The official start of the holiday shopping season.
Get out of bed in the middle of the night.
Get out to the stores well before sunrise.
Wait for the doors of the store to open.
Rush in with the mass of people gathered.
Fight for the bargains.
Shop ’til you drop.
Come home exhausted.
It’s the Olympics of shopping. And the competition is stiff.
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People invest time and money. Like an entrepreneurial endeavor, the returns are both financial and psychological. You may save money. And you experience a shopper’s high from finding a great deal.
But BIGG goal-getters rise above the crowd. So instead of talking about retailers getting into the black, let’s talk about how you can get into the black, to make more money.
We’ll discuss three ways to spend Black Friday to make next year a BIGG success.
And the best part is…you won’t have to lose sleep or fight the hoards to do any of them.
Spend the day learning
Let the herd spend the day spending their money. Spend your day learning how to make more money.
People in the know tend to have.
People who know not tend not to have.
So go to the library. Do some research online. Read a book.
Browse for ways to improve a specific skill. Check out a new opportunity.
The possibilities are as long as the lines at the checkout. The lines you won’t have to stand in.
Spend the day planning
Instead of chasing deals in the stores, spend your day calculating how to reach BIGG success.
What are your goals for next year? What needs to happen before year end to set yourself up for BIGG success next year?
Start this holiday season figuring out how to make spirits bright next holiday season.
Then sample the eggnog!
Spend the day organizing
Let the crowd place orders. Spend your day creating order.
Get a jump on your year-end organizing. Get your files set up for next year. Get this year’s files ready to put away.
Don’t worry about sorting out the deals from the duds, like the masses. Sort out what you need to keep and what you don’t now. Clear out the clutter instead of creating clutter.
Warning: You may miss a good deal or two.
But you will save yourself time and money. And set yourself up to make more money.
And here’s the bonus: Black Friday only offers one time deals. Spend your day learning or planning or organizing. It will help you get in the black and stay there. Now that’s BIGG success!
How have you made Black Friday a productive day?
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