Recently one of my clients (now a friend) celebrated the opening of his new, funky commercial space. I should also tell you, he is one of the top entertainers in the US and is admired and respected within his industry. When Jason throws a party – people come from miles around just to help him celebrate!
When I spoke with other amazingly talented guests (including rock star entertainers Marcello Pedalino and Mike Walter) who were there to share the night with him at his SCE Event Group open house (on a school night no less…), absolutely everyone was full of praise for him, his team and his commitment to excellence. He was surrounded by the best of the best.
I had driven 2 hours from home to celebrate with him (which by the way, I would normally think absolutely NO way) and yet, when I received his invitation I didn’t even give it a second thought! Other guests drove 4 hours or more and this is testimony to him. Of course I also used the drive down to connect with some amazing people by phone (yes on hands free) … just being productive!
I often hear people say ‘I’m too busy’ AND we are all busy. My good friend and awesome stylist Megan Kristel says ‘I don’t believe in being too busy for my people’. She believes we always make time for those who are important to us. I agree.
At Jason’s open house people were there to congratulate him, connect with others in their industry and they consciously chose to celebrate – how often do you do that in your life? Do you wait until your birthday each year? Do you wait for a public holiday?
Not me! I like to celebrate the little things, the big things and especially the things that matter to others.
The most productive people I know do less not more … but they do more of the things that energize them.
Congratulations Jason for being able to consciously celebrate surrounded by people who matter to you and reminding us how important it is to stop and celebrate every precious moment.
About Neen James
Neen James, MBA CSP, is the President/CEO of Neen James Communications, LLC. An international productivity expert and native born Aussie, Neen delivers engaging keynotes that have educated, and entertained audiences with real-world strategies that apply in all roles, whether at work or in life. Neen also provides one-on-one consulting and mentoring to women on a variety of business issues and topics. To find out more about Neen, visit her at http://www.neenjames.com/.