Tag: Happiness

Be Proud of Your Accomplishments!

It doesn’t matter how big or small the mountain you conquered is, the important thing is you conquered  it!

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We have all had that satisfying feeling of accomplishment at one time or another. Whether you closed a huge deal at work or you simply finally got that last piece of the puzzle in place. The fact of the matter is “You Did It”. You didn’t give up and you pushed on right up until the end.

Take time to celebrate your accomplishments and how far you have come. Don’t focus on what you have left to do but on all you have done.  As another year draws to an end, just think of what may be in the next year. Make a plan to do something you always wanted to do or were afraid to do. Start small and see where that takes you. You will see that your self confidence and perseverance will build and allow you to shoot for the stars!

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As you say good-bye to this year and venture into the next be willing to go where it takes you. Sometimes the unknown can be scary, but when faced head on it will usually turn out to be not nearly as scary as you thought. Once again you will experience that wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

Many famous people throughout time had no idea how their accomplishments would shape the future. Do you think that Navy engineer Richard James every thought that while he was trying to figure out how to use springs to keep the sensitive instruments aboard ships from rocking themselves to death,  that the “SLINKY” would be born. He knocked one of his prototypes over and instead of crashing to the floor, it gracefully sprang downward, and then righted itself. So pointless — so nimble — so slinky. The spring became a goofy toy of many childhoods—that is before every kid inevitably gets theirs all twisted up and ruins it. 300 million sold worldwide!

 

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Never give up, you never know what the outcome might be!

Compare yourself only to yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to keep your team motivated?

 

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We tackled the issue of whether incentives add to the success of a fundraiser back in this December blog, and our opinion was that it did in fact play a role and is beneficial on so many levels. Today we have compiled some great ideas to help you show your appreciation to your team and keep them motivated throughout your fundraiser.

1. No-Money Reward

Rewards with no cash value are proven motivators and provide great entertainment. A few examples include:

Pie Throwing: Allow the participants to throw cream pies at the organizers’ faces if the goal is reached! (you might not like this one but it usually gets the money raised)

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Camp Out: Have the principal camp out on the roof of the school or the group leader(s) camp out somewhere awkward if the goal is achieved. Set an even bigger goal to extend the number of days they must camp out there.

Activity of Choice: Let your group have an activity of their choice that replaces their normal schedule (for example: a free afternoon of sports activities in the school yard instead of class).

2.Raffles And Prize Draws

For each small goal attained (ex. for every 10 products sold or for every $100 in sales reached) the participant gets their name put in the raffle for various goodies! The more they sell, the more times they can have their name put in the raffle and the more chances they have to win.

3. Grand Prize For Your Top Seller

Reward your top seller with a Grand Prize. It may be movie tickets, cash or anything else that inspires your group members. Don’t get carried away and offer something your group can’t afford.

4. Rewards For Top Class or Team

This is a great way to motivate team work in your group. If you’re a small group, you can create teams by putting your members in groups of twos, threes or fours. If you’re a school you can do it by class and if you’re a league simply do it by team. You can offer the best selling group a free pizza party, a field trip outing to the place of their choice… ask them what they’d like. Try an ice cream social, everybody likes ice cream!

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5. Completion Prizes For Individuals

Offering individual completion prizes is very effective because they motivate and reward everyone in your organization. Offer a completion gift once your member raises a certain amount. For example: Receive $5 cash for every $100 of product sold. If your goal is a big one, completion prizes may be a gift certificate to a music, video, book, or sports store.

6. Reward Your Early Birds

This is a great way to help move your fundraiser along. You can offer early bird prizes to the first, second and third person who reaches a specific objective by a certain deadline. For example: if you run a fundraiser for 3 months, you can say the first three people that generate $500 in sales or more by the end of the first month will receive a $50 gift certificate.
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Before you know it, your team will be Fundraising Superstars, continuously looking to raise the bar to achieve their Fundraising Goals.

 

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Be Happy!

Be Happy!

It is during these final days of the year that we reflect the most. Sometimes we get stuck focusing on the bad, what we’ve done wrong, what we could’ve done instead… . While reflecting is very important and brings us closer to the attainment of our goals, we should reflect on what brought us closer to a happiness state and what we should be grateful for. I take that a step further and bring happiness into my life by purposefully doing everyday things I know make me happy.

Here are a few things to get you focused on happiness too!
Sing and move to the beat in your car

When the right song comes on , go for it! Sing, sway to the beat, enjoy every second, don’t resist. Amazing how 3 minutes of singing in your car can elevate your mood and charge you for the day ahead!

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Smile more
There are many benefits to smiling, the simplest is it makes you happy! Some of the other benefits include: smiling makes you look more attractive, it improves your mood, relieves stress, boosts the immune system and lowers blood pressure. All from a simple movement! Start smiling 🙂
Engage in a random act of kindness
Pay for someone’s coffee, help a stranger carry heavy bags, make a donation to a charity or fundraiser. It is so easy to do and it provides you with a happy feeling throughout the rest of your day. Even witnessing someone else doing a good deed can give you a feeling of joy.

Watch funny videos
One of the best ways I know to get into a ‘happy’ state is watching something funny. Like smiling, laughter has a plethora of benefits. It boosts immunity, lowers stress, decreases pain, relaxes your muscles and prevents heart disease. If done a lot it even gives your abs a workout!  So go watch a funny movie or TV show , seek out funny people, share a good joke or a funny story, host game night with friends or play with a pet.

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Decorate for the holidays
It’s this time of year! Don’t put it off, take advantage and experience the warmth and coziness that happens when you decorate your home for the holidays. It is a simple yet effective way to bring some happiness into your home and into your life!

Gardening

Gardening is one of the most satisfying and peaceful activities you can ever engage in. It has a meditative effect that not only affects your mental wellness but your physical well-being too. Even if you don’t have a backyard or a garden you can create an indoor one and feel the same happiness tending to your pots of herbs, flowers or vegetables. Flower Power Fundraising has beautiful seeds and bulbs that are sure to take your woes and your supporters woes far, far away 🙂

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Now, it’s your turn to bring happiness to your life.
What would you do?

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