Good Monday morning,
Do you get the Monday morning blues? According to a Self.com poll, 63% of professionals struggle with this condition. You feel anxious and stressed out about the week ahead. Recognized as an acute condition affecting nine-to-five workers and students. The symptoms include anxiety, helplessness and depression. It’s an indicator of a high amount of job stress or improper job fit. Your body is awakening you to the reality of your situation.
The good news is that this is a “treatable” situation.
The founder of Steam Whistle Brewery, Greg Taylor, has spent the last 16 years focused on producing one great product: a premium pilsner beer. How did he do this? Well, he did it with a dose of barley, malted wheat and hops, and the most important factor – his team.
Greg shared, “If we create an organization where our employees are in the right situation, then Sunday nights people will be looking forward to going to work on Monday. We will have succeeded as a company if we can do this“.
Let’s face it; lots of beer companies have access to barley, wheat and hops, and make a mediocre product.
The “secret” to Steam Whistle’s recipe? Great beer is brewed by engaged professionals, who combine the right ingredients, at the right time, in a healthy work culture. There is no way that a company can produce a great product if the environment to “grow” in, is not healthy.
As a leader are you focused on creating an organization that is a great place to work? As a professional are you pursuing a healthier work environment? It is not just on Sunday nights; it’s about enjoying the rest of the work week as well.
The beer people at Steam Whistle Breweries figured it out, and so can you.
Speaking of the blues, I would highly recommend checking out our friend, JW-Jones. He is an International Blues Challenge winner (2017), JUNO Award Nominee, and Billboard Top 10 Blues artist. He’ll be bringing his high-energy live show to Toronto next Thursday, September 7th, at Hugh’s Room. If you’re not local, visit www.jw-jones.com and @
Remember – there is an answer to the Monday morning blues, and it is closer than you think. Whether you are an organization or individual, my team can help.
Along the road with you!
P.S. Are you an employer looking to foster a more healthy and productive culture at work? CareerJoy’s Workplace Wellness or Resiliency Workshops & custom one to one coaching programs may be exactly what you need to take the next step. Connect with Lee Grant for information: 1-877-256-2569 ext 400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.P.S. Join our next CareerClass | Leadership Begins With You | Learn.Grow.Succeed! Wednesday, September 13 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Click for more information >