any idea put into action is better than just thinking about it.

When talking to entrepreneurs, sometimes I’ll hear “I don’t want to tell anyone my idea in case they steal it”.
Yes, protect your “intellectual property” but… 

Any idea executed–is better than a brilliant idea which is never done!

Some of the best businesses didn’t have the best ideas–they just got good ideas DONE.

Second Tip: Break your plans down into simple targets.

It is very easy to get into amazing dreams of how great it will be, you must do this!

Next, assess how you and your team are going to DO it. Many owners give complex or unclear targets to their staff such as “grow the sales”. Only the brilliant will work out how to do it. You will have much more success if you break it down to a small number of simple, WRITTEN, clear targets. 

Third Tip: Get into action! 

I am sure you have learnt more about business and life when you get your hands dirty. No amount of training will ever develop the skill and know-how one develops when you’ve done it.

Good luck with the end of the year and your planning for next year!

Oisin Grogan


Executive Success



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