TGIM – Thank God It’s Monday!
Yeah, right… that’s not a thing, is it?
Ryan Houmand, author of the book A Passion for Monday, acknowledges that it’s not. Based on the latest employee engagement polls, he says that seven out of ten workers hate Mondays. But he thinks he knows both why and what to do about it. His LOVE formula addresses four things that people can do to build a passion for Mondays in place of the usual dread.
But first.. Why do they hate Mondays?
Bottom line, they’re not working in their areas of greatest strength. Some make the mistake of trying to be good at everything instead of ending up being really great at something. Others end up fixating on their weaknesses, which is another side of the same coin. “When we fixate on our weaknesses,” he says, “we can’t focus on our strengths.” When this happens, eventually we start waking up on Mondays and saying, “I hate Monday because I’m trying to be something I’m not.”
So how does he suggest that people turn this attitude around and start to LOVE Mondays? Here’s his formula:
More energy at the end of Monday than at the beginning of Monday?
Wouldn’t you just LOVE that?!
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