Wednesday March 26, 2014
Find The Joy In Your Business DaY
Do you often find yourself upset and stressed about your business day?
You walk into the work day with a great cup of coffee in your hand ready to take on whatever comes your way. You’ve got great plans to accomplish many things today. And then for whatever reasons the day begins to unravel and takes on a different flow than you had planned – which brings upset and stress.
Pause and think for a moment:
- Do you remember when you started out in business or at the job you currently have?
- Do you remember how excited you were?
- Do you remember how you were going to take on the world and make a difference?
- What happened?
- How did the upset, stress and overwhelm creep into your business days?
The challenge is to keep the upset, stress and the feeling of overwhelm from ever getting a foothold in your business day and instead: Find the joy in your business day.
Remember, you have the ability to control your life – and how your business day goes. It’s a matter of how you respond to whatever comes your way every moment of the day.
- You can respond in a positive way or a negative way.
- You can respond by taking the next step or you can respond with a bad attitude. It’s a matter of what you want to create for yourself and those you work with.
When you respond with a positive, next step approach, you will begin to bring back the joy in your business day!
To bring back – and keep – the joy in your business day, you must be consistent with your mindset. You’ve got to get out there every single business day and make it happen!
When you do you’ll feel the joy of:
- making a sale or signing a new customer
- helping out your co-workers or employees
- serving your customers
- solving daily problems that come up
You’ll do it all with a smile and lots of enthusiasm just like when you first started in business.
When you work from a place of joy every business day, what else happens? Not only will you feel good, accomplish much and be successful with your goals; but your smile and enthusiasm will ripple through the work environment to everyone else.
Not only does it ripple through your where you work but through the people that you sell to, through your vendors, who you talk to at the bank, where you go to pick up your lunch, the grocery store on your way home from work or with anyone, anywhere you may be!
Everyone will want to talk with you AND do business with you because of the positive energy that constantly flows from you. Why? Because you’re getting joy out of your work and out of your business day. Not: Oh, man. You know…it’s so tough out there I just can’t believe it. You know, I just don’t know what I’m going to do… Would you want to spend your business day with someone like that? Of course you wouldn’t.
So let’s get back to the fun of business. Let’s take those problems we have head on. Let’s make it happen. Let’s not let the world around us get us down.
As quoted from the movie, Galaxy Quest: Never give up, never surrender!
Every day stands on its own. Every day you can make it better. But you can only do that with the right attitude. Exude confidence! Then others will be confident too!
Where to start? All you have to do is remember where you came from and understand where you want to go, and you will make it happen.
Oh, and by the way… Viveka von Rosen is the perfect example of a successful individual who finds the joy in her business day – every single day no matter what happens. Just look at the smile on her face on the LinkedInToBusiness blog or on her LinkedIn profile.