Don’t let others steal your joy

April 13, 2011 · 6 comments

Recipe for a happy print shop – part 5 of 8

You’ll always have the ungrateful customers, late paper deliveries, equipment breakdowns, slow payers, and stupid competitors.

And then, of course, every printing firm seems to have one irreplaceable coworker who always seems to see the negative side of things or has to make a point to tell you all the reasons why your new sales and marketing plan won’t work.

Your life is probably so fast-paced that it seems to be swirling around you at times. In the midst of your hectic schedule, there are plenty of opportunities to lose your joy. But you don’t have to let it happen; being joyful is a choice. It’s your choice, not the person’s who wants to steal your joy. You don’t have to let other people or circumstance steal your joy.

Joy provides physical, psychological, and spiritual rewards, both in the life of the one who is joyful and in the lives of those who are working around a joyful person, as joy tends to be contagious. Are you spreading joy around your business?

Great leaders spread joy. They conquer obstacles, solve difficult problems, and achieve impossible goals with joy in their work.

Joy is the one component that when added to the trial, provides the strength to endure it.

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Chris Davis April 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for the reminder . . . this business does have its rewards . . . although sometimes you have to look hard!

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Mike Stevens April 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Thank you all for taking the time to respond. Your words are a source of encouragement to me, and I appreciate the kindness shown…

I wanted to remind everyone that Gutenblog is copyright free – you are welcome to share any of my blog posts on your own Facebook, Twitter, or linkedIn pages…

Mike Stevens

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Don Troyer April 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Great advice, Mike.
We all need encouragement, especially at the top where friends are fewer, and the way gets tough at times. Thank you for the time and wisdom you offer us, bringing much needed light to our path.

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Kevin King, Oxford, NC April 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

Excellant! I feel better already.

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Althea Buhler April 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

Thank you, Mike! This is wonderful – just the reminder we need sometimes… “Being Joyful is a Choice” is going on my wall! And I love Clyde’s idea of putting this on the Buzz.

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clyde huchet April 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

This is one of the best yeat. A solid 10. Could you provide it to us as a blog, tweet, etc. on The Buzz?

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