The holiday season is unmatched when it comes to giving and receiving gifts. A tradition that traces its origins back to biblical times has become more and more commercial as time marches on. Could our grandparents’ generation have conjured up a sea of endless commercials touting Christmas sales tie-ins such as Lexus’ “December to Remember” campaign?

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Giving a gift is a selfless act, or at least it’s supposed to be. We’ve all been taught that it’s better to give than to receive. There are certainly countless people out there who can warm their hearts, and those of others, by giving their time and effort to support charitable causes during this season. But, what about the charitable cause staring you in the mirror each morning? Far too many of us give and give to others but leave little behind for ourselves.

Today, we’re going to discuss how to gift yourself something meaningful. Your future. In order to get into this frame of mind, however, you’ll have to put yourself first. At least for a little while. The official term is called “self-gifting” and it’s a way to self-validate. To tell the world and yourself that you deserve joy. Psychological studies even show that taking care of your own well-being makes you more inclined to do good works and be altruistic. If you were inclined to self-gift this year, what would you recommend for yourself?

For many people, it’s a commitment to the future you. You may be stuck in a job that you don’t enjoy or feel particularly loyal to. You’d like to make a change, but you’re not sure how to go about it. Meanwhile, the months turn into years and you’re still in the same place each holiday season. It’s high time you treated yourself with a gift of self-care. And you don’t even need all the answers just to get started.

If you’ve always wanted to know what might be possible for you and a career transition, FranNet can help. And it’ll cost you nothing to find out where your interests lie and what you may be able to do with them. Each client visit begins with an Entrepreneurial Readiness Profile. It’s made up of four sections and takes into account your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your financial capability to own a business of your own. One that you’re enthusiastic about.

Once you’ve completed your profile, our FranNet representatives—who live and work in the same communities as you—will review your answers. Next, we’ll present franchise concepts from thousands of options—each one well suited to match up with your stated preferences. And you’ll have the chance to ask as many questions as you’d like in determining how to affect change in your life as the owner of your own business. We’ll bridge the divide and make the necessary introductions to keep your investigative process moving forward. If and when you get serious about the possibility of owning a franchise business of your own, we’ll be there to guide you right up to the signed agreement. And we’ll probably be among your first customers as well.

Each year, thousands of people turn to FranNet to begin investigating business ownership through franchising. We have countless success stories to share, but the most important one might be yours someday soon. All you have to do is give yourself a meaningful gift this year. The gift of change.

If you’re motivated to take that leap sooner rather than later, you can make a no-cost, no-obligation appointment with one of our qualified FranNet consultants. It’s never too late to get started down a new path in life. And we can help you navigate the route to a healthier, happier you.