Research has shown that one of the key elements of continued happiness, especially for highly “successful” people is growth.
No matter what you have accomplished, happiness is tied to achieving new things-emotionally, physically and mentally. In January of this year, I kicked the year off with a blog post and call to action “(Tri) Along With me For Business and Personal Success in 2019”. It was heartwarming hearing about personal and professional victories that were shared with me throughout the year. As we wrap up 2019 and look forward to January 2020, I want to raise the bar a few notches higher and talk about something incredibly important to me. Health and wellness.
For so many people, December is the month when our health and wellness slips a bit and then come January, those same people declare their New Year’s Resolutions to restore their health and wellness. Doesn’t need to be that way. Shouldn’t be that in my opinion.
While fitness is a component of health and often the most obvious, when I talk about health I am talking about mental, physical and emotional health. The Dhali Lama (did you know his birth name is Lhamo Thondup?), what most surprised him about humanity, was this, “That many people sacrifice their health to make money and then in their later years try to recuperate their health and spend much of their wealth”
This sure rings true, doesn’t it? I have been there. Answering emails instead of going to the gym early in the morning, eating a quick bite instead of taking the time to eat right because I had to “get back to it”. Luckily, I saw this pattern early in my life and had the good fortune to work for companies that valued health. Working out, vacation time, intellectual development, family-time, work-life balance, etc. As I rose thru ranks, I vowed someday to create a corporate culture where this balance of health was always demonstrated, provided for and touted as important. I’ve done the best that I can to achieve this in my own company.
Have you been one of those who worked long hours and paid your dues to rise in the ranks, at the cost of your health or even on a higher level-at the cost of your goals? If so, while we breathe, we can change. Next year, I am training for the 70.3 Ironman World Championship in Taupo, New Zealand which will be held in November. The 70.3 distance is half the distance of a full Ironman. That is one of my goals. I also have certain community goals, church goals, work goals and other personal goals I want to accomplish. While running in the blistering Florida heat and humidity, swimming in the shark infested Gulf waters around my house and biking on endless pavement dodging some gators here and there may not be your idea of a good time, let me share a secret to success with you. Numbers.
What do I mean by this? It means that for any large goal, there are numbers behind it. For health, these numbers may be blood pressure, weight, pulse, cholesterol or something else. For work, the numbers may mean a minimum of 8 deals a month to get to your revenue goals. To get those 8 deals, you have to have 300 phone calls or 125 internet visitors- numbers are valuable as a specific measure to see how you are doing and where you need to go. Numbers are important to set, to understand, to track and to achieve as you move forward towards your goals next year.
Throughout my 55 years of life, I have come to realize that there is one number to avoid at all cost, the number 0. You see, my experiences has shown me that no one succeeds alone. When I look back at some of the highlights of my life and of the past year, I see an army of people that helped me. My family supported me, my team at the office supported each other, consultants gave me and my company’s colleagues expert advice on areas that we needed help with, people believed in us and motivated us and most importantly clients trusted us enough to work with us. HH staffing is in the business of helping people. I believe that the core ethos of all of our purpose in life is to help others. Our company couldn’t help bridge the gap between people needing jobs and employees needing people if it wasn’t for you. Here are some meaningful numbers that were accomplished this year at HH because of you.
- Celebrated our 32nd successful year in business
- Recognized as a Top 500 Employer in Revenue by Business Observer for the Florida Gulf Coast Region
- Recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as a Best Staffing Agency Recipient by Better Team Staffing
- Provided Work for Approximately 150 people per week, every week, throughout the entire year!
The last bullet is most important to me. This is because while we can talk numbers and the importance of them, in this case, numbers are symbolic of people’s live. This means that our effort combined put food on the table, helped someone pay for college for their kids, allowed someone to do good.
Together, we, made the world a better place this past year by focusing on very important numbers. Please focus on your own health and wellness numbers as well as business numbers so that the next decade of your life will be wildly successful in so many ways. I look forward to seeing you out there at some triathlon, running event, job fair, business association function, church event, neighborhood gathering or anywhere that our paths might cross.
So, in closing and with gratitude, thank you to our clients and candidates for helping us to help you, because that is what HH Staffing does, “We Help People”.
Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.