Is the holiday season a misnomer for you? It probably is if you’re overwhelmed looking hard for income — either for clients or in  job hunting. Take heart, there are options for a new approach. 

These days if you have desperation in searching for clients or a job, it doesn’t feel like a holiday season. So turn it into one. 

Yes, this can be an unnerving time. So don’t try so hard. 

Aside from family and close friends, this is a season for reconnecting with longtime business associates and pals.

Use the holidays to your advantage. 

Sure, continue your quest, but spend the majority of your time building your network. Meet for coffee. Take someone to lunch.

Connect with past associates or people with whom you’ve done some profitable business. 

Out of sight, out of mind – too often , that’s true. So rekindle your relationships.

Your acquaintances will remember your commitment to excellence and skills. 

Don’t forget to get your exercise. 

Oh, now’s a good time to brush up on the 22 Do’s and Don’ts for successful negotiations.

Or it might be time to get a head start on New Year’s resolutions. 

And if all else fails, look around for someone less fortunate to help. Believe me, these folks are out there.

Volunteerism will put a smile on your face. You’re more apt to get some deserved attention. 

You don’t have to feel frustrated in looking for clients or job. Soften your approach.

From the Coach’s Corner, whether you’re searching for new clients or job hunting, here are more resource links: 

10 Strategies to Overcome Stress and Energize Your Career — If you feel stressed at work, join the crowd. Job stress is everywhere. It causes absenteeism, lower productivity, weight gains, high legal and insurance costs, accidents and turnover. Stress costs business about $300 billion a year, according to the American Institute of Stress (AIS).

30 Time Management, Stress Reducing Tips — Tips that will enable you to take bold measures to invest in your future and make money by saving time and reducing stress.

Business Got You Down? Tips for a Morale Boost — If sales are discouraging and you feel like you’re on a treadmill going nowhere, it’s probably because you’re worried about the future. Trust me, you’re not alone. The trick is taking baby steps and not worrying about the future results. Instead, focus on the positive. Business success and strong sales stem are made possible by enthusiasm, and an attitude of service and gratitude.

Discouraged in Job Hunting? Powerful Tips for the Best Job — Whether unemployed or under-employed, a person needs two things: A sense of hope and the right tools to negotiate a job. More than 100 years ago, Oscar Wilde wrote: “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

Job Hunting? Tips to Land Your Dream Job with Style, Substance — Yes, the competition for jobs is ferocious. Unless you’re in accounting, healthcare, mechanical-repair or proficient in sales, good jobs are hard to find. Hopefully, you’ve honed your networking skills and are getting interviews. The first key is to check your attitude.

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”

-Amanda Bradley


Author Terry Corbell has written innumerable online business-enhancement articles, and is a business-performance consultant and profit professional. Click here to see his management services. For a complimentary chat about your business situation or to schedule him as a speaker, consultant or author, please contact Terry.