Here I am with David Beckham. We were both watching our kids play soccer. I had a chance to ask David what soccer taught him. He told me that playing soccer and achieving his level of success was about having fun. As soon as he started having fun and enjoying what he was doing, the results came.
That got me thinking, what’s your rate of return on having fun? Are you having fun in your business?
What if the unit of currency was fun instead of dollars? What if we used that fun currency to buy and sell things? How cool would that be?
Once you start having fun in your business, the results start coming.
It took me 13 years to realize this. When I was a Financial Advisor at a professional Wall St. firm, I didn’t have that much fun. I wasn’t doing what I loved because I was so focused on the results. If I had just focused on doing things I loved, the results would have come sooner.
Want to be a happier business owner? Here are 4 simple things you can do to have more fun in your business:
1). Do the things that you love to do! Ya know, the stuff your clients pay you for! The things you could do all day long because it’s your passion and it’s what you’re good at. Delegate some of the other things that you are competent at but that anyone can do. You’ll feel better. If you don’t, take two advil and call me in the morning.
2. Recharge and get rejuvenated. Take a day off from work. Take a nap, go to the movies, go do some laughing, yoga, play the wii. Disconnect from your blackberries and iPhones. When you come back to the office you will feel better and enjoy your work that much more.
3. Work with employees, coworkers, clients, and vendors who are positive, easy to get along with, creative and fun. It’s very hard to work with people who suck the energy out of you. Can I get a high five here?
4. Make the decision. Really? Just decide. Yes! Once you decide that you want more fulfillment and enjoyment out of your day, you’re halfway there.
Now go out have some fun in your business. Ever go to a laughing party? Try hosting one. It’s frickin’ hilarious!