Feel fortunate for the simple things – even a meeting.
I woke up this morning with a busy day ahead of me – I had multiple meetings, events to attend and phone calls to make. As thoughts of the busy day that would ensue hit me, I realized how fortunate I was – and am – to have meetings to attend, to have regular work, and that my stress, as well as my staff’s stress primarily revolve around achieving greatness.
At Anthem, we are healthy, full of energy, and granted opportunities that others are not fortunate enough to participate in. My greatest concerns are how to make certain properties even greater, and how to expand upon already successful ventures. While this is stressful, it is positive, and helps my staff, my company, and myself grow.
There is positivity in everything my staff and I am given opportunity to do – even the simplest of things, such as sitting outside and working at Boston’s beautiful Esplanade Park.
I hear intelligent and hardworking people complain about attending meetings, work schedules, and the falling into the same work routine. To put all in perspective, these people should be grateful that they are able attend a meeting or put in hours of work to see a successful result in the end. This is stressful – and not easy – but it is a positive type of stress.
Whether you are returning to your desk after a meeting or about to hop on a scheduled call – realize that you are lucky to have productive days.