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A little reminder for all of us today…
How often do you take time to celebrate your achievements? I know we often feel proud of ourselves when we’ve hit an income goal or the next level of management, when we have a new person join our team, or when we’re invited to be a trainer at one of our company or team events. We pop the bubbly, announce it to the world, and generally just feel really dang good about ourselves. And these are great achievements, worthy of being celebrated for sure! But those “big” events are not what make up most of our time spent in our businesses, are they?
The vast majority of our time is actually spent in day-to-day activities–like making phone calls or sending texts, writing thank you notes, preparing to make product presentations and the like. And often while we are working in these little ways on our business, we forget how important it is to celebrate those little things.
For example, let’s say you’ve been afraid of public speaking in the past, but in order to sell your product or service you have to put yourself in front of people–upwards of 50 or more people per month! And you find the courage to practice and do it, because you’re driven by your goals. THIS IS WORTH CELEBRATING.
Perhaps there’s a person you’ve been dying to ask to join your business, but you’ve been chickening out about it for months. One day, something clicks in your heart and you find you have the strength to put yourself out there; to be vulnerable. Whether they say yes or no, THIS IS WORTH CELEBRATING.
Maybe you’ve been passionate about the fact that your product changes lives–and a client, out of the blue, let’s you know just how much she appreciates that you introduced her to it. THIS IS WORTH CELEBRATING.
I’m sure you can imagine a dozen more scenarios in which we can celebrate our everyday, in-the-course-of -business accomplishments. And it’s important to do so–because if we can’t find the joy in the journey, we may not find it in us to stick it out to our ultimate destinations!
I invite you today to make a list of at least 10 “little things” going on in your business and life that you can celebrate. Then pop the bubbly, tell your best business buddies (or comment below! we’d love to celebrate with you!), and feel REALLY dang good about yourself.