Hard, Fun and Beautiful – Addition by Subtraction Edition

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Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week.

Encouraging myself has been the theme of the week. I was raised to be a butt kicker and I know this isn’t a good approach. If I’m not accomplishing as much as I should, I get very angry at myself.

Just last week I was upset that I hadn’t yet earned any money from selling products. I know I don’t have any products to sell, but that’s been a weakness I’m looking to improve on.

I’ve been working so hard on building content, connections, and an audience, yet I’ve done a poor job of creating product revenue from this online venture. I’m guessing most bloggers feel this way.

We have all read about other bloggers making $12,000 from an ebook or $100,000 + from a membership site. We look at ourselves and think we can do that, but then we wonder why it hasn’t happened yet.

I’m making plans to change this. 2010 is the year of Work Happy Now products. I want to create more value for you and I know I can do that if I’m generating money from selling products that I create.

Enough about my business woes.

Let’s get started…


Creating a business out of Work Happy Now.

It’s not an easy thing to do.

Many American companies still don’t equate happy employees with a better business. It’s a shame. My cold calling to organizations around Austin has been a tougher sell than I thought.

I know creating a business isn’t easy, let alone a business that isn’t normal.

That’s where the fun comes in. I’m ahead of the curve. You’ll see. When companies realize their employees emotional well-being is connected to their bottom line, I will have my choice of which businesses I choose to help.


Chance for snow.

Last Friday there was a chance for snow. Living in Texas this doesn’t happen very often, so when it does there is an energy in the air that puts a bounce in people’s conversations.

Everyone wants to talk about it. So small talk is easy.

When I can have a cool conversation with the grocery check out lady about how she will take her kids out sledding (if it does snow), that’s good stuff. Because that twinkle in the grocery lady’s eye doesn’t come very often.


No mosquitoes.

Many of you can’t fathom mosquitoes in the winter, but here in Texas they have come out in full force. With all the rain we’ve been having they’ve been eating us up.

Addition by subtraction. The less mosquitoes there are in the air, the happier I am.

What about you?

What has been hard, fun and beautiful in your life? I’ll see you in the comment section.

*Are you on Twitter? Then check me out at @workhappynow. I give stress relief tips, happiness ideas, and thought provoking quotes.

* Lance always has a thought provoking post over at his blog Jungle of Life. One of my recent favorites is Frank and Me: A Legacy of Mentoring. He is giving away a book to one lucky commenter, so leave a comment and put in a prayer. Hopefully you win.

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