Feel free to sing along to the Christmas song melody – “It’s the Most Productive Time, of the year!” Summer is finally coming to a close and we are entering that magical time of productivity sandwiched between the last rays of the summer sun and the start of the holiday season.
School teachers and administrators often say that this is the time of year when the most learning occurs for their students and I think most business professionals would agree as well. For many – this is the most productive time because we are rested and rejuvenated from a (comparatively) relaxed summer season, the kids are back in school, and holiday preparations and parties are a distant thought. Everyone is recharged and ready to work – and shoppers should be ready too!
Think about it for a bit, if you will, during the holiday season is an extremely busy time of year with lots of extracurricular activities for most of us; planning and attending parties, shopping for gifts and groceries to lead to… cooking… lots and lots of cooking! Our time to be productive is hampered by all the other things we “should be doing”. As contractors, it is very easy to decline work in favor of getting our personal to do list done.
With that in mind – now is the time to load up those mystery shopping jobs and “store up” for the holiday season, so to speak, when you know you may be busier.
Just something to think about shoppers!
Also, now is a PERFECT time of year to Organize Your Mystery Shopping Work to make sure you are getting as much done effectively as possible!
One more side note – if you are going away on vacation this holiday – you might consider picking up a job or two while away… here is a video from Market Viewpoint on Mystery Shopping On Vacation!