Along with Lee and two other business partners, I used to be a part of a real estate organization called FortuneBuilders. While it was an investment, the classes and networking ended up being well worth it. The leaders were a very positive bunch of human beings, and they brought in good motivational speakers and topics (I am a HARSH judge of motivational speakers, so when I say they were good, I’m not kidding).
Anyhow, one of the things the FortuneBuilder folks stressed was that it takes a lot of small successes among even more setbacks and challenges to get ahead in whatever you’re trying to do. They encouraged us to “Celebrate All Wins” no matter how big or small (if you got a response to one of your annoying postcards offering to buy someone’s home, for example). They even gave out shirts emblazoned with CAW to people who shared their wins at conferences (ah, I remember live conferences).
This morning, I was telling Lee about something that was challenging at work that I did a good job handling, and he said we need to make a bigger deal out of these things, like back in the good old CAW days. The idea works for home health agencies, software companies, horsemanship endeavors, fitness goals, and even interpersonal relationships. In other words, it works in all areas of our own lives!
I’m going to take Lee up on it and celebrate my wins for the past day or two!
- I started my bullet journal
- I participated in that Bioblitz
- I figured out a helpful process for working on our documentation at work
- I reassigned two team members and they each like their new assignment better
- The friend for whom I knitted the striped shawl received it and loved it
- I got all but one chicken to sleep in the coop last night, rather than the garage (more on that in another post)
- I made progress on my stepping off a cliff project. One step closer to flying.
I feel better already, just for writing all those things down! No wonder I have felt perky and chipper all day, even on day 5 of 8 AM meetings!
Here’s today’s challenge: Share your wins! Celebrate them! I want to know!