It’s no secret that a lot of people are struggling right now. In addition to this causing people a lot of personal pain, it also has a negative impact on businesses. I recently read a Gallup article about the fact that if your employees are not thriving, neither can your firm.
Gallup believes that reporting the percentage of thriving employees will soon become the norm for organizations – much like reporting employee engagement or Net Promoter Score (NPS), a metric used to measure customer experience.
Gallup compared employees who are engaged but not thriving in life with those who are engaged and thriving. It reports that people not thriving in life have a:
- 48% higher likelihood of stress.
- 61% higher likelihood of burnout often or always.
- 66% higher likelihood of worry.
- Double the rate of sadness and anger.
In my latest keynote speech about engaging remote workers, I say that my strategies do not exist to help people survive, but to thrive. If you imagine a house, surviving is like living in a dark basement and thriving is like living in an open-air penthouse. Where do you think you have the best opportunity to flourish?
JILL, WHAT CAN I DO? My friends, by shifting your thinking from survive mode to thrive mode, you will raise your standards and have a better chance of living your best life vs. merely existing. But shifting your thoughts is not enough. You also have to change how you operate. In an effort to help you soar, here are 20 excellent ideas to begin living a fantastic life. I printed the list and have been carrying it with me daily, as a reminder of what to do to thrive. I invite you to join me.