I’ve got a little secret to share with you that will lead to greater success

I’ve got a little secret to share with you that will lead to greater success

I hope you are having an amazing week! I’m excited to talk to you about this special subject. I talk about it often but I don’t know how often it is actually heard. So I am going to take a few minutes today to reiterate the value of celebrating successes.

I’m talking about the big successes, the small successes, and everything in between. I know this may sound trite but I’m telling you, celebrating the small successes leads to the bigger successes.

It is so important for us to get out of the habit of always looking for what’s wrong. As a high-performance leader, being able to identify the gaps in performance or identifying where things aren’t working is absolutely critical. However, it is easy to get into a rut where all you look for are those problematic things. It can effectually place blinders on your eyes that don’t allow you to naturally see the things that are going right. This can actually be detrimental to your practice.

If you’ve ever been on a call with me, you’ll know I always ask what are the celebrations for the week. It is so fascinating to me that people don’t want to talk about it. They think they are bragging or their successes aren’t really that impactful to the business. Maybe they don’t want to be the person in the office talking about success. Or maybe they feel like their contributions were more of meeting expectations than going above and beyond and that they aren’t noteworthy.

It’s OK to share and celebrate success. I encourage you to include celebrations or successes as part of your daily huddles. And yes, professional successes are important but I guarantee your team members are also having successes in their personal lives as well. Let them share them. Let the whole team get behind them with support and celebration. This is going to go a long way toward creating the office environment that you want to have and that creates loyalty in your employees.

I used to have a mentor who would say “If I don’t find success in my life, I’ll find someone else around me who has success so that I can celebrate their success.” Celebrating success is like an activator in your life. Once you turn it on you will start looking for more opportunities to succeed.

I want you to be focused on celebrating more success in your life. You will find you become a more positive person as well as find ways to attract success to you. Your team needs to see powerful, strong leadership that they want to get behind. No one wants to follow a negative Nelly or Debbie Downer. Be the example in your office of someone who is willing to notice the small things and celebrate. Be the one who brings positivity to the office.

Let’s start now. I challenge you to come up with 6-7 successes, big or small, in your life or your business. Now email them to me. Share them with me and let me celebrate with you. This exercise may seem silly at first but it will get the wheels spinning.

Proactive, Productive and Profitable,

Dino Watt