Let’s face it, work sucks. For those of us who punch a clock each day, work can feel like a scene from Office Space.
If you have a career or day job that you truly enjoy, then kudos. For the rest of you, staying positive on a day-to-day basis is challenging, stressful, and exhausting. There’s simply not enough coffee in the break room to get you through.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to give you three simple ways to motivate yourself to stay positive and productive on a daily basis. Don’t let yourself feel like Peter Gibbons and that pesky memo.
We are creatures of habit. We all know some habits are good and others are not. What we forget, however, is our daily personal habits translate into our professional lives more than we know. Far too often, I’ve caught myself doing something in the office, that comes directly from my personal habits.
Leadership ain’t easy. Each leader has a unique style. But each leader uses different styles and methods throughout the day when leading their teams. Each of us strive to be good leaders. Regardless of what our roles, every supervisor and manager wants their subordinates to see them as a true leader. Regardless of your position and leadership style, there are three leadership tools that are universal. Continue reading 3 Ways To Be An Effective Leader
Why do we find being a better version of ourselves so difficult? I think we all have the intent and for the most part, we all desire to be “good.” But we all are taught to win at all costs. It’s a cultural lesson to be the best, we must do whatever it takes. Regardless of others.
Yet, have you tried to be your better self? If you come from a place of genuine good, your success in life and in anything you do, is more attainable. Ironically, being your better self is actually selfish and simultaneously altruistic. You feel good when you make others feel good. That is the ultimate high.
Is money that important? To survive yes. But to truly live, not really. To succeed, is that important? I guess it depends on what you want to succeed in. Do you want to draw the most beautiful drawing? How about painting the most beautiful painting? Do you want to raise happy and healthy kids? How about succeeding in all three?
Your Better Self
The best version of you isn’t hard to find. It takes a little effort and some thought. But once you find it, you will know. Your heart will tell you.
I have found my better self when I strive to do the right thing. Doing the right thing isn’t the easy thing, but it feels right. Others may not see it. Others may disagree or even take offense. But a better you makes a better person and eventually others come around. If they don’t, honestly that’s on them. Business, family, friends, everything is about relationships. Success in all these things cannot be found without positive relationships.
If you bring your best temperament to everything you do, your relationships are better, stronger, healthier. Your success is a result. Your heart and mind are at peace. You are happier. People like happy people. Think about that.