People Are Always Watching You. If you think no one notices your hard work, sacrifices, and creativity, you are wrong. Sanders would say, “Everyone has film on you.”
Here is what people are noticing:
Your Body Language – 85% of all communication is body language. Your voice may be quiet but the way you carry yourself is constantly crying out.
Your Attitude – Do you constantly have a smile on your face? Is there a “skip in your step”?
Do You Serve Others – Are you a selfish person or do you constantly try to improve the quality of life for the people around you?
Do You Add Value – Is helping people accomplish their goals and objectives part of your DNA?
Do You Have Pride In Your Efforts – Is your work done with excellence?
Are You Creative – Do you find new solutions to the issues your team faces?
Are You A Producer – Does your efforts produce results?
Are You Humble – Is everything all about you?
Your Preparation – Are you paying the price needed for success.
As the demands of the workplace keep rising, many people respond by putting in ever longer hours, which inevitably leads to burnout that costs both the organization and the employee.
Meanwhile, people take for granted what fuels their capacity to work–their energy.
Increasing that capacity is the best way to get more done faster and better. Time is a finite resource, but energy is different.
It has four wellsprings–the body, emotions, mind, and spirit–and in each, it can be systematically expanded and renewed.
For instance, harnessing the body’s ultradian rhythms by taking intermittent breaks restores physical energy.
Rejecting the role of a victim and instead viewing events through three hopeful lenses defuses energy-draining negative emotions.
Avoiding the constant distractions that technology has introduced increases mental energy.
And participating in activities that give you a sense of meaning and purpose boosts the energy of the spirit.
The new workday rituals succeed only if leaders support their adoption, but when that happens, the results can be powerful.
When organizations invest in all dimensions of their employees’ lives, individuals respond by bringing all their energy wholeheartedly to work–and both companies and their people grow in value.