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Thanksgiving Meal Planning May Provide Business Success Tips

One of the U.S. holidays that has absolutely no religious ties is Thanksgiving. Maybe that is why everyone really enjoys this holiday.  How do you plan for your Thanksgiving, and specifically the meal? The reason this has been brought up is to demonstrate that how you plan for this day and this meal speaks volumes about how you may or may not be planning for your business.

For example, do you make it your business to be invited somewhere and you basically bring the wine or the beer or the dessert and you are all set? This may demonstrate your willingness to outsource a good amount of your administrative and other work in your business.

Another example is, do you begin weeks before Thanksgiving trying to figure out exactly how many people will be coming over to your house and you begin to purchase goods for your recipes way in advance? Your plan is to make every single dish from scratch. This may demonstrate in your business that you are a control freak. You must handle everything. Approve everything. You are actually a roadblock to the growth of your business.

One last example, do you make a few phone calls and reserve enough seats for you and your guests at a restaurant, or do you have everything catered into your home – soup to nuts? In your business this may be the optimal utilization of your time. The one exception might be that you would opt to cook or bake at least one or two items. Similar to your business, you would still work in your area of expertise.

This is a different approach for you to step back and assess how you actually plan for this one single, special day. You would think your ability and interest in planning would be much more intense when planning for your business.

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  1. Our mutual friend Fabienne Fredrickson says “how you do anything is how you do anything.” I’m a delegator type, I’ll go to a good restaurant with a bunch of friends and enjoy the food of someone who is good at cooking and likes to cook and doesn’t mind all the cleanup. 🙂 Very appreciative that I can do that, too!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Yes, I enjoy the quality of a meal cooked by a professional too!

  2. Hi Mitch,

    Great article. This year Thanksgiving was a collaboration and it it felt really good to not do it all myself. This ties in nicely with business as I’m learning to outsource more.

    I love how you tied this together.

    Write on!~


    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Yes, outsource is the way to go, to really be effective and grow!

  3. Haha! Mitch we ordered our COMPLETE meal in. Hopefully my wife doesn’t read this and I get into trouble. She is a master outsourcer!!

    Dr. Robert Fenell

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Dr. Bob,
      Alas, our ‘home made’ Thanksgiving Meal was from 1-800 – order-it-now as well! It was the family and friends that made it all fun anyway.

  4. Why do it yourself when you can hire someone better to do it for you!!

    Kiyla Fenell

  5. I never would have thought about comparing my business to a Thanksgiving meal! I love your analogies and how you make me think out-of-the-box!!! 🙂 ~ Carmen

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      How about you write an ebook for the Holidays. How to get everything in your house organized for the Holidays in 48 Hours! Mitch

  6. Mitch
    Good analogy but I beg to differ – I plan out the meal and buy the ingredients and make the food from scratch (I am a nutritionist and believe in real whole food that is home-made!). This to me shows attention to detail, good planning skills and doing what I believe in – all important in business too 🙂

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Great, so why is this disagreeing! You would plan and cook from scratch and the same planning, attention to detail is exactly how you run your business! Exactly my point. Mitch