This week’s Monday Morning Message from Wm. H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina:
What is the Monday Morning Message?
Smash a Window!
Kick in the Door!
All hail to the unknown Author who said, “If the Door of Opportunity does not Open to Polite Knocks, KICK IT IN!”
Let’s stir something up this week.
Begin on yourself.
Make this the week you make a bold change. Do something you have never done before:
Take on a new challenge. Take on a new responsibility, or create a new product or service for your business.
Let go of something. Have you been holding on to a task that you should not be doing? Delegate it to staff, hire a virtual assistant, outsource it or just stop doing it.
Change your look. Changing your hair and clothes can give you confidence and change your attitude.
Get physical. Push yourself to run, sign up for a yoga class, join a gym (and go), and look for ways to challenge yourself physically everyday.
Approach someone who could be a mentor to you. Look for a way you can work together.
Find someone you can mentor. You do not have be at the very top of your industry to be a valuable mentor to someone else. And you can learn by mentoring someone else.
Start something. Commit to starting a new habit that will make you healthier, more productive, happier or somehow make your life better.
Stop something. Give up a destructive or harmful habit or practice. Quit smoking, stop procrastinating, or anything else that holds you back.
Find a way to make technology work for you. Start using a new tool that will change how you do things and make you more productive.
Change your attitude. Instead of “I can’t,” say “I will.” With a conscious effort you can turn a negative attitude to a positive one.
Do the thing you fear. Are you afraid to make a speech? Or even to speak up in a meeting? Do it!
Make this the week you do something that will jar you out of your routine, generate excitement and boost your confidence.