My 18-year-old son decided to build his own computer. Why? Because he saw a “cool YouTube video” about it.
My husband gave me a FitBit for Mother’s Day. Some might think this is a rude gift……as if he’s telling me to exercise more or lose weight. Actually, it’s exactly what I had been asking for. I have a very sedentary job and was hopeful that this clever little Fitbit would be the motivation I needed to get more daily exercise.
Many large scale studies have proven the connection between employee engagement and financial performance. The correlation is undeniable. If you are running your own business now, or just starting up a new company, do a little research on employee engagement. As Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines said, “There is one key to profitability and stability during either a boom or bust economy: employee morale.” As the saying goes, “the soft stuff brings hard results.” Are your employees engaged?
Today I woke up grumpy. I didn’t sleep well and knew I had a long long day ahead. I opened the refrigerator and saw low calorie orange juice. Seriously? Who bought that? I felt even more grumpy. Before long I had yelled at the dog, been snippy with my son, felt sorry for myself for a bit, and then thankfully stopped. I was doing it again.