Donuts – if you’re me anyway. The picture above is me less than an hour after completing a big goal for 2011. But there’s got to be something more to it than fresh baked, chocolate iced treats right?
And before you run off to the closest donut shop in pursuit of Success I want to share the secret behind this.
All I Do Is Win
But first – a story.
When I was in my second week at Invodo, Brandon (one of the sales guys) came bounding into our office (I share an office with three other people). He walked straight to the corner and started finagling a three and a half foot stereo speaker out of the corner and dragged it into the doorway.
Before I had a could make sense out of the situation my office-mate cranked DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” full blast!
To put the exclamation mark on it Brandon picked up a cow-bell and rang it continuously until the entire company had gathered in the common area.
Brandon had just closed a deal and we were all celebrating as a team. This was my first brush with Invodo’s winning culture.
When you achieve milestones you’ve got to celebrate. You’ve got to step back from what you’re doing and give yourself a pat on the back!
I keep my yearly goal list taped to my bathroom mirror where I can see it. Every time I accomplish one I make a big deal out of it.
I get my wife and my big red sharpie and check that baby off with a big, fat, check. I let the joyful pride of accomplishment fill me up.
Because this was something I set out to accomplish – and I did it.
Small goals. Big goals. Celebrate them all!
Creating a winning culture
Making this part of your philosophy will create a winning culture in your family and change your course forever.
Sometimes it’s just a big red check and a big hug for my wife. Bigger goals – like my latest one, I do something extra special like:
- A celebratory happy hour with your spouse.
- Take a long weekend and travel
- Go-nuts on donuts (a personal favorite of mine)
Whatever you look forward to, decide long before achieving your goal how to celebrate. I was looking forward to those donuts for a month!
Of course the thrill of accomplishing my goal and the rewards of having achieved it are far more valuable than donuts (can’t believe I just said that), but the expectation of that celebration was motivating.
So how do I guarantee I have something to celebrate?
There’s actually a proven process to take your achievement to the next level.
And that’s something you’ll learn about in an upcoming training course I developed.
This course is not for sale yet, but it’s called CRUSH 2012. If you’d love to learn more about it sign up for the NEW ‘secret list’ here.
I’m stoked to share the process that has completely changed my approach to achievement (and amplified my results too!)
And let me know how you celebrate big wins in the comments below!
— Deacon Bradley (@deaconbradley) December 21, 2011