On this Labor Day in the United States, may your day be filled with a complete lack of labor and a full day of relaxation. And may you take the spirit of reduced labor with you when you return to the office. Reducing labor intensity at work is a worthy goal for all. The time it saves can be invested wisely — on employees, customers, or even on more time off.
Burnout is a state of mind. By designing personal choices that include your passions and interests, and speckle them amongst your day-to-day life, you are creating Lifestyle Gravity that will give you things to look forward to.
Whether you are a leader, salesperson, or even a customer sales rep, your voice is one of your primary business tools. Yet, many people take very poor care of this critical resource. In this podcast, Scott shares four simple steps for nurturing and developing your voice.
Most sensible people avoid driving drunk and even driving while overly fatigued, knowing the physical harm they could do behind the wheel of a car. Yet, many of these same sensible individuals are driving their businesses under the influence of little sleep, long working hours, and extraordinary amounts of stress. Little thought is given to the harm that could befall the company and its clients as a result of the poor decisions and inattentiveness that come with being out of balance.
Professionals at all levels who work to restore their work-life balance find they get more done in less time. Their customers are better served, and their companies accumulate profits instead mistakes and mishaps. Becoming simply balanced or enhancing an already balanced work-life starts with letting someone else do the driving when it’s your time to go home.
I’m back from a wonderful vacation and my next pleasure trip, a weekend in Vegas with Holly, is already on the calendar for October. While I know that I will have a wonderful time in Vegas, being able to look forward to this trip is just as meaningful.
I play the “always having something to look forward to game” every week. Sometimes it’s a ballgame, time with friends, or something as simple as time with my son. The key is that I always have something that I can look forward to. It helps me to enjoy the present moment, even the ones that are not all that pleasant since I know this too shall pass.
So, what do you have to look forward to? Put something on the calendar now. Maybe a massage later this week or dinner with a friend. And while you’re at it, how about scheduling that next vacation or weekend trip away. You know you deserve it and the anticipation that comes with it.