Attitude

In order for the proper action to take place a lot of things need to come together. Here are some things I have worked through in 2016. See if you can relate to any of these themes.

WORK

Moving from a reactive culture to a proactive culture.
Our current culture is constantly reacting to client requests, daily issues and has applied a large number of band-aids we are trying to resolve now. It is tough to remove the band-aids and fix issues at their source.

Being smart about serving our clients.
Many clients want our company to set up special services just for them. This is good to a point. We need to look at our design and make sure we can possibly build on this service in the future. Too many times we build something so specific that it cannot be used again.

Evaluate technology from several levels
Look closer at technology and how technology can work for our company. Look carefully at customizations and determine if a change in process is needed first instead of always customizing the software to fit our needs.

Carefully evaluate costs
Today, costs should not look at the price. Service should also be considered. Today, service can supersede price.

Developing employees
If we look closer at the way we conduct training, we can really make some huge improvements that will really add value for employees and the company.

PERSONAL

Stay on top of your health game

  • Exercise on a regular basis (10% of the total picture)
  • Diet on a regular basis (90% of the total picture)

When these two items are in sync, you will see results. I am a work in process at the moment. It is also a good idea to get a thorough physical. Today many issues can be diagnosed and treated with minor surgery or medication. Leaders need to make sure they take care of themselves.

Maintain a Spiritual Component

For me, it is a personal reflection in prayer and study along with accountability with a group. I can only speak for myself, but once I am open to listening more to God’s message, I will start to see his work through his best creation, (His people). Praying for others, our world and ourselves is a given for me.

Listen less to the news and more to music

I know this sounds crazy, but today what is newsworthy. We can only handle so much negativity. Be informed and then move on. One of my favorites is this song, “Get on Your Feet”. If you can’t feel good after listening to this song, you may need an attitude check.

SUMMARY

At the end of the day, I reflect on the day’s events and ask myself, “How did I make a difference today? At work? At home? With Others?

I referred to this song, “Get on Your Feet” – Here are the lyrics and video.
You say I know it’s a waste of time
There’s no use trying
So scared that life’s gonna pass you by
Your spirit dying
Not long ago
I could feel your strength and your devotion
What was so clear, is now overcast
With mixed emotions
Deep in your heart is the answer
Find it, I know it will pull you through

Get on your feet
Get up and make it happen
Get on your feet
Stand up and take some action

I think it’s true that we’ve all been through
Some nasty weather
Let’s understand that we’re here
To handle things together
You gotta keep looking onto tomorrow
There’s so much in life
That’s meant for you

Get on your feet
Get up and make it happen
Get on your feet
Stand up and take some action
Get on your feet
Don’t stop before it’s over
Get on your feet
The weight is off your shoulder

Get up and make it happen
Stand up, stand up, stand up and take some action
Gotta get on your feet, yeah, yeah
Don’t stop before it’s over
Get on your feet
The weight is off your shoulder
Get on your feet
Get up, get up, get up and make it happen
Get on your feet
Stand up , stand up and take some action
Get on your feet

Written by Jorge Casas, John Hill De Faria, Clay Ostwald • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Foreign Imported Productions & Publishing Lyrics – Source Google Play Music