Tonight after I sign off of ActiveRain, I will perform my major annual staying in touch ritual.
Now, throughout the year, I try to stay in touch with what I think of as "Schmooze Calls" made to clients because there is something I want to tell them or because I just want to call to check in and perhaps exchange festive gossip. I'm not calling to ask them for business.
I also follow a lot of them on Facebook, and I do comment on their posts and the pictures of their new additions and or grandchildren. But again, it's just to remind them that I'm here.
Then every year, I do what I'm about to do tonight.
This year, most of the people I know crawled under a rock after the election and are finally starting to emerge back into the land of the living. There were fewer parties this year than I've seen in a long time. So I decided to throw a little party to ring out the season - an Un-Decorating the Tree party in mid-January.
The invitations are going out both email and snail mail tomorrow. And it provides a wonderful excuse for follow-up phone calls, which I'll begin over the weekend.
I do some sort of party around the holidays almost every year. And every year, I seem to be able to create bonds with my base.
Many of the people who come have gotten to know one another, and many of the people from my sphere of influence already knew one another from time they shared in one of my past lives.
The sphere that plays together stays together!