Your Happiness Is The Key To A Successful Business
In anticipation of July 4th We would like to challenge you to celebrate the freedom you have to pursue happiness!
The declaration of independence states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Here’s a question for you: How can you pursue something that is simply a decision?
Our answer would be: Diligently. Pursue happiness diligently! Design your business to bring you happiness. Begin with deciding to be happy. Choosing to be happy enables you to move through your days without the added weight that comes with choosing not to be happy. You know what we mean – you’ve met “those people” – the ones that move through life as if everything is a burden and look at every task as if it’s a personal assault on their life. These individuals are waiting for something good to happen and always reveling in what isn’t working or what could be better. They often envy the success of others and feel if only they were successful they could be happy.
Make the decision now to take the steps necessary to model your business in a way that enables you to joyfully go about your days. Make your business work for you as much as possible. Begin by making a list of what drives you crazy in your business, put down the tasks that drain you or you avoid doing. Take your list and identify three items that you want to change or tasks that you want to master. By “master” we mean to break them down and document how they are done so they could be done by someone else, or if you still will be doing them, they will be easier to get done. Face it – these items need to get done and if they aren’t enjoyable to you, if you dread them, they will reduce the joy you have in your business. So – master them, face them head on and embrace them with determination and persistence. Get them done, get them out of the way and engage in those things you love to do. If you tackle three of these items each month at the end of a year you will have mastered 36 tasks in your business and have 36 documented ways of working that someone else can do. Now that should enable you to decide to be happy!
Each of us have a choice and let’s face it being happy is a whole lot better than being unhappy. Who likes to be around unhappy people? No one. You have the freedom to create a business culture and structure that is enjoyable, one in which you can be happy to show up in every day. We encourage you to celebrate that freedom by being persistent in mastering your business and being mindful of showing up in your professional life with a smile. Being joyful about what you do shines through all you do.
If you’re not excited about what you do for a living, do something else, or change the way you think about what you’re doing. For instance, there are only 24 hours in a day, and how you think about spending those hours is essential! Celebrate your right to choose how you spend your time and what you do for a living by being a happy person while you are doing it. The right attitude and the right action will result in your success. It’s a no-fail recipe.