This time of year, New York City is transformed into a sparkling oasis, as 5th Avenue, Park Avenue, Lincoln Center and many other popular destinations are aglow for the holidays in lavish decorations.
Tourists flock to Rockefeller Center to see the nation’s largest Christmas Tree while lovers and families with small children glide across the ice skating rink at Bryant Park.
Charming markets pop up around town, offering an array of trinkets, winter wear and more for the shoppers sipping hot chocolate. And locals on their way to work breathe in the fragrant aroma of evergreen trees, awaiting their new homes, lined up on sidewalks throughout the city.
Famous for its intense energy all year round, the city that never sleeps takes on a very special and completely different vibe from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.
A few days after that first sweet smell of the season, as I watched workers on cherry-pickers stringing glittering white lights on the trees around Columbus Circle, I started wondering how we could capture this amazing fresh and exciting feeling and utilize it to boost our spirits and captivate potential clients throughout the year.
You see, when we are dressed up in our finest — glimmering like a glorious Christmas tree, or wrapped up like a lovely Hanukkah gift – others are attracted to our brilliance.
And when others are attracted to you, when they want to bask in your brightness and positivity, and even hope some of it rubs off on them, you won’t have to look for clients or friends. They will flock to you.
So this holiday season, why not take a moment to reflect on how you can be your best sparkly self all year long?
Here are a few things you can try…
Practice better self-care so you’re operating at your peak performance (exercise regularly, eat healthy whole foods).
Look your best even if you’re working at home (don only outfits that make you feel fabulous, get a great haircut or try a new color).
And discover what you need to do to nourish your soul (it’s out there, and you can do it!)
Implemented on a regular basis, actions like these can put a festive twinkle in your eyes and help you radiate confidence and warmth, traits that will surely not only up your happiness quotient but also boost your biz at the same time.
How are you going to keep the shine going all year long? Let me know!