December 04 Newsletter
Welcome to Beaumont Consulting's Christmas newsletter, full of festive cheer for the silly season!
December Temp of the Month
He might be a little slack 11 months of the year, though he more than makes up for it in December, particularly on the 25th. He could do with changing his work uniform as it’s always that red and white number, he’s a little expansive around the waist, likes a tipple while on the job and his friends are all reindeer…guessed it yet? Poor effort we know, though we’ve been too busy doing Christmas related activities to identify December’s *Star* temp. So instead, we’d just like to say a BIG THANKYOU to everyone who has worked through Beaumont Consulting over the last 12 months. You represent us day to day while working for our clients, and our reputation for finding quality staff can be attributed to the efforts and hard work you put in…cheers!
Beaumont’s Christmas Party
A good time was had by all last week when the team took to the harbour on a 40 foot yacht for our Christmas Party with East Coast Sailing. Some serious sailing was planned, though within 5 minutes this was revised slightly…. to sitting on whichever side of the yacht we were ordered to by the captain, legs dangling out, beer in hand, taking in the panoramic view. Not as easy or relaxing as it sounds…honest!
A fun day was rounded off by few drinks at the Cargo Bar, where various tales of the high seas were exchanged and varying degrees of sunburn nursed.
It was a great way to spend an afternoon and nice to get outdoors and out of the office.
Goals for 2005
Now is the time when we take stock of what we have achieved during the past twelve months and celebrate. It is also time to consider your goals for the coming year and to think about how these can be achieved.
Give up smoking, drink less, exercise more, get that dream job through hard work and personal development, be nice, smile more often, clear your debts, save more money – something along those lines.
The goals / New Year’s resolutions that you set for yourself should be realistic and achievable first and foremost, and it may help to give yourself a timeframe to work towards. Writing down your goal and keeping it in a place you can see it may also help you remain focused. Try the smart plan when setting your goals:S
Do you really mean it? Are you sincere and sure that you want to commit time and energy towards achieving this goal?
Be specific. Refine every aspect of your goal.
Are you serious about your goal? Are you prepared to devote time and effort and other resources to achieve it?
How will you measure the accomplishment of your goal? How will you know when you have achieved your goal?
Can you access the resources you need to accomplish your goal? Do you need help to do so? Get the help you need to achieve your goal.
Can you reach this goal the way you have designed it? Do you need to change anything to make the goal easier to attain? Make these changes.
is the goal realistic for you? What changes can you make to ensure that the goal is within reach, and is a real option for you. Make these changes.
when do you want results? When would you like reach your goal? Set this time and commit yourself to it. Work hard to achieve your goal in the time you have set.
(Strategies for Learning to Learn Resource Notes, 1994)
Now go on out there and get those goals.
Joke of the Month
Just a few practical jokes that we can play on Santa this year!!
Instead of milk and cookies, leave him a salad, and a note explaining that you think he could stand to lose a few pounds.
While he's in the house, go find his sleigh and write him a speeding ticket.
While he's in the house, replace all his reindeer with exact replicas. Then wait and see what happens when he tries to get them to fly.
Leave a note by the telephone, telling Santa that Mrs. Claus called and wanted to remind him to pick up some milk and a loaf of bread on his way home.
While he's in the house, find the sleigh and sit in it. As soon as he comes back and sees you, tell him that he shouldn't have missed that last payment, and take off.
Leave a plate filled with cookies and a glass of milk out, with a note that says, "For The Tooth Fairy. Leave another plate out with half a stale cookie and a few drops of skim milk in a dirty glass with a note that says, "For Santa."
Take everything out of your house as if it's just been robbed. When Santa arrives, show up dressed like a policeman and say, "Well, well. They always return to the scene of the crime."
Leave lots of hunting trophies and guns out where Santa's sure to see them. Go outside, yell, "Ooh! Look! A deer! And he's got a red nose!" and fire a gun.
Paint "hoof-prints" all over your face and clothes. While he's in the house, go out on the roof. When he comes back up, act like you've been "trampled." Threaten to sue.
Dress up like the Easter Bunny. Wait for Santa to come and then say, "This neighborhood ain't big enough for the both of us."
Quote of the month
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life - Confucius
Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas and a smashing New Year, we wish you all the very best.