Welcome to 2021, and even though I tend to lean toward the superstitious side, it’s got to be better than 2020. Right? I mean c’mon. Unless you are 102, you’ve never lived through a year like that one!
Well, now that I’ve said it’s got to be better than 2020, I’m busy looking for a big piece of wood to knock on.

First off, celebrate. Pat yourselves on the back. There are a lot, and I mean a lot, of businesses that didn’t make it. Here we are, three days into the new year and you’ve survived.
Second, maybe start off 2021 with a little fun. Look, no one is saying we’re out of the woods yet. Maybe there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but this tunnel is proving to be pretty long. So we have a ways to go. Chances are you’re tired. Chances are that so are your employees. Lighten the mood up a bit. Yadda
Third, get back to it. As of this writing, the government hadn’t decided what it was doing exactly. Heck, that’s nothing new. They didn’t decide last time until they did, and then they kept changing their minds – and the rules. So be paying attention and if there’s something that can benefit your business, go for it. Cross your t’s and dot your I’s.

Next week: More to come

Business Playbook is written by Tim Timmons. Timmons’ book, Coaching Success: Creating Champions for the Business World is available at www.tim-timmons.com.