I’m going to do something I rarely do. I’m going to ask you to close your eyes for a moment. No! Not yet! You won’t be able to read the rest if you already have your eyes closed. 🙂
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I want you to imagine it’s the end of the workday and you’re getting ready to head home to begin the second (and maybe best!) part of your day. Now SMILE!
You are smiling because, not only are you finishing on time and are about to spend a few hours with your loved ones, but you also have energy to really enjoy your evening.
You feel satisfied with your day since you managed to complete the things you had planned to do with ease and you were able to meet your commitments to your team, your clients, your boss and most importantly, to yourself.
Listen as your clients / colleagues / boss tell you how amazed they are as how effective and efficient you have become. “Wow great job!,” “You are so on top of things,” “We can always count on you” and “You saved the day!”
As you hear these comments, you push out your chest with pride, realizing you have definitely come a long way, baby. Your smile widens and you truly feel like you make a real contribution to others. You’re at the top of your game.
What’s amazing is that every day this same scenario repeats itself. You consistently achieve your professional and personal goals.
Now open your eyes. Is this what you are going through every day? If not, what are you going to do about it?
How can you gain work satisfaction?
1) Start by determining what you want to accomplish in a day. Keep it to 3 to 5 items that will make a significant difference for you.
2) Reduce the “noise” around you – stop email notifications, stop colleagues who come to interrupt you, put a sign on your cubicle if you have to, send calls to voicemail.
3) Focus on only the items that you planned to accomplish in the day.