- Selling your company for a billion pounds, hitting the beach and writing tonnes of motivational drivel on Linkedin and Twitter every single week?
- Creating something from nothing, sustaining it for over 14 years, regularly employing many highly skilled staff and having the world’s largest companies trusting you with their valuable assets?
OK, I’m going for both personally. Sometimes getting out of bed on time is a success to be celebrated! Joking aside the one thing OM have been terrible at is celebrating success. When BT first became a customer did we hit the champagne or take some time out to reflect? Neither. Instead, Mark and I opted for the Morgan’s Monster breakfast in the local Caerphilly cafe. Just to be clear a monster breakfast is 4 of everything: 4 sausages, 4 pieces of bacon, 4 pieces of black pudding, 4 eggs, a bucket of chips (yes chips, proper UK chips!) .. you get the picture, more “Bloated on Castle Street” than “Wolves of Wall Street”. We finished it and it finished us!
One of the reasons I am writing this post is because every success should be celebrated. Life is too short to not allow yourself a pat on the back, ring a bell or go for a pint/cake/coffee to celebrate. It’s good for you and it’s good for your team also. Too often errors are raised, discussed and dissected to death leading to drooped shoulders and stressed faces. Rarely are the good things acknowledged or celebrated. My recommendation is: celebrate and learn to recognise your achievements then feel free to tell the world about it.