In these fast-paced and inhumanely workaholic times, a spark of inspiration and a motivating pat on the shoulder is what keeps us going. We all need a certain recognition, an appraisal that lifts our spirit and helps us feel noticed as a useful and invaluable partner.
But apart from what comes out of our manager’s lips or the thumbs-up we get from the colleague in the cubicle across the room, we mostly need to focus on ourselves. We need to take some time to breathe in and enjoy the moment, even if this is a quick Kit Kat bite, a spoonful of guilt-free frozen yogurt, a glance at the laughing children on the street returning home from school, or just a friendly nod to the main office receptionist.
Countless times have I noticed that we are far more efficient, when we stay positive. What we project is what we receive from others and if we aim high - trust me -, we are more likely to succeed.
Optimism is a moral obligation and you owe it to yourself. So, work to live – not the reverse -, work in style – Vasso's hand-knitted necklaces are my current inspiration - and don’t forget the most important accessory of all: your contagious, irresistible and timelessly effective smile.