Lets face it, I’m probably not the best boss in the world. I’m kind of cranky at times. I am demanding. I expect the best from my team. I get irritated when I see people not performing at the level I think they are capable of. I get bored with the same ‘ol same ‘ol. I’m anxious to see what’s around the next corner.
But the one thing I encourage everyone around me is to make it a point to “have fun and do great things” in their work. That’s because life is too short. Jobs are too tenuous. Clients are too fickle. Acquisitions and mergers upset the status quo. And so it goes on and on. Everything changes in too quick an instant, sometimes for the good, other times not so.
My simple plea to my team is to have fun in your job. It doesn’t matter what your job is, just make a point to have fun doing it. Because if you’re having fun doing it, chances are, you might be setting yourself up to accomplish some great things.
Come to work whistling and with a determination to be the best you can be. Don’t do it for me. Do it for you. Find the fun in your job and you’ll accomplish something great.