Are you “Fully Alive?”

Well it’s official – Mondays barely make the cut as productive days.  In a recent survey conducted by staffing firm Accountemps, 57% of executives said Tuesday was the most productive day of the week.  Only 12% ranked Monday as the most productive.  Of course Friday tailed off with a 3% ranking. 

When I chose the title No More Mondays I wasn’t trying to erase Mondays – only the negative stigma we’ve allowed to build around that day.  I want you to love Mondays as much as Fridays.  Oh yeah – that’s what having fulfilling work can do.  If the thought of Monday still makes your blood pressure rise or stomach turn – keep looking and planning.  Don’t settle for less than meaningful work.

2nd century disciple St. Irenaeus said “The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive.”  If the 40-50 hours a week you spend in your work is a boring and unfulfilling time, you are not “fully alive.” 

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4 Responses to “Are you “Fully Alive?””

  1. David Foster Says:

    Great insight. Love your take on things?

  2. David McQueen Says:

    Hello Dan, Just finished writing about a similar thing on my blog.
    http://upforlife.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/hello-monday-morning/

  3. Joey Sammons Says:

    Hi Dan,
    Almost completed No More Mondays. Good news after completing it, 48 dyas to work you love and coaching with Chuck Bowen, I have found my calling. Bad news, I’m seriously not sure I can walk one or two more days (steps) in my current “j-o-b.” I have an asst director position at a University and realize I’m living someone else’s life/dream, I no longer want it, I want to be fully alive!! 🙂 Please keep me in your prayers, specifically, I am thinking of taking a part-time posiiton at a local retail store just to get out of the volatile enviornment I’m in to increase creativity/thinking. Each day, a misery/dread comes over me as I walk into the office. But, my dream and refining the goals/steps to it are keeping me alive inside.

    thanks,

    Joey

  4. Teressa Burroughs Says:

    Howdy, I have a habit of browsing the internet and found this site! Over all, this journal is pretty good, I, for one, am very fond of the graphics. If you get a second can you shoot me an email at bobbymc@live.com and let me know who designed it or where you found it? Thanks.

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