What can you do on a slow business day (we all have them, deliberately or by chance) when the zoom appointments are not end-to-end (seemingly) and there are no perceived urgent matters hanging over your head?

I have compiled a small list:

  1. File your email into folders (ugh, but necessary)
  2. Clear off the piles on your desk and discard old stuff no longer needed
  3. Call a few people you lost touch with to check how they are doing (even leaving a voice mail is a nice gesture)
  4. Hack away at just one more part of that really long-term project, always progressing to completion
  5. Learn a news skill or delve further into the software that seems really complex (my 2021 goal is canva.com)
  6. Begin conversations to collaborate with another esteemed  colleague in a creative, yet marketable way
  7. Find a new networking group to penetrate and reinvigorate your marketing skills there
  8. Be sure to take a walk or allow exercise time, to nurture the body and release the mind
  9. Try a new approach with some prospects who never “bit” but seemed interested; additional time can be an incentive for them to remember they really need you
  10. Pick up all the small details and threads that you left undone with a client, even if not “mission-critical”

Bonus: Reevaluate your LinkedIn image on your profile and “up” your activity to show yourself as a thought leader and expert in your field. But you knew that suggestion was coming, right?

What am I leaving out? It’s your turn.

Marc W. Halpert

LinkedIn personal coach, group trainer, marketing strategist and overall evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate better!

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