Success at your job will not be measured by how many days you get to "TAKE OFF" but instead by how many days you "TAKE ON." Think about it because we all know what days we get to take off but what days do we really take on?
How often do you wake up and immediately think that your day is going to be bad? Are you thinking about that 10 o’clock lesson that you absolutely hate? Are you thinking about that one lady on the 3.0 tennis team that is always on you about team tennis or the junior parent that doesn’t like the group her child is in?
Are you the pro or manager that doesn’t fully engage with your clients or staff because you are already thinking about what you are going to do later on after work or next weekend?
LIke all of us we go through those times when you just are not into your job. For whatever reason things distract you and you start thinking about other things and the next thing you know your day is over and you haven’t finished anything.
If this is happening to you know you need to get out of that funk before you get fired. Your staff and your members know when you are not quite there so you need to find your passion within your job.
That is the difference between taking days off and taking days on.
When I talk about taking days off I don't mean not going to work, I mean showing up to work but not actually working. I’m talking about just going through the motions to collect a paycheck. If you find yourself just going through the motions at work it will affect everyone around you including your family, your staff, and your clients.
When you take days on you are never wasting anything during the day.
Working in the tennis business is one of the greatest occupations there are. Would you rather sit behind a desk and do paperwork all day? Instead of dreading your day you should be focusing in on how great your life is by being able to hit tennis balls for a living!
Just think how you would feel if you woke up every morning ready to “TAKE ON” your day? What if you went to work every day and set goals for your day and then worked hard during the day to achieve those goals. Think how happy you would be to actually achieve something everyday.
So challenge yourself to TAKE ON everyday. Wake up tomorrow morning with a feeling of purpose and determination. How happy you are and your success is ultimately in your hands.
Remember that as a Tennis Professional your clients look to you for support and guidance. If you are taking days off then you are not truly helping them or yourself. So start taking your days on and not off.