How much labor do you put into the work you do?
And how much life do you put into your labor?
Work is work. There are tasks related to every job that just have to be done.
It doesn’t matter if you are a custodian, an accountant, a team manager or a CEO.
Certain things just need to be done daily. And that is the work.
Bring LIFE to Work
To bring life into the work you do, you’ve got to bring a little tool kit. Fill it with a great attitude, new ideas and a sense of purpose.
If you are lucky enough to have a three day weekend, (and even if you don’t!), spend some time over this Labor Day holiday to recognize the LIFE you bring to your workplace.
L – Love of learning. You may know a lot, but you don’t know it all. Always be open to learning and a new experience.
I – Ingenuity. Come up with a new way of doing a task or looking at a project. Share with your team. Even if it doesn’t work – you will be respected as someone who has ideas.
F – Fun. Carry a sense of humor and little bit of uniqueness. Bring in cupcakes ‘just because’. Turn up the music in the lunchroom on Fridays and dance. Take a 1-minute time out and ask everyone to stretch. You spend more time at work than at home – make it fun.
E – Energy. Bring a positive energy to your work place and the tasks at hand. There are lots of things to be upset, sad and miserable about in this world. But you are alive and have a job. Be grateful.
With a bit of LIFE in your work – it will seem a lot less like labor!
(This has been kept especially short so you can finish your labor and enjoy LIFE with friends and family!)
Happy Labor Day! May it be a day of rest and experiences with those who are closest to you!