Dear Monday Motivators,
As we have been focusing on our 18th annual administrative conference and our theme, The Path Forward: Adding Value Every Day, I was thinking about how quickly this year is passing. I have been traveling and training every week for several months. I’ve been in contact with hundreds of individuals in all parts of the United States, all size organizations, and all with unique lives. One comment I have heard is, “I can’t believe how fast this year is going. Before we know it, it will be the holidays.” I’ve been soul-searching this view of time because I feel I am moving at warp speed. Our Office Dynamics team also feels that there are not enough hours in a day to accomplish all the important items.
What about you? How do you feel? Even though time is passing quickly, are you actually moving forward? Are you accomplishing tasks and projects that impact your work and business? Do you feel like you are focusing on tasks that affect your bottom line?
As you travel the week ahead of you, I’d like to encourage you to take time throughout your day (at least once) to assess your progress each day. Are you busy but just going in circles that day? I like the analogy of a hamster in a wheel. The hamster runs round and round the wheel and thinks it is getting somewhere but the hamster is not. That’s how I view people at work. We go and go and go and think we are moving forward but we just went in circles that day. Some days, that’s just how things work. We just don’t want it to be a daily event or even an every other day event.
As businesses up their game and competition increases this year, employees need to add value every day. Underneath all that, it’s about self-satisfaction. We were born to move forward. Unfortunately, while some people chronologically move forward celebrating birthday after birthday, they have done nothing to add value to their life or others.
As we say in our conference brochure, “You’re stronger. You’re in a better place than 3 years ago. It’s time to wake up, get up and move again!” This week, get excited about delivering added value while developing your unique value!