December 24, 2018
The Holiday season can be a stressful time. As small business owners the work doesn’t slow down at all. In fact most of the time it increases! We seem to have more demand and spending usually goes up on the home front. I think the goal is getting through this season without missing the Joy.
“Finding excitement at work comes from the win, hitting the goal, getting the promotion. It’s the hit of dopamine. But fulfillment—that true, oxytocin-driven, life-lasting joy—comes from the quality of the relationships we make as we struggle over every obstacle along the way and the feelings we share when we win together.”
I’m not sure about you, but a big part of why I do what I do is because of my family. I know this quote is partially about the relationships that you develop within your work, but I think it applies just as much to the people in your life that you care about and who care about you. They are just as much a part of your journey and your wrestle towards success.
So consider, this holiday season, the value in taking real uninterrupted genuine time to dedicate and invest into the relationships that will help to create that real and true fulfillment when you reach your goals. The return will out way and out last anything that the hustle and demand that this season creates.