Fred C. Ball once said, “To be successful in business, you must drink, swear, lie and steal. Drink in knowledge. Continue to learn. Swear to do your best each and every day. Lie down and rest. Take some time for yourself and steal some time away for God.”
We should each make time in our weeks to learn. I miss listening to podcasts and audio books on my commute since moving my office home for the virus. I said it in college and I will say it again, “I don’t really like school but I love to learn.” Put some time on your calendar to learn. I have a ninety minute block of time on Fridays that I set aside as an Education block. When I was in my office, I was pretty good about taking that time. I need to re-dedicate myself to it since moving my office home for the virus.
We owe it to ourselves and our customers to do our best. We recently had family photos taken, tagging on to a senior photo shoot. It is the first time in a long time we have paid someone to take our photos. They took the photos and then did their editing and then gave us a flash drive with our photos a little while later. As we went through the photos, we noticed that a lot of the photos they took weren’t on the flash drive. We asked if we could get the missing photos. They told us that the missing photos weren’t the best and that they didn’t want anything that wasn’t their best work out in the marketplace. Take their advice and only put your best work out there. This will mean that you need to do your best everyday.
Take some time to rest. With all that is going on in the world, our brains and bodies are getting worn out faster dealing with the extra stresses and anxiety that have come with all that is happening. It is amazing what a nap can accomplish. Go to bed a little earlier and give your body and mind some time to rest.
If you believe in a higher power, take some time to worship, express gratitude and serve your fellow human beings. Blessings as well as joy come from serving God and others.
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