‘Twas five months ‘til Christmas and all through the company house
Everything was stirring, opportunity beckoning like a march from Strauss.
Business plans and strategy reviewed with care
Dollars promised through December would be there.
The producers digging for business widespread
While visions of dollars danc’d in their heads.
The CFO is counting and sees no cap
It will not be the usual fourth quarter nap.
Out in the market we have caused such a clatter
What they think really does not matter.
The impact grew like fire in a flash
The momentum will be more than a splash.
The glint of rewards beginning to show,
The work is not over I truly know.
I am in wonder at what is beginning to appear
The best in our people with awe I revere.
Even the most senior of our staff are lively and quick
They too are energized by the business uptick.
Faster than ever deals begin to frame
The teams called out each mentioned by name.
Now Leaders, Now Managers, Now Staff and Producers
On market, On leads, On partners and consumers
To the top of the market and over the brawl
Now close the deals, close the deals, close the deals all.
As anticipation mounts when the wins begin to fly
Every obstacle is met making challenges nigh.
So to the top of business the producers flew
More dollars for each and bonuses too.
Then in the market I heard the poof, poof
Competition backing down under our hoof.
I knew it was not the market turning around
100% market share is aways available I’ve found.
Reasons for failure were given the boot
Winning for all is such a hoot.
The dollars and rewards of the attack
Are building and not one is looking back.
Their eyes, how they twinkle and attitudes merry
Changes in culture forward we carry.
Armed and ready we draw our bow
New targets in sight, hit with results to show.
We have dug in our feet and shown our teeth
Our integrity, mission and vision we keep.
We’ve cut a broad swath with fire in the belly
The market has opened up like a deli.
I feel the passion and energy of my old self
Leading, laughing, thinking, it’s all top shelf.
Looking back now fear was all in my head
Being proactive means nothing to dread.
It is easy and exciting each day as I go to work
The hum and pace are more than a perk.
Tensions, concern and anxiety no longer pose
A threat to prosperity on the path I chose.
Awakened from my thoughts as if by a shot from a pistol
The newest numbers make everyone whistle.
All indicators suggest a December that will be off the charts
A very merry Christmas bringing dollars and joy in our hearts.
An adaptation by Pat Soltys of the poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas” written by Clement Clark Moore.
This post concludes the Christmas in July Brings Dollars in December series. Our next series is Enterprise by Design.