Like anyone that works with people, I have a lot of wins, and suffer some losses. I have great days, and I have days that kind of drag me down.
Ever since I can remember I have kept an email folder called “good news”. I stick my wins in this folder – be it a new customer I brought in, kudos from a boss, or a thank you from a customer. I rarely look at this folder, because I am lucky, and have created my own position, as illustrated by Hugh MacLeod:
But every now and then, I need to be re-energized. This folder helps me remember why I fight hard for a customer, or why I push hard against big corporate BS. Or why I am up at three in the morning trying to make someone smile.
I think we all need a “good news” folder at times.