Posts tagged love what you do

Come On, Get Happy!

Jason Training Employees at Bal Harbour ShopsI get asked a lot about how I always seem so happy. The answer is simple: I love what I do and who I do it with.

OK, the dry cleaning and rug & drapery cleaning business admittedly isn’t the most glamorous… But my team is. No matter the industry, a business is ultimately about the people. As a team, we make each other happy… what’s more glamorous than that?

When I first started Sudsies and Rugsies, I spent a lot of time finding others who share my vision and caring passion. Having a commonality in our emphasis on integrity and character makes it authentic and easy to work with one another. Together, we’ve created a culture, a real community, where we thrive on helping each other and our clients. Even when one of us is having an off day, the smiles and support from the other members transfer back that positivity.

Want to know what else keeps me happy? Giving people a purpose, myself included. It’s not enough to just be surrounded by great people; the group should serve greatness too. I enjoy helping others, not only by providing them a position within the company, but also by ensuring that they receive every opportunity to learn, grow, and be empowered to find their highest role. It could be sending them to continuing educations seminars, providing leadership guidance, or granting them the freedom to get creative when assuring that the client has that above-and-beyond experience that bonds them to both the person and the brand.

So there you have it, my secret to happiness. Yes, it first has to come from within, although helping others also find a piece of contentment is what sustains an overall deep satisfaction for all… The best way to jumpstart your own journey to happiness is simple. Smile!

Love what you do, success takes passion!

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away… and so commences the frantic search for the perfect floral arrangement and accompanying dinner reservation. This opportunity to celebrate our significant other (or for some, a reminder of their lack of) is quite polarizing. But whether you embrace the holiday or cringe at its romantic gooeyness, the notion of love has something to teach us all professionally.

Simply put, love compels. It instills in us a passion, a spark. Think about it – when you love someone, suddenly you’re willing to move mountains. Whether similar or complete opposite, somehow as a couple you’re compatible. You simply can’t get enough of that special person. And if the relationship becomes threatened, you fight for it.

Translating this passion into your business is easy – just love what you do. It begins with aligning yourself with a position that matches your talents, hence compatibility. If you are good at what you do, chances are you’ll enjoy it more. Work claims approximately one third of our time (and for some of us, significantly more). Why simply endure these hours?… thrive in them! Furthermore, if you’re passionate about what you do, you’re most apt to meet your goals – and even move a few of those mountains. Setbacks won’t destroy you, but resolve you to come up with creative solutions to combat business challenges. No doubt, hard work and talent is a solid duo for success, but combined with love, both your business and personal development can be taken to new heights.

From this perspective, love really does conquer all. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate who you love, but also the ability to do what you love. I hope that each of you have already found your ideal “work mate.” If not, I encourage you to use the Chamber as your cupid to help match you with the right people and opportunities as you pursue what you really want. Our passion is to help you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a florist to call and a dinner reservation to make.

At your service,
Jason Loeb
Chairman, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.