May 30, 2011 - By the end of each work day, do you feel excited and invigorated in anticipation of the next day or physically drained and emotionally spent - actually glad that the day is over? If you are feeling drained or emotionally raw from the day, then it is time to take a step back and figure out what you need to do to make it enjoyable and rewarding. Each day should feel like a precious gift full of unexpected and anticipated joy in what you are doing and why you are doing it. If this is not how you feel, then it is time to know what can and will make you feel this way.
Take an MM&I Moment to write down what would bring you joy and fulfillment in the work that you are currently doing. Write down what would bring you enthusiasm and appreciation. Write whatever comes to mind that makes you smile no matter how absurd it may seem when you write it. Now take a look at the list and choose one thing to focus upon. What can you do to bring that into being? It could be the simplest thing like posting a picture or phrase that reminds you of why you are earning the money you are earning to achieve something else in your life. Whatever it is ... bring it to life. Then before you know it, other aspects of your work will come to life in ways you never imagined.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"When a person applies enthusiasm for his job, the job will itself become alive with exciting possibilities." - Norman Vincent Peale
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
How are you capturing the experiences of your customers in doing business with you? How are you showing and demonstrating what others can expect and realize as a result of working with you? From testimonials in your literature and on your website to candid shots and words of customers reaping the benefits of what you delivered posted in social media , these are priceless and powerful impressions in the eyes of others seeking to use your products or services. Make it a regular practice to document the experiences and end results of working with you and your business.
JOIN ME AT SYNERGY STREET IN SOUTHPARK JUNE 3rd: I will be the featured speaker at Synergy Street's Executive Forum in Southpark this Friday, June 3rd. The forum begins at 8:00 a.m. I will be speaking on "$ecrets of Growth Companies: What it REALLY takes to recession-proof your business." For more information on Synergy Street, the weekly forums and their locations check out their facebook page, CLICK HERE!
SHE, INC. TO WOW, INC. ON JUNE 8TH: I will be speaking in association with the CVCC Small Business Center in Hickory, NC, on Wednesday June 8th from 9 a.m. - noon presenting "She, Inc. to WOW, Inc. - Women-owned Wisdom for Next Level Growth." For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.