Now is the Time to Reach Out

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Okay, this next week is the last full week before Christmas. Time to wrap up those projects, finalize year end plans, and mark some items off the to-do list.

While at it, take some time this week to reach out. Make a call or send an email. Text someone. Send a note.

Here are a few ideas:

- call a close friend who lives in another state that you haven’t talked to in several months

- send an email to a former employee or work peer who might need some encouragement

- get in touch with an “unreachable” (out of your league) mentor or hero who has greatly inspired or impacted you from afar. Just to say thanks.

- write a note to a coach, teacher or pastor who greatly influenced you during your childhood or teen years.

- call or email your current pastor and tell them how grateful you are for their leadership.

- share with your team a story of impact that happened this past year that will inspire and motivate.

- take a gift to or leave a gift for your neighbor

- reach out to an aunt, uncle, cousin or relative who you haven’t talked with in a while. Invite them to your house for Christmas.

- encourage a local civil servant or military member by saying hi and how you are grateful for their service.


  1. Good stuff Brad. Reaching out to some of my mentors and previous employers/employees have been on my mind lately. Thanks for the push to get it done.

  2. Jon Staley says:

    Thanks for the encouragement to reach out and communicate with those we have known over the years. But given the limited time left, what should we say? In your view what is the message most people need to hear?
    Thanks again.

  3. Margaret says:

    oooo…. the to-do list……uggghhh

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