In my day job, I subscribe to Inc’s online sales newsletter. It talks about all kinds of small business success stories — mainly in terms of hard sales or door-to-door campaigns.
But then, today, something else came along. Ten questions that create success. And it blew me away. The author says to think of these things every day, and that it’s okay when the answer is “not today” but they’ll improve your life if you think of them every day.
They’re worth reprinting here, just for reference. They’re already in my journal.
1. Have I made certain that those I love feel loved?
2. Have I done something today that improved the world?
3. Have I conditioned my body to be more strong flexible and resilient?
4. Have I reviewed and honed my plans for the future?
5. Have I acted in private with the same integrity I exhibit in public?
6. Have I avoided unkind words and deeds?
7. Have I accomplished something worthwhile?
8. Have I helped someone less fortunate?
9. Have I collected some wonderful memories?
10. Have I felt grateful for the incredible gift of being alive?
The results of the last poll made me realize that more thinking is in order.
So, after several silly emails between my uncle and me, I have this:
Here’s the side view:
Handmade? Homemade? Hand crafted? Artisan?
Candies? Confections? Sweets?
I need help, people.
In today’s economy, it’s enough to have a job. Let alone a job you like. With people you like.
I realize that I am exceedingly lucky to have found “the right fit” for me, employment-wise.
We got a lot done today, and yet there were a few funny moments.
In an instance where I just can’t keep my mouth shut, one of my coworkers said, “I barely pay any attention to politics.” To which I replied, shouting from the other room, “I wouldn’t brag about that!”
I filled up my water bottle, and spilled a little on the ground. Then my boss came by and said, “Oh, no, did the dog pee over here?” Thinking I was explaining quite clearly the situation at hand, I said, “Oh, no. That was me.”
I brought caramel to work and my boss said, “has anyone tried them and lived to tell the tale?”
Like I said, I’m lucky.