Cindy Novotny

Happiness Takes Work!

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I said I was going to talk about being happy all month and that is exactly what I am doing.  My Monday Mentor Moment that you will hear this coming Monday will emphasize why waking up happy is key to a great and productive day.  I have always said that those of you who carry around coffee mugs that say “I don’t do Mornings,” should get a night job!

So speaking of your job, make sure you make it a positive experience.  Work should give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment and if it doesn’t, you haven’t found the right job.  Think about this realistically.  Do you really appreciate what your job does for you and your family.  Where would you be without it?  Those who don’t show enthusiasm on the job or positivity with those they work for shouldn’t apply at my company.  I simply have no time for the ‘moody,’ ‘pouty,’ and negative persona on our team.  If you have issues, talk about them. Period

When I wrote my book “Living with No Balance and Loving It,” I found research to prove that loving my job and working was healthy for my daughter.  Over 1,500 mothers found that working outside the home increased life satisfaction 5% and contributed to a feeling of happiness in the family.  I am not suggesting you have to be a ‘working mom,’ but what I am suggesting is if you have to or want to work, than give it all you have.  Everyday should be about 100% and then some!

Happiness Takes Work!