Spread Kindness and Holiday Cheer All Year Long

choose kindnessThe holiday season is a time of year when most people feel like spreading love and kindness. Is it because we’re genuinely happier?

That got me thinking.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we spread kindness all year long? We could definitely use more love and kindness in the world these days.

Spreading kindness starts with us. Each day, we have the power to either tear someone down or lift them up. We affect other humans on a daily basis the moment we step out of our house (sometimes before we even leave the house).

Ready to make someone’s day? Here’s how to bring holiday cheer to your everyday life:

Remember That Kindness is a Choice

Each day we wake up, we have a choice. We can choose to be angry, grumpy, irritated, or sad. Or we can choose to be happy, kind, helpful, and empathetic. Which choice do you think will create a better outcome? Of course, you know the answer!

In order to spread holiday cheer all year long, we must first decide to choose kindness for ourselves.

We interact with and affect others every day. Whether we’re in the grocery store, picking up our kids from school, or sending a text, we have choices.

We have choices on how to behave and how to respond.

You’re a leader – every word you speak and everything you do has an effect on someone. Everything counts.

Choose Kindness, Little Things Count

Small and random acts of kindness can create magic. Smile more. Say hello. Let someone into your lane while driving. Open the door for a stranger.

Say positive things to yourself. Give genuine compliments. Show your appreciation. Express your gratitude.

Make it a daily practice to spread love and kindness and you’ll start to develop a habit. You’ll notice that others will reciprocate and a positive energy shift will happen.

Stay with your mission to spread kindness and joy everywhere you go! You may not see the effects you have on negative people right away but I guarantee they feel it. They may even pay it forward by being kind to someone else… that’s how the universe works!

Spread More Kindness To Your Clients

You do an amazing job and your clients love you yet it’s always fun figuring out new ways to add more value and show appreciation.

Nothing fails like success.

It’s important that we don’t fall into complacency so that we continue to deliver that 5-star guest experience.

Come up with unique ways to show your appreciation to go the extra mile for your clients. For example, surprise them with an upgrade, a little gift, or even a hand-written note.

Help Other People Get What They Want

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want..” – Zig Ziglar

One of my favorite quotes from Zig. I love it because it helps take the focus off of ourselves and help someone else first.

Shift your focus to helping others in your business and in your life and watch what happens.

Be kind To Yourself

Self-kindness means to go easy on yourself, especially when things aren’t going as planned.

When that inner voice wants to creep in and criticize (I’m bad at marketing! I’ll never be successful!) Instead, have compassion and be gentle with yourself (I can learn and get better at marketing.)

Being kind to yourself is like receiving a warm hug.

Remember, kindness starts with us first. We need to be the source. Kindness is a choice. From there, it will be easy to spread kindness and holiday cheer all year round.

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