Is Your Joy Your Own?
Is your joy your own? This may not sound like a business question, or even a marketing question, but just wait. I’ve seen and heard people ask similar questions before. “Should you be pursuing your own joy all the time?” “Is your joy really yours?”
Here’s the thing about joy. Actually, here’s the thing about emotions. Even though emotions completely belong to ourselves, we don’t act like it. How many times has one bad thing ruined your whole afternoon? How often do you “have a bad day” because something didn’t go the way you planned?
We like to think that we own our joy but joy is one of the few emotions I believe are often rooted in others. How joyful do you feel when you do something nice for someone else? Or when you give someone a gift? Personally, I find more joy giving to someone than receiving. And if you feel the same way, then you might agree that sometimes (not always) your joy doesn’t fully belong to you.
So let’s take this rather vague concept and apply it to business. How happy are you when your client is exceptionally happy with your service? Because their satisfaction is a reflection of you, as well as what you have to offer. Exceptional satisfaction tends to be the result of exceptional service. Are you offering exceptional service?
If you could increase your joy by doing something for others, both inside and outside of business, would you do it? Well, since it’s the holiday season you might find a lot of opportunity to increase your joy. There are needs all around if you pay attention or if you ask. Don’t forget to look past your own needs this season. It’s not often I get to extend a gift in my business and receive the joy that comes with giving. In fact, it’s not often that I even think about it.
Well, here’s to the season! And to thinking about it more often. I’m giving away a free strategy session to one person who needs help with their marketing. This strategy session, which would normally cost $398, will be completely free simply for the sake of giving. Nothing else. Here is everything that is included with my strategy session. If you would like to enter to win, all you have to do is email me! Tell me your name, your business, and that you want to win a strategy session! I will randomly pick a winner and announce them on December 24th for your early Christmas gift!
I hope this article will inspire you to share your joy with other and find ways to increase your joy by giving to other. Have a great holiday ya’ll!