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Reap the rewards of a job well and happily done
Even in a tight economy, job satisfaction isn’t a luxury; fulfilled, happy employees are productive, innovative, and loyal. And workplace fulfillment spills over into happier families and better communities. Jim Donovan, a small-business owner, consultant, and speaker, has worked with employees and employers for twenty-five years. In that time he has tested and honed these shift-producing strategies on everything from managing time, making decisions, and marking milestones to breaking patterns, bouncing back, and becoming exceptional. Each tip’s method and rationale are clearly explained. Real workplace vignettes demonstrate the benefits and results that can be gleaned from simple shifts and actions. These tools will empower you with the knowledge that no matter the circumstance, you can think, act, and feel in ways that create purpose, success, and, yes, happiness.
Jim Donovan is a business owner, inspirational speaker, and business coach. Jim’s articles have appeared in numerous print and digital magazines and he is a frequent media guest and expert source on personal development. With several of his books published in more than twenty countries and eighteen years as a speaker and coach, Jim Donovan is a recognized authority in the personal development field. His coaching programs blend universal spiritual laws with proven business and success principles and are designed to produce extraordinary results. He has published an online ezine since 1992 and lives with his wife near Philadelphia.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Reward Yourself and Others 2. Put your problems to work for you 3. Break your patterns 4. Become curious 5. Know your purpose 6. Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams 7. Making your dreams come true 8. Become a goal setter 9. Do your goals scare you? 10. Milestones & actions 11. Take only inspired action 12. Align with your values 13. Learn to manage your time 14. Ask a bigger question 15. Arrive to work early 16. Master your energy 17. Commit to life long learning 18. Become a value finder 19. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind 20. Dress for success 21. Don’t wait to be told what to do 22. Always focus on what is working 23. Dealing with difficult people 24. Make decisions quickly 25. Motion equals emotion 26. How happy are you? 27. Be exceptional 28. Make a habit of drinking water 29. Don’t gossip 30. Take ownership of your work 31. Are your habits supporting you? 32. Whatsoever you believe 33. Read personal development regularly 34. This, too shall pass 35. Tell a different story 36. Model the success you desire 37. What does success mean to you? 38. The question business people never ask 39. Lesson from legends 40. Today is Someday,” what will you do? 41. Are you feeling confused? 42. Putting the excitement back in your job 43. Remove the obstacles that block your success 44. We’re all salespeople 45. Bouncing back 46. Think like an owner even if you’re not 47. Promote your company 48. Make dull tasks fun 49. Be authentically you 50. Change your actions, change your life 51. Practice gratitude 52. Thoughts and feelings 53. Music is a world within itself 54. See the big picture 55. Develop meaningful friendships at work 56. What do you intend? 57. Avoid energy zappers 58. Take charge of your emotions 59. Money is a measure of your service 60. Live in the present 61. Get up and start moving