Monday Motivation: Choose To Be Awesome


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As a father of young children I am finding that I often wake up on Monday feeling the need to recover from the weekend. This morning was extra difficult as I have woke up with a kink in my neck and seem to have tweaked the tendons on the bottom of my foot. Those tendons are the plantar fascia. My wife thinks I’m a complete dork for knowing that.

Those were two great reasons not to get my Monday morning run in today. After hitting snooze about six times starting at 5:00 am and then standing next to my dresser for what seemed like another ten minutes I decided to give it a go. It took about a mile to wake up but as I ran, my foot and my neck loosened up and by the end of the run I felt great.

It would be ludicrous to think that we could show up to work every day excited, inspired and ready to conquer the world. That notion is completely false. It is inevitable that you will show up tired, grumpy, impatient, worried and probably a slew of other negative thoughts and feelings. In our journey toward awesomeness, sometimes it requires a decision to do the things we know we need to do. I like the concept of leading our hearts. You’ll find that more times than not, if you do what you know you need to do, your heart will follow. Join me today in choosing to be awesome and let me know how you feel about what you accomplished at the end of the day.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jeremy Watkin
Jeremy Watkin is the Director of Customer Support and CX at NumberBarn. He has more than 20 years of experience as a contact center professional leading highly engaged customer service teams. Jeremy is frequently recognized as a thought leader for his writing and speaking on a variety of topics including quality management, outsourcing, customer experience, contact center technology, and more. When not working he's spending quality time with his wife Alicia and their three boys, running with his dog, or dreaming of native trout rising for a size 16 elk hair caddis.


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