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Business Ideas: Happy Leap Day!

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Happy Leap Day!

It comes around only once every four years: February 29th.
Have you thought about what you will do to make the most of the extra 24 hours available to you this year?

Here’s a suggestion: Seize the opportunity to build your success in the workplace.
How? Since you have one more day this year, simply apply the "one more" strategy today.

Managers: Give one more employee a compliment before you leave work today. Notice one more thing that somebody did right today, comment on it and start a ripple effect that elevates workplace morale.

Salespeople: Call one more customer today before you take off your headset or hang up the phone. Call a customer, say "Happy Leap Day!" and then ask about a problem you can help with or a need you can meet. You might not make a sale, but you will build rapport.

Leaders: What one thing could you do to make your own boss’s day easier? Maybe you could notch up your performance—or maybe you can anticipate your boss’s needs, make a suggestion or take something off the boss’s plate.

Everyone: Think of one more thing you could do today to make meaningful progress toward your goals. Who could you approach for advice? What time-saving idea could you implement? What one item could you cross off your to-do list? What deadline could you beat?

After all, time is one thing that you can’t control. Everyone has the same number of hours in every day, the same number of days each year. The difference between success and mediocrity is knowing what to do with those hours and days. When you seize the opportunity to do one more thing, you will move ahead.

For more valuable resources you can use, see the links below.
To your success—today and always!

The editors of Communication Briefings

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Leap Year

Did you know that the Gregorian calendar was designed to keep the vernal equinox on or close to March 21?

The idea is for Easter to remain correct with respect to the vernal equinox. But the vernal equinox year is about 365.242374 days long (and increasing), whereas the average year length of the Gregorian calendar is 365.2425. The difference, while marginal, means that in around 8,000 years, the calendar will be about one day behind where it is now.

What’s it mean to you?  One more extra day in February!

The Olympics occur in the Leap Year, every four years, as does political elections in the United States.

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