Monday, Monday! Got to love that day! Hope you all had a great weekend. Leggggooo! The groundbreaking findings of positive psychology are still mostly unknown in the business and professional worlds.
Many lawyers, who have one of the most stressful jobs in the workplace, are unaware that special techniques have been created to buffer them against occupational hazard.
Many inner city teachers have not yet discovered the concept of “The top two patterns”, which has revolutionized the efficiency of a teacher. Many Fortune 500 companies are using incentive programs that haven’t been effective for over a decade. As a result, they miss an incredible opportunity to get ahead.
If a study has shown how a CEO can become 15% more effective at his job, and another study shows how a manager can improve customer satisfaction by 42%, you would think that people on the front line would be reading these articles. As I have said many of times in these blogs, one of the fastest ways to become more fulfilled and therefore be happier is to be continually improving. So, here is the question:
- When was the last time you invested in your own self-improvement when it comes to your job?
- When was the last time you read a sales book or attended a sales seminar?
- When was the last time you read a book on how to lead your team in a more efficient manner?
- When was the last time you sought out advice from someone who successful in your line of work?
- When was the last time you had planned growth?
I heard a quote a few days ago that has really stuck with me that I wanted to share with each of you.
“What we do from 6:00 pm to 9:00 am will determine how effective we are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.” Boom! Freaking nailed it!
I am usually pretty good at putting my phone down during family time. But last night, some very pressing things at work were happening and I felt like I needed to try and balance those pressing things, and my kids. I spent most the night answering texts while I tried to talk to my kids about their day. Guess what? I laid in bed last night and felt like a crappy dad because I chose not to be fully engaged. Joy comes from working hard. Joy comes from putting your phone down and listening intently. Joy comes from exercising. Joy comes from increasing your spirituality. Joy comes from becoming better. And as we become better at home, we will be more successful at work.
Putting that damn phone down, Cram