Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Sunshine

Happiness is contagious, be a carrier

We all have that one friend or acquaintance who complains all the time BUT doesn't do anything to change his/her situation. If I'm just mean enough, I would say upfront that "hey,  you're not a tree! You can move your a$$ somewhere if you don't like where you are right now!" But unfortunately/fortunately, I'm a coward  so the best thing that I can do is to break away from these "negastars".

What I like about working at ACN is that they provide mentors for work, career and even for life. Sir Alvin is like my modern pen pal :)) He's one of the speakers during the New Joiner's Orientation and since then he's been sending inspirational emails to our batch. Let me share my favorite email conversation with him.

Sir Alvin: Another work week done. Its always a good feeling to be rewarded after delivering great work. Does it make you happy? Maybe a better question is..are you happy with what you are doing? Are there really "rules" for a happier life?In my team, I try to over emphasize the value of being happy with work and also highlight the importance to be better at one's skills. I think this is important.

Mei: Thanks, sir Alvin.

I know that I have a positive attitude about work but negativity is contagious so we really should choose the company that we'll keep.

Sometimes the attitude of "negastars" can easily dampen one's mood.

Sir Alvin: agree. Continue to be positive :)

I know its a cliche but sincerely, happiness is a choice so choose to be happy.

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