Here are some tried and true techniques to get your motors running if you find yours is currently on empty!
-Try something new. If you've been e-mailing blasting for the last two months, do something else. Pick up the phone, run an ad in the paper, log on to a new networking website, make a business call to a new client, join a networking group, do ANYTHING but what you've been doing. Insanity could easily be defined as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results!
-Reach out to your previous clients by sending a holiday e-mail or card. Remember, these people were once at the top of your priority list...don't let them fall to the bottom. They could be your biggest cheerleaders and source of referrals.
-Tie up all your loose ends. If you're waiting on a phone call, e-mail, need to make a phone call or e-mail...do it! There is no time like the present to complete a task. It could mean more business and money to you in the long run.
-Talk about your business where you normally don't. Does your hairdresser know what you do? How about your next door neighbor? What about your extended family? You may be surprised at the number of people who are not aware of your ability to help them in the business world. During this time of gathering and festivities be sure to update those you meet.
-Go to a yoga class. I know this sounds 'new age' but you'll be amazed at the clarity you will find as you force yourself to relax and rejuvinate.
-Start a journal. Getting the clutter out of your head just by putting it on paper can create room for new thought and ideas.
-Clip coupons. Saving money creates a "feel good" emotion and a sense of accomplish. Clip coupons in the local Sunday paper and/or online at Coupons.com or other money saving places.
-Take an Angel off the Angel Tree at the mall (or any other selfless act). Recognizing that others are less fortunate can help put your own trials and tribulations in perspective. Helping those in need is ALWAYS a way to make yourself feel better :-)
Hope this helps!! :-) :-) :-)