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Why are you never satisfied?

Do you recognize this issue? I think it will grab your attention once in awhile every day. Satisfied? What kind of incentive is that? Satisfaction! What kind of reason is that to get out of bed and go to work every day?

What motivates you?
Honestly. Is it the money? Think about it for a while. I no longer believe in money as the All mighty source of motivation. I believe in helping people. I believe in trying to be as good in my field as possible so that I can really bring people something they really need - every day. That's the real rush for me.

And of course ... to squeeze the juice out of their days, see how far you can take the situation you are in. If that's not happiness, then what is …?

This of course:
* Take care of your family and friends (kiss your wife/husband every day, hug your children, call your friends.)
* Work - targeted and not just after 10 pm (only ”sometimes”, he lies.)
* Create play time (for me it's riding my bike, watching American sitcoms on DVD, fishing and building things no one thinks that I can build.
* Sleep - with a huge smile on my lips.

And there are easy ways to be reminded of why you go to work
I think you should write a sentence on your computer today, enlarge the sentence, print it and make copies for yourself and for everyone you work with. Put it up on the fridge door, on the toilet, on billboards and everywhere. This sentence is simple and is actually the reason why we go to work every day.

It should say:
“What can I find today to make my customers happier?”
I promise that it will do its job as a reminder and become your best marketing assistant.

Do it now!

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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"The 5 minute marketer" - the book
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