Our founder, Steve Seidel, recently sat down with Garrett Fahrbach at Awesome Inc, the office where we frequently hold our in-person meetings for The Seidel Agency, to discuss intentionality in the workplace.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of daily tasks and responsibilities. We often find ourselves rushing from one task to the next, with little time to pause and reflect on the present moment. In this hectic state, it’s easy to lose sight of our purpose and the things that truly matter to us.
One way to combat this feeling of disconnection is to “push play on purpose.” This phrase, popularized by our Founder, encourages us to take a step back and actively engage in the things that bring us joy and fulfillment both in and outside of work. In a post on their blog, Awesome Inc and Seidel discussed the importance of why you choose a specific career path and how you can motivate yourself to continue to grow.
How can you ‘Push Play on Purpose’?
You can do that by creating time for the things that matter most, whether it’s sharing moments with your family, pursuing a hobby, or knowing that taking breaks can also improve your productivity. Setting an intention is crucial to your well-being and your overall success, especially when it comes to the work-life balance.
The time you spend each day, both at work and home, should be something that you feel great about, whether you are helping others or growing professionally.
We’ve developed a simple acronym to help you be, look and feel G-R-E-A-T. If you follow each of these five pillars, you’ll be well on your way to activating your true purpose.
Grateful: We are all blessed. You don’t have to go to work, you get to go to work.
Reflective: Always look for lessons and teachable moments.
Ethical: Make sure your actions have a positive impact on everyone around you, including yourself.
Accountability: Remain accountable for your actions.
Transformative: Strive to make the world a better place in any way you are capable.
Start Here and Now
Commit to setting aside time today for things that bring you joy. This could be taking a 10-minute walk outside, reading a book, or spending time with your family. By carving out time for these activities, you’ll be able to fully engage in them and enjoy the experience. And if you’re happy both at work and at home, you’ll never work a day in your life.
Another way to push play on purpose is to be mindful of the present moment. Instead of rushing through your day, take the time to notice the small things around you. Pay attention to the sights, sounds, and feelings that surround you right now. For example, try pausing and taking a breath, and being still. This can help you to be more fully present and not get stuck worrying about the past or future.
Learning to appreciate every moment in and outside of work gives your life and its purpose more meaning. By taking the time to engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment, you can reduce stress, improve your mood, and stay connected to the things that matter most.
In conclusion, pushing play on purpose is a powerful reminder that life has meaning, yet it’s ultimately up to you to decide what it is. Slow down, be present, and engage with the people, products, and places that inspire you on a daily basis. By making time for the things that bring you joy and fulfillment, you can live a more meaningful life.
For more information on this topic, listen to Awesome Inc’s podcast about The Seidel Agency and its Founder, Steve Seidel, here.
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