The Power of Enthusiasm


Are you surrounded at work by people who look bored, uninspired and like they could opt out at any given opportunity? Well, you may have something to do with it; have you seen your face lately? You have been quite cranky and unapproachable and it’s beginning to rub off on those around you; our inner sentiments spoken or unspoken create an environment around us; people suck up to your vibe negative or positive. You get it?




If you have any challenge before you right now it is not how to communicate your lofty dream to your workers, or how to get them to pursue your goals as their own and be happy about it, it is how to stay enthusiastic yourself as you lead them. Without enthusiasm even the greatest idea will plummet mid-air for its lack of ability to inspire and invigorate.’ People are only coming with you because of how you make them feel!’

Before you worry about your team losing fervor on the job, worry about how to keep a smile on your own face every day you come to work and every time you talk about your common goals. You can change their attitude by developing enthusiasm about your work; laugh, smile, sound positive about your goals and cheer others on regardless of how you really feel!

Winston Churchill said, ‘’success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.’’ You can lose an investment, a partner or a facility but do not ever lose your enthusiasm! The loss of enthusiasm cannot be compensated for by any amount of hard work. Don’t spend more time using blunt tools, whet your axes!



Feed your enthusiasm with the most positive vision of your future. Stay in touch with what you have already going for you. Paint a picture a blind man can see in colors, and do it most excitedly! Once you are bitten by the bug of enthusiasm, everyone else will catch on. It’s infectious!


Please share and invite your friends to read too! Let us know how you keep your enthusiasm.

In Pursuit of Happiness


So he is everything you’ve ever wanted in a man; he puts your needs above his own, he opens the door before you and pulls up a chair for you to sit at dinner. He calls you first thing in the morning and checks on you intermittently during the day to see if you are doing okay. As we speak, your phone is ringing and your guess is as good as mine, it’s him! He had called thirty minutes ago to see if your last appointment went well and now he is calling again! Hmmm, other than the fact that his constant calling is running your battery low, I don’t see anything wrong; he calls, he caters, and he cares! He is all the good ‘C’s in the dictionary, yet you still aren’t very happy and you can’t tell why.  I mean, you love the attention and all but something is simply amiss…..

Your girl stands head and shoulder above anyone else you know in character and in virtue; she is as graceful as they come! She loves you, she respects you and she treats you like you were family. Plus she’s a knockout; simply put, she has Mother Theresa’s soul in her Eva Mendez body! Your friends and family like the effect she has on you; she lights up your world like something from another cosmos. What more could a mere mortal ask for? But with all that she is, you are miserable and discontent and you can’t put it down to anything she is doing wrong; she would never hurt you.

The irony! Only a little while ago you would’ve given anything to be with them; just about anything to be with someone who would love you for you and give themselves up for you. And now you have more than you have ever bargained for, but it is not enough. In spite of your good fortune you are back to your old ways, once again you are a pirate at sea, pillaging and marauding on emotional waters! It is amazing how much ill and hurt we can bring to our relationships owing to our unreasonable expectations and deeply ingrained selfishness.

Wrong expectations; like we would change for the better if we were with the right people or we would be happier if we could find that one person who met all our requirements and gave us unfettered love and affection. Well, you may be wrong, apparently; I mean with all you have in your significant other, why do you still have ‘uncanny’ desires? Is it them or you? Is it because of something you are not getting or something you are not giving? Is it possible you are being selfish?

We don’t change just because we’ve got it good from someone else; we ultimately change for ourselves, then for love. You are not the good people do for you even if you think you deserve it; you are the good you do for them. And it is NOT what others do for you that make you happy; it is what you do for others. It’s called love and most humans need to be reintroduced to this ‘eerie’ yet simple concept. God made it so and it’s not only inexorable, it is fulfilling…….

Be the good you want to see in your relationship; put in time, value, respect, commitment and make a decision to make the other person very happy; a lot happier than you met them! You will goof and make big mistakes while you are at it but you will be glad you made a choice like that; for it will change you in ways you can’t even imagine, you will be HAPPY!

Coffee Break Series (1.0)


Are you a team player? Do you value the input of others? Are your goals people-oriented? Can you handle a sincere second opinion?

Ask yourself, do you value a cause or a common goal above your own sense of worth? Can you get behind ‘our achievement’ rather than ‘my accomplishment’?

Can you stomach not being recognized for your contributions, however valuable they may be? Are you content with the satisfaction that everyone is happy? What is your strongest motivation on any project; is it self-acclaim? Or meeting the needs of others?

Being successful is very rewarding, but it gets really lonely being a lone-achiever for too long, its actually quite fulfilling working with people to achieve a common goal. There are sides to your project you cannot possibly see alone; probable pros and cons. Having a team not only ensures better efficiency, but also helps you cover your tracks.