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Life should never just ‘happen.’ In fact, the only way you’re ever going to get anywhere at all is through intentional action. That action starts in the questions you ask, and the answers you give.
At some point we all fall into self-sabotaging behaviors. Stopping this behavior is easy when you learn to recognize the symptoms.
The things that seem to take a backseat during times of crisis are typically the things that make us feel good, like a routine.
Whether you’re going for a week or two, or just a few days, taking care of a few things now, and keeping a positive mindset, can help ease you back into the work routine and may even stretch your “vacay” mood a little longer.
When you think of a successful CEO, do you wonder how they make it look so easy? How did they get where they are? It almost seems a fantasy that someone can run a company, spend time with family, exercise every day, yet still manage to enjoy their hobbies as well, such as writing a book, or building a boat. You know the kind of person we’re talking about because there are loads of these successful people out there.
A few months ago (feels like a lifetime right?) many of us were displaced from an office setting to a home office setting. There have been a few that made that transition seamlessly. I am not one of those few! I am an extrovert by nature. I recharge my batteries (energy if you will) by interacting with people around me.
Everyone says customers are first, but so few deliver on that idea. If you are just slightly better than average delivering customer service, you are already most of the way there. Regardless of whether your customer is engaging with you in email, on social media, or elsewhere, they should feel at home, as if everything were made for them – because it is.
People read about having a great work environment or an atmosphere at work for success. But if your environment at home is less than optimal, this can affect your work, no matter how great your work environment is.
The more I assess the situation, from a reasonable, logical, sprinkled-with-just-a-tad-emotion, point of view, the more I can’t help but think, “Why not make the best of a bad situation”?