Before Breakfast - Second Cup: Celebrate Big Wins

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Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to go ahead and celebrate your wins and if they're big wins do so in a big way.

This tip comes from Scott Jeffrey Miller Executive Vice President of Franklin Covey. He's also the author of the new book management mess to leadership success. He nuts that recently I had an idea to celebrate a big win and a big way. He gathered a number of Business Leaders from around the world who are now representing Franklin Covey and their home countries. My goal was to celebrate the success. They had in building their prospecting databases and also take a Quantum Leap in the number of people that could add to their target audience. He says and other words he wanted to celebrate what they'd accomplished and share a vision of what was possible.

What did he do? He had staff wheel 3 confetti cannons for the intimate Gathering as he shared statistics regarding potential prospects in each country a few hundred thousand here a million or so. They're totaling 28 million potential prospects. It's an impressive number but as he notes and even more impressive number to experience on command. He says the Cannons were set off suddenly. They are filled with 28 million pieces of confetti. This was unexpected and memorable otherwise button-down Executives jumped up from their seats many pulling out cell phones and capturing it on video. While others started dancing and laughing celebrating to the synchronized music in the background mother says at one point I even passed out umbrellas at the confetti showers continued.

Now spell confetti isn't exactly a high budget item multiply anything by 28 million and it won't be cheap but Scott stresses that budget should never constrained your ability to celebrate when people might be happy to get some free food or gifts out of a celebratory event, but I promise if you invest time and recognizing them you can make a bigger more Lasting Impression if you recognize people individually showing that you've memorized their names and accomplishments, you can make people glow for simply the cost of your time but the point is to do something and it's even better if it's something that will house now to be sure no one wants to celebrate fake wins. People are happiest when they earn their confetti, but Scott stresses that leaders must also fight the compulsion to wait for just the right special occasion to celebrate.

This can lead to missed opportunities and Scott recalls a great Erma Bombeck anecdote about saving stuff for some imagined. Perfect moment in retrospect Bombeck once said, I would have burned the pink candle that was sculpted like a rose before it melted while being stored.

I hear Scott's advice burn that rose scented candle don't hold back celebrated wins for just a very special days find legitimate reasons to celebrate and then be generous if you have a discretionary budget spend it. It's what it's there for your discretion. You can do this in your personal life to I mean, why not open the good bottle of wine on a Tuesday night really so much in life is worth celebrating though. If you are writing down 28 million pieces of confetti. You should probably offer to help clean up and leave a really good tip. In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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