For years working at companies I was struck by the need to write carols for my clients. I’ve written carols about marketing, staffing, recruiting and planning just to name a few. And true to form, I was struck again this year to write a “T’was the Night Before Christmas”. So here it is. Hope it makes you smile!
T’was the week before Christmas and worry I did.
How to get it all done? Websites, plans and a bid!
The phones were still ringing and email came in.
The tweets and the posts only add to the din.
Most people had chosen to take the day off.
But I own a small business, so to that I just scoff.
I continued to work, to create and to plan.
Who could get it all done? Well clearly I can!
When out in the street there arose such a clatter.
I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter.
Up the stairs, down the hall I flew like a flash.
Out the door I did go, with the dog I did dash.
The sun glinting off the new-fallen snow
And my breath hung in the air when I called out a “yo!”
Because what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a sparkly person who made marketing a career.
With her tools at the ready, she clearly had the scoop,
I knew in a moment she was with The Pedestal Group.
She listened intently, her face quite serious.
And understood my stress without creating a fuss.
Before I could blink she had cleaned up the place!
The marketing was handled, the projects on pace!
She filled in the details, and with a smile so merry,
She did everything that was needed and necessary.
We sat down together and drew up our plan
To meet the needs in aught 12 – a full year span.
We detailed out each step and made sure it was right.
And made sure there was wiggle room – use it I might.
And with that she departed, a smile on her face.
Knowing I would now go on to my home base.
Secure in the knowledge that things were complete.
To get some hot chocolate and put up my feet.
As I got in the car and turned onto the street,
I turned on the radio and got down to the beat.
Then I saw I had a note with one last goal to set –
Plan now for next year, and make it the best one yet!