Guest blog from Carol Ritter of CarolTalks.com
Just what makes that little old ant, Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant, anyone knows an ant can’t move a rubber tree plant, But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes, he’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes. So any time your gettin’ low ‘stead of lettin’ go just remember that ant, Oops there goes another rubber tree plant. When troubles call, and your backs to the wall, there’s a lot to be learned, that wall could fall. Once there was a silly old ram thought he'd punch a hole in a dam no one could make that ram scram he kept buttin that dam cause he had high hopes, he had high hopeshe had high apple pie, in the sky hopes. So any time your feelin’ bad ‘stead of feelin’ sad just remember that ram.....
I always wondered what that catchy Frank Sinatra song meant. I think I got it now. It’s about tenacity!
Tenacity, described as grasping firmly, forceful, persistent, cohesive and even tenacious cement. Are you tenacious in your business, do you grip firmly on an idea, are your persistent in making things happen or are you just going through the motions?
It’s time to show up every day for work with HIGH HOPES. Your internal drive, your external presence can serve as a barometer for the rest of the staff. The real test will be results. When you change, you the team will follow. I remember a baseball coach telling me a long time ago when I was coaching softball, your kids will act like you act and your parents. Sportsmanship will be a reflection of your sportsmanship. It still works today.
Here’s some tenacious ideas.....
EMPOWER your staff, Be OBSESSED with customer service, Bring ENTHUSIASM every day, be known as a RISK-TAKER, have a POWERFUL presence, ENJOY what you do!!
If you want to take a break today, join Ole Blue Eyes on YouTube singing High Hopes with a bunch of kids, love it!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Carol serves as a featured writer for the Home News and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Blog.Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in innovative leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country. Carol’s creative leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND TER LEADERS. www.caroltalks.com 610-442-4545 firstname.lastname@example.org Like Carol on Facebook at Caroltalks and CarolCoaches! Carol S. Ritter, Immediate Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia