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Made for Monday

This article is Sponsored by Christ's Church of the Valley

We’ve all been there, Monday morning, the alarm goes off, and we hit snooze (probably more than once). The mad dash begins to get out of the door on time only to find yourself sitting in traffic inching your way into the workweek. As you sit in traffic, the pep talk you give yourself might sound like this, “Back to the grind. You can do this. Just get through the next five days, and it’ll be the weekend again!”

What if you could do more than just survive your workweek, what if you could thrive in it?

Shift your mindset

To shift from a mindset of surviving to one of thriving, we need to change our perspective on work. We were created to work, and we all have different skillsets and passions for a reason. As leaders, we must fight complacency and stagnation by fostering our desire to learn, grow and create. When we approach our work with an attitude of appreciation and excitement, we proactively create the change necessary to thrive in the workplace.

Lead by example

Our attitude not only affects our performance, but it affects those around us. If we can approach our work with an attitude of gratitude, looking for ways that our contribution can make the lives of those around us better, this would dramatically affect our mindset.

We spend more hours of our day at work than anywhere else, and no one wants that time to be wasted. We have an opportunity to impact others by allowing our character and positive attitude to saturate our work environments. The way we treat our co-workers, serve our bosses and care for those around us is contagious. Rather than showing up for work to do just your job, show up to build relationships and the courage to engage with others.

Just imagine what a difference you could make in your workplace if you were the one to step up and commit to making a difference where you work.

Master by doing

The choice to transform your outlook on your workweek can be made right here and now. However, the ongoing practice of managing your attitude and how to implement new habits can take some practice. At Christ’s Church of the Valley, we believe that a healthy workplace will not only benefit your place of business, but it will have an overflow effect in other areas of your life. We invite you to join us on the weekend of September 21 and 22 to hear from Pat Gelsinger, who was recently named by Glassdoor as the #1 CEO in America. Come and hear in his own words what it takes to be an impactful leader and how that influences how he runs one of the largest software companies in the world. Learn more at, ccv.church/madeformonday.