Originally Posted: 2009; Updated 3/2016 by Marty Dickinson
Celebrating your business success story is a great thing to do with all the hurricane disasters, war in practically every country, and our time schedules booked to the max.
If you are reading this, it means you are “alive,” after all, and good things are going to happen to you and me today!
Recently I was up until 4:45 A.M. working on an ebook project. I don’t even remember my head hitting the pillow. Amazingly, I couldn’t even sleep past 9:15.
Why? Because I couldn’t wait to get started on today’s celebration!
And, every day should be a celebration.
Here are three ways to help you realize that every day you’re in business is worth celebrating! If you need a bit of a pick-me-up this week, know this message is for you.
Celebration Tip #1:
Know You DO Make a Difference
We’ve all been there. Sometimes a day just happens exactly the same as the last. Another week passes and we’re still where we were this time last week.
Sometimes we wonder if what we do with our days really has an impact or not.
If you are a Lifetime FREE Here Next Year Club member, you’re probably in charge of something.
Maybe you own or operate a business of your own or manage someone’s company or are working on completing that book or the world’s next great keynote.
If you’re one of the lucky ones, you get continuous feedback from customers about how you’ve changed their lives.
But, so many in business feel trapped and directionally impaired.
Today, I invite you to celebrate the fact that you really do make a difference no matter what product you offer or service you provide.
Even if you’ve only had one sale in the past month, that one recipient is now better off because of what you provided them whether 5 years ago or 5 hours ago. In fact, there may well be some people out there that you’ve touched and you will never know about it.
I was talking with one of the many that sat in on a recent tele-seminar. It was exactly what this person needed after several months of soul searching and misdirection…and just plain hard luck.
Many others listened to that call and were positively impacted that I’ll never know about.
I just have to know in my heart that I made a difference by a simple recommendation for them to attend the call.
You can do the same. Whatever role you serve, you are providing someone else with something better by the products and services you offer. You may not always hear how you’ve helped them, but you have.
Celebrate every day knowing that when you get up in them morning, you’re going to make a difference.
Celebration Tip #2:
Remember a Milestone and Celebrate it
In the October 24 edition of the Westword in 1995, I ran my first classified ad for $12.50 with the title, Musicians Wanted. Today, Music Mates continues to grow as one of the largest on-line musician referrals in the country.
Every ounce of helpful advice I’ve ever shared here is as a result of that milestone…and we look forward to the celebration that awaits.
But, it was today [October 24 when this was first written] at 12:45 pm at a small restaurant on Colorado Blvd in 1995 that I conceptualized the idea for Music Mates.
Every time October rolls around, I celebrate that event.
What milestones can you think of in your business’ history?
Make a list. Write down their dates and times. Make a point to bring them out and celebrate those special times, even if it only means going out to lunch.
When you need a pick-me-up, think of something that happened 12 years ago, or 12 days ago…it doesn’t matter. The point is to celebrate!
Celebration Tip #3: Toast the Future
Great things will happen to you and your business if you expect them to.
Today, in this post revised in March 2016, I’m about two weeks from publishing my first of a series of ebooks on Kindle. My goal is to launch one ebook per quarter and eventually one per month.
Zig Ziglar, among others, says, “If you want to pursue a goal, you must put yourself in the position of already living the goal.”
If you want a 7500 sq. ft. house, pretend you already live in one.
If you want 3 months worth of vacations a year, begin planning what you will do with all of your time off.
There are really only two choices you have to live up to that Zig quote. You can allow yourself to be taken hostage by what you believe is holding you back from success. Or, you can make a toast to the future and celebrate EVERY day as a continual pursuit of excitement and fulfillment.
The choice really is yours alone. A great way to get you on the right track is to celebrate your business success story.