What happened to me Monday and Tuesday? I woke up sick- my head felt like a volcano ready to erupt with toxic mucus and burn down the house. Right. For two days some nasty evil cold took me down. But today, today my strong Just Coffee vigorously charged my blood with new energy. Some magical plate tectonic shifting in my skull quieted the volcano into potential dormancy. I might, just might, shed this disgusting shell to reveal a wondrous woman, unstoppable in her quest to protect families from evil funeral debt. In fact, yet again I wish Underoos still existed! And for adults, please.
What salesperson doesn’t at one time or another, wish they could rip open their pressed button-up collared shirt only to reveal their superhuman identity? OK maybe my imagination still suffers under the influence of a fever. But if I were a sociologist studying employee morale in the office environment, and I tested the productivity of cubical workers before, during, and after providing them a weeks worth of Underoos (and asked them to wear their Underoos every day to work for 5 office days in a row), I predict the results would be astounding.
People at some point feel stale, whether after a horrible sickness or after a long trudge through the corporate shit that runs downhill. How can anyone keep their own morale up, let alone influence the morale of those around them? People, especially salespeople, need to feel special, capable, and amazing. This is hard to feel when nothing new is happening around the work environment. It’s hard to feel capable if the office team provides obstacles not unlike the burden of Sisyphus. It’s hard to feel amazing if everyone else around you slumps into powerless failure time and time again, as if the office itself were made of Kryptonite. So how can the everyday working Joe go to work every day, doing the same thing under ever-increasing pressure, with no inspiration, no new motives, and still produce like a super hero? Now take that a step further into independent status- how can you make yourself your own super star in your home office? Does an invigorating steamy shower and a good cup of coffee do the trick every time? Is your iPhone plum full of inspirational songs to prep your mindset for success?
I’m not saying Underoos are the only answer, but hey if your ego needs an attitude boost, they might help.
What makes you feel like a superhero at work?
I hope you have a super wonderful day.