Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thoughts from work, the weekend, and a valid point

The weekend for me started off with a bang, as I ate an excellent meal on Friday night with a colleague at Wyncoops- a delightful spread of buffalo meatloaf and calamari. I subsequently worked overtime, which was quite relaxing, considering we were working cases as opposed to dealing with the non taxpayers we normally deal with.

I am spending an enjoyable Sunday relaxing and recharging the batteries for tomorrow, and enjoying a drop or two of gin in the process.

I must insert an excellent article which speaks about the need to be a soldier, as opposed to an entertainer, for the Gospel. I hope you will find it edifying.

Finally there is an article from work, which I wished to share. Enjoy.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl-winning coach 

This year’s Super Bowl is no ordinary contest. The game pits two of the most storied NFL franchises: the legendary Green Bay Packers, winners of the first
two Super Bowls, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, going for their seventh title. 

So how did they do it? How have these two teams consistently risen above the rest – in short, what makes them extraordinary? I believe it’s the little things
– whether it’s extra time in the weight room, the additional hour spent studying game film, or working out longer on the practice field that turned these
teams into winners. 

In our workplace, the little extras make a difference, too. Did you go the extra yard by thoroughly answering your customer’s questions with a smile or
by spending a few extra minutes to find the best way to solve your customer’s problem? Maybe you made a special effort to thank and recognize someone that
helped you. 

While we most likely will never play in the Super Bowl, we do have our own tradition of excellence here in SB/SE. Faris and I believe that’s due to your
commitment to go above and beyond what it takes to achieve our business goals. You take ordinary efforts and make them extraordinary. 

So, what little extra did you do today? 

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