My father-in-law once told me that there are four major contributors to stress – moving, getting married, having a kid, and changing jobs. A few years ago, I managed to squeeze all four into one year. To make matters even more interesting, I was laid off from my prior employer.
Small gestures make a big impact
I was speaking with one of my clients, Andrea, yesterday about whether she sends out handwritten thank-you cards during this time of year to her important clients and contacts. She replied “I don’t just do that. I make homemade toffee, fudge and cookies for my clients. It’s a pain in the butt, but still worth it.”