"WALKING BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT" [IBYC]
I'm telling you the truth... (MUST READ)
Yes, we are living in challenging, difficult, and unprecedented times which effects our personal and professional lifestyles.
Find that drop of positivity and squeeze it tight within each negative situation, because this can sweeten and make all the difference in the world until your change comes.
Your situation in life will always be a lemon, until you sweeten it with sugar.
"Walking by faith, not by sight" creates the change.
I Believe You Can...!
In the morning, I always stop and take a minute to remind myself how great I am. I am my own biggest cheerleader and I find that speaking great words and positivity to oneself helps make the day brighter. I am a winner, and it's time to be great!
This is about being positive and making a steady positive difference in your life and to those around you. It's tough getting up every day, especially if you have been struggling with life and just trying to make it day to day. But I have learned to take each day as it comes. Every day to me is a good day. I mean it may not have started out as a good day, it may have been a horrible day, but when I lay my head down at I go a sleep with a smile on my face and gladness in my heart. I have one goal for every day. It is a simple goal and is so rewarding. No it is not to be rich. I am anything, but rich. It is not to be the smartest person in the room. That is just not who I am. My simple goal every day is to make at least one person truly happy. Even if they are happy for just a fleeting moment. I know to many that may seam a bit odd, but once you set this simple goal for yourself you will find you are more than able to take on those bigger tasks in life with a zeal you did not have before and your find each day is totally amazing. Yes it may be hard, but so worth it to bring a little sunshine into another's life each day. The rewards are fantastic and you will find things do get better. Because your outlook on life gets better from these precious moments. To me that is fighting the good fight and sets you up for success.
I found this exciting blog post about creating a safe work culture and wanted to share it. Our company practices a lot of this!
Get your team to show appreciation for each other One easy and rewarding thing you can do to create a positive working environment is to actively show appreciation for your team, and encourage them to show appreciation for each other. This can be done in an unstructured way, by just encouraging your employees to be thankful to each other. Alternatively, this can be done in a more structured manner by using tools such as Mentimeter to create and hold reflection sessions with your team where you can share feedback. Test out this template with your team:
Make space for equal and open discussions The workplace should be the perfect place for open discussion. Discussion sessions can be a great opportunity for brainstorming and generating new ideas. When conducting group discussions, you may find that some team members will dominate the discussion. In order to promote a safe and positive environment for the whole team, develop a system where everyone gets the chance to voice their idea or opinion. Try out this discussion template to encourage a fair and open discussion with your team:
Learn about different personality types If you find that there are some tensions between team members in the group, you should tackle this proactively. Usually, any tensions between members are down to lack of communication and different personalities. Therefore, you will want to consider holding a workshop or presentation that looks at different types of personalities. This will help your team to get to know each other and understand how to work with each other better. A team that understands each other will definitely have a positive impact on your working environment.
Celebrate team wins A team that celebrates together, stays together. You will discover that most successes you have in your work are not down to one person, but a whole team. Be sure to celebrate wins in the workplace, no matter how big or small. This will not only help people to feel appreciated but also make them understand that they are having an important impact on the organization too! Get your team to decide on how they would like to celebrate their next win. This will help them feel more invested in their goal. Try out this interactive Mentimeter template to decide:
Spend time together not working Your employees are human, not resources or man-hours. Take some time to do a non-work related activity together. This can help to rejuvenate the team and also help them to see each other beyond their job title. If your team feels relaxed and comfortable in each other’s presence, this will create a positive and safe working environment.
Use anonymity where appropriate You can create a safe discussion environment by using anonymity where appropriate. This can be useful if you need to discuss sensitive topics or need to ask for very honest opinions or feedback on something. There are a number of ways of doing this, for example by using an anonymous feedback form. You can also use Mentimeter to collect anonymous feedback.
Reflect back on the week together Take time to reflect on what you and your team have achieved during the week. This is something that we do each week at Mentimeter. On Friday afternoons we set aside 15 minutes and use our tool to reflect on the past week. We look at a different area each week, but try to keep the discussion positive and focused on our learnings from the week, so that everyone has a great feeling when they leave the office on a Friday! Test out this Friday reflection template and take a look back on the week:
Trust your team As a leader, it is essential that you trust your team. Avoid micromanagement, or taking over tasks that others should be responsible for as this will cause your team to harbor negative feelings. Instead, nurture an environment of trust and give your team freedom (with responsibility, of course) and this will spread positivity throughout your employees.
Set boundaries and expectations together Create a positive and safe environment together by conducting a workshop where your team can set boundaries and expectations together. By creating these commitments together you will avoid team members from feeling that something has been ‘imposed’ on them, and instead they will feel more committed to the team's boundaries and expectations as this is something they have created together. Test out this template to find out what your team thinks is important so that you can create rules and boundaries:
Creating a positive and safe environment in the workplace is important for the well being of you and your team and it can be easily implemented and managed. Try some of these tips and see if you feel a difference. Good luck!
Despite a couple mental illnesses, i refused to let them take away my functionality and free love of working in and around people. I would like to hear from any one whom has or has had trouble with keeping main focus on self-sufficiency and self-support; when newly divorced and learning all the adulting required for such requests.
To all the job case men and women, that fave that uphill climb searching for employment, stay positive, be mentally tough, take control, Interviews are getting tougher, to get through in.some cases it takes 4 times to interview for positions which basically they are putting you into a pool of candidates and stirring up the pot, it can be a challenge but again you control your own destiny when it comes to that. Learn valuable skills before you interview, write down.your own questions to ask the interviewer to clarify the who what and where, and why, don't be nervous nor scared most people that interview don't have the right skills to do it and make things up as they go along, and just be yourself, and answer each question the best you can and move forward with a positive attitude, and in a couple of days send an email thanking them for the interview and that you are looking forward,to there call with a position, do your best relax and goodluck.
I've never been out of work for more than a month. This is new for me, its horrible. I was doing so well before I had to walk away from my last job now I'm completely at the bottom of the food chain again. I'm 24, inbetween houses, sleep on my aunt's couch, my cousin's basement. I couldn't even get grad gifts for my brother and cousins that just graduated (glad they love me lol). I stay positive tho. Idk why I haven't started sooner but, now I'm starting my own Landscaping business and depending how it goes, we'll have business for a while. I guess the point of this post is, Don't Get Comfortable. You never know what's going to happenm surround yourself with people that inspire you to be great, people who are motivated themselves and will pick you up even when you're down. You have the ability to think yourself out of every situation. Think about it.. #ThinkAndGrowRich