Part of the fascination that I have in pursuing the sales topic for the rest of my life is a feeling that it is congruent with ministry. What do I mean? — Since we spend a large portion of our lives in the workplace; it is my conviction that one of the clearest ways I can benefit the lives of others; is to add fulfillment in their professional life. If I can help people to be happier in their sales careers, then I have enriched their lives. So this workplace assignment is actually an extension of what I see as ministry. And ministry is defined as helping others. Thus, this BEAM is designed to help you build more happiness in your sales setting.
1. Never forget that the soul is a channel you can control. What do I mean by that? Happiness is to a great degree a simple matter of choice. If you decide that you will be happy; you will be. Go to work with a good attitude and you greatly increase your chances of liking your sales work-place. Make up your mind before you go in the door of your job that you will make the best of the day. This may not be clever originality but it is critically indispensable, to adding more satisfaction to your job.
2. Belief is the x factor. Believing in yourself. Believing in the positive aspects of what you do. And believing in your own ability to achieve are the Karma component. To hit the target, you must aim for the bullseye. Begin to work on empowering beliefs. Work on the inner dialogue in your head that nobody hears but you. Begin to say positive affirmations to yourself about your direction. Far from being hype; this is the rocket fuel to get you going in the right direction.
3. Put a few things on your desk and in your work area that make you smile. And change this up, every once in a while. Evaluate these personal brighteners, by their encouraging ability. Don’t daydream about them but have them there for that moment when you need a personal power boost.
4. Change up your schedule with mood lifters. Schedule a lunch with a friend or a child. Bring a photo to a meeting that makes everybody laugh. Find a good joke hotline or daily e-mail and share it with someone else. Moments of mirth; though they be brief can add just the levity to make you happier and your work-day more productive.
5. Remember the power of purpose. Design as many of your workplace activities as you can. Nothing is more frustrating by letting your day drift along, without a sense of your own direction. Keep a good aim on projects that benefit the company and encourage you at the same time. Dr. Dennis Waitely called this the win, win. Certainly you will have to do things you do not like to do but you can balance these with a cheerful deliberation to develop and grow things you like. Your employer may not go for all your ideas but they will certainly appreciate that you are thinking and want to add personal value to business.
6. Remember that boredom is never fun. Challenge yourself. We are happiest when working in the highest realms of our good. Even failures feel good, when we realize that they are part of healthy and constructive ambition. Do not try foolish tasks; use common sense. But dare to stretch to achieve that which is challenging for you. Your colleagues & superiors will appreciate your initiative. And you will find happiness in your own positive performance.
7. Be pleasant to others. Nobody likes a jerk. Ask yourself? What have I done recently to be courteous to someone new. Be good to people. Try to make it a point to be friendly with people in the work-place. You will find that as a general rule; as you are friendly with them, they will be friendly with you. Grab a doughnut for a work-mate or if they are health-conscious, a granola bar. The point is to enjoy your associates in the work-place. If you do this, you will find that when you least expect it; they will return the favor to you.
8. Remember that time is always short. We never get to relive a single day. Identify things that may seem gratifying at the moment like web surfing, instantly responding to email that seem rewarding in the moment but detract from the bigger picture of what you can achieve in your day. Make each day count by making the most of the moments of each day.
9. Remember that resentments in the workplace do not hurt the person you resent. They hurt you. Keep your heart and mind free of the clutter of this un-necessary debris. Think good thoughts about even those you do not like. In so doing, you will keep them from living rent free in your head. Do not let frustrated thoughts run away from you. Keep your mind in a clear vein by keeping your heart on a higher path. You can accomplish more in your sales arena, if you do not let conflicts with work-mates take un-necessary precedence in your head.
10. Keep who you are as a higher premium than what you do. Let your work-life be an extension of your beliefs and values. Find ways to have a meaningful view of everything. Let your home motivate your sales work and your sales work add value to your home. Live in the bigger picture than the clutter of the moment. Do the next right thing always and believe that you are painting a masterpiece; when all you can see at the moment is the single stroke of the paintbrush that you are currently working on.
In closing, always give more than you take. Do not worry about giving out. There is a providential plan in place that guarantees that givers will always have more to give. —- “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Jesus