I’m sitting on my front porch and thinking, the sun is out, the temps are warm, I can see the water calling to me. Why in the world would I want to work right now? Right?
What keeps us so motivated with work that we can walk away from a beautiful day? No, it’s not a paycheck. Anyone who job shops can tell you that. I think what it comes down is whether you feel needed and a part of something bigger than yourself. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone seemed equally as important. Doesn’t matter if you’re at the cash register or the CFO.
What if everyone knew each other? What happens when times are hard or you are having a bad day? Is there someone at work that can help? Wants to help?
I love helping people and organizations understand that if you create a team that will weather the storm as well as celebrate achieving success, you’ve created a legacy. That work family will never leave, but even more so, they are motivated to be a part of the team. They’ll take cuts in pay, work long hours, and do it because when they see days like today, they know there is something bigger and better.
The same is true of family. We have four kids. All four have talked at one time or another about leaving the area we live in or state. The one who joined the service is moving back next year. Together we are so much more, and there isn’t much that motivates me more than to see my kids and grandkids happy, successful, and independent.
We all have the opportunity to find something that motivates us – and should!
So today, take some time to consider how you would answer two questions for me. First,when you’re ready to retire, are you leaving a job you will miss? Secondly, if I asked you once you retired what you used to do, are you going to tell me just about work or what motivated you everyday? As for me, you’re going to hear a lot of stories about folks I’ve interacted with,my kids, my neighbors, and my BFF (she’s also my wife). Never stop chasing for that somethings special that keeps you engaged and motivated. Hope we can talk sometime and you can share.
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