Everyone around the world, come on: Celebrate good times!

Everyone around the world, come on: Celebrate good times!

I hope you have all had a great week! As many of you are getting ready to end this week and head into the weekend, I wanted to talk to you about something that I feel is very important. In fact, you’ve probably heard me talk about it before because I talk about it a lot. And that is celebrating successes at work. The big successes, the small successes, and everything in between.

Now, I don’t mean to be trite. The fact is that celebrating small successes leads to bigger successes.

So many of us are in the habit of looking for what’s wrong. And yes, it most definitely is a habit. In your profession as a high-performance leader, this habit can be detrimental to your business. If you have had me work with your team, you know one of the things I always ask is “What are your successes?”. It is so surprising how many people don’t want to talk about this. They don’t want to brag or always be the one speaking up in the group or whatever.

Here’s the truth:

It is not only OK to share successes but it is crucial to your business to do so.

It doesn’t have to be limited to what happens at work either. Celebrating each other’s successes outside of the office can be just as effective. I once had a mentor tell me that if he can’t find success in his own life, he will find someone around him that has a success that he can join in celebrating. Why? Celebrating success leads to looking for success. It serves as an activator. It turns on that actively looking for success which then leads to finding success.

So I want you to focus on celebrating more successes in your life. When you do, you will not only be more positive in general, but you will be more successful in finding and attracting success to you.

Leaders are so much more effective when they are more “We can do it!” than “Why the heck did we do that??”. It is your responsibility to be more positive than negative. You set the tone for your office and the team. If you want them to experience success, you need to encourage them by finding and celebrating their successes.

Ready for the challenge?

I encourage you to start today! At your end of day huddle, ask your team what were their successes for the day/week. Then, CELEBRATE THEM! Do a team cheer. Have a success dance party. Order some success cookies from the bakery. There is no wrong way to celebrate.

Proactive, Productive and Profitable,

Dino Watt