Christmas now approaches. Families are struggling to decide how to get together, even IF to get together. My son, his wife, a friend, and their dog just drove here from LA. They arrived, isolated for a day, took Covid tests with rapid response, as did my wife, who I took to a hut in a CVS parking lot! I took a home test which reported two days later. All of us are negative, and so the biggest challenge is acclimating their dog and ours. Bentley can be somewhat, ah, difficult. We used to test trees to bring home, now we test family to allow home.
Perhaps because of Covid I haven’t seen as much (any) protesting about Christmas, church and state separation, “humanism,” and so on. I’ve never cared if someone believed or didn’t believe in God, I just found it reasonable to live and let live, not assume the other person is somehow unintelligent. Where have I heard that before?
I want to wish all of you, no matter what you believe or don’t believe, the true spirit of a Merry Christmas. And by that I mean loved ones around you, thankfulness for what we have and where we are, and a generosity to try to help others. When you boil it all away, I think true religion and also true good will is about tolerance and forgiveness. None of us is perfect. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be productive and supportive, loving and full of life.
And so from Maria, me, Bentley, and Coco, we wish you a Merry Christmas in that spirt and with that sentiment.
Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. —Edna Ferber
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. —Shirley Temple
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly. —Andy Rooney
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MacKay CEO Forums: My long-time client and colleague, Nancy MacKay, is seeking additional chairs for her vast network which provides virtual meetings for business owners and executives. The chairs, while continuing to run their own businesses, also facilitate these meetings periodically, and gain exposure to potential clients by also addressing the groups and becoming known within the network. Here’s a video conversation with me and Nancy with more information: https://vimeo.com/451547172/b19e467e3e. You can reach Nancy for further discussions here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Just mention that I sent you to receive a quick response.
Million Dollar Consulting® College Goes Virtual: Join me for the first-ever virtual college over three mornings January 26-28, 2021 (afternoons in Europe). We’ll have group exercises, role plays, case studies, and great interaction. To launch this new approach, I’ve reduced the fee by 50%. I hosted a dozen people from five countries in the October virtual College. Use this January opportunity to help launch you into the emerging economy with new energy and new techniques in 2021: https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/million-dollar-consulting-college-2021/
If not now, when?
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