Posts Tagged ‘Happy at Work’

Unbore Yourself and Get Out of Your Rut

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012


No matter how you feel today, there was almost certainly a time when you were engaged and excited about your job. It may have lasted for years, or not even made it through the first week. But if you find yourself bored and disengaged on the job now, there might be a reason that has nothing to do with the job itself.

According to Susan Cramm, founder and president of the IT leadership development firm Valuedance, the most likely culprit is right there in the mirror.

Blogging for the Harvard Business Review, Cramm offers three possible causes of your boredom:
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Appreciation

Monday, September 26th, 2011

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ “Nobody appreciates me.” “I never get a pat on the back for a job well done.” We’ve heard all these complaints before and most of us have even given those from time to time. It’s no fun to feel unappreciated. But the answer, believe me, is NOT to complain about it. The answer is to become part of the solution.

Most under-appreciated employees are not alone in their misery. They’re usually part of a workplace with no culture of appreciation. The best thing you can do in this situation is to help create that culture. Express appreciation at least 20 times today, not just for what people do around you, but for who they are. Watch the faces of people whose days are made by your simple act of kindness. In no time at all, you will find yourself on the receiving end. When you help to create a culture of appreciation, everybody wins.

Have a great Monday!

Roxanne

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

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Spin Around and Smile

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ Children up to preschool age are said to laugh 150-300 times daily, while adults laugh only 15 times a day!

Sure, as we grow older we may discover that we are not as innately happy as a toddler, but we can decide to smile. In fact, just doing so has been proven to instill happiness. In the late 80’s for instance, a study was conducted wherein students were asked to make a “u” or an “e” sound and record how they felt. Unsurprisingly, subjects that made the “e” sound reported feeling much happier than their counterparts, because they were smiling as a result.

So smile. Smile right now. Smile at lunch. Spin around in a circle and smile. Feeling better? I thought so. Create a great Monday!

Roxanne

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

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Get Aboard the Happy Bus!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

One of the best changes you can make in your own job security is to choose to be happy with what you have. You HAVE a job. Sure, you may work with a few dweebs. Your boss can be a jerk. The mailroom wasn’t the destiny you had in mind when you graduated magna cum laude… but you HAVE a job. Not everyone does, so start there.
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Know Your Worth

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ You’ve probably heard it before. Your prospect offers a veiled threat; something about the abundance of other vendors out there?

Sitting there, looking you in the eyes, they casually declare that you may not get their business.
Well you know what? Agree with them. That’s right. Agree with them! Point out that things may not just work out for you.

As soon as they believe that you need them more than they need you, you have a problem. That’s why you show your own willingness to walk away if things don’t work out.

Just by offering great value, they should be thrilled to do business with you. Always focus instead on the value you create, and show them the monetary implication of that value. And if it’s not a fit, it’s not a fit. Know your worth, value what you have to offer, and create a great Monday.

Roxanne

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

Love this audio message? You may also download the MP3 version and PDF transcript below:



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