The long and winding road to fitness, day 70

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Wow!!  Day 70!  I wish I had something really earth shattering to report about my day today, but it was just another hectic day at work.  I had oj and vitamins for breakfast, running short on time.  Then I had a peanut butter cookie for a morning snack at about 10:30ish.  My boss was supposed to bring me lunch, but he forgot, so I ended up eating a handful of potato chips while on a conference call (I had it on mute, can you imagine listening to someone crunching chips while you were trying to pay attention to the district manager?).  I had fish and Hawaiian bread for dinner.  Yikes, when I write it down it’s obvious how truly non-nutritious this day was.

I did walk for 35 minutes and did lower body strength training…and that’s it for the exercise for the day.  I woke up tired from my 11-hour day on Thursday and just got more tired as the day went on.  Thank goodness I have the weekend off.  Of course, next week will be crazy.  My boss is going to Dallas for meetings and my goal is to get everything completely done before he gets back.  So, any suggestions on how to motivate my people to work harder than they’ve ever worked?  I’m thinking of bribery…maybe a pizza party on the following truck day.  I’m also thinking about encouraging them by telling them how proud Chris would be to come back and see how hard they all worked.  What do you think?

4 Responses

  1. You didn’t mention intimidation of your people as a possible means of motivation. No, no I’m kidding don’t do that!

    Seriously though the best motivator for me on the job is being told I’m valued, as an individual and as a team. Maybe others feel differently but with many jobs that was what I craved most. When a boss let me know I was seen as a valuable human being, not just another cog in the wheel, I tried even harder to do my very best.

    • Hmm…intimidation? Now why didn’t I think of that?

      I so agree about appreciation being a powerful motivator…I always thank the people who work for me, they’ve given me their time when they’d probably rather have done something else. It’s funny (well, not funny haha, but funny strange) how few managers will say “thank you”…I’ve never understood that…it doesn’t cost anything to say and the payoff is great!

  2. Yes, I agree, feeling appreciated encourages people to want to do their best. What’s Hawaiian bread?

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