Archive for December, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Kevin Heffner - Marketing for Weber Associates

Merry Christmas from Weber Associates

From all of us at Weber Associates, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thank you for another wonderful year, and we look forward to serving your training and keynote needs in the new year!

2014 Calendars and Annual Packs – Now Available!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Kevin Heffner - Marketing for Weber Associates

2014 LifeTime Organizer Annual Pack

 

2014 Calendars and Annual Packs are now available for purchase!

If you like planning things into the future, today is your lucky day.  Not only are 2013 LifeTime Organizer refills available, but 2014 is now shipping as well!

The 2014 LifeTime Organizer refills are hot off the press and ready to find a home in your LTO!  If you don’t have an LTO, you can find out all about them here!

Get your 2014 Annual Pack now!

Do You Like What You Do?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Dave Weber - CEO/President

Such a simple question, but the ramifications of your answer have a lot to do with your enjoyment of life. Whether you are the CEO of a company or the CEO of a home, you spend most of your time “doing” it. So, do you enjoy it?

Well according to the Gallup organization only 20% of people can answer that simple question with a resounding “Yes!”

Here is what is so interesting…built into the DNA of each and every one of us is the need to do something—and in a perfect world, to enjoy doing it. It is great to have something to look forward to every day. Not only that, but what we do often contributes directly to our identity.

When people are first getting to know each other, what is one of the first questions asked: “So, what do you do?” If your answer to that question is something you find fulfilling and meaningful, you feel so much better about yourself than if your answer leaves you flat and uninspired.

Believe it or not, enjoying what you do has a major impact on many of the other areas of your life: relationships, physical health, and financial security for example.

Think about it this way, if you have wonderful relationships, stable financial security, and good physical health—but you don’t like what you do every day…chances are pretty good that much of your social time is spent complaining about your lousy job (not very fun as it pulls everyone else around you down).  You also spend a great deal of your time away from work worrying about having to go back to it (which ruins your time away from it). And all that worry, dread, and anxiety about work can have a negative impact on your health.

Many have fallen into the trap that work is just a necessary evil and it is certainly not something to be enjoyed. But that’s not true. One of the essentials to having fun at work and enjoying what you do is getting the opportunity to use your strengths every day.  According to the Gallup organization people who have the opportunity to use their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.

What do you enjoy about your job? What are you good at? Figure out how to do more of it. Get creative. Swap tasks with some of your colleagues. Talk to your boss about it. Enjoying what you do is a “win” for everyone.