What Keeps You Up at Night?
Most children have a truly carefree perspective on life. When asked what keeps them up at night, the answer is not complicated.
The night before Halloween, for example, they lay awake, thinking about showing off their costumes, anticipating being scared, and gathering an obscene amount of candy.
In the business world, the reference “what keeps you up at night” is usually a negative inference. From lack of sales, poor employee morale, excessive payroll, customer complaints, and fierce competition, to a shortage of quality employees, entrepreneurs and executive management are constantly bombarded with issues that keep them tossing and turning at night.
For others, the phrase “what keeps you up at night” is construed as positive. Their experience is a reflection of their optimistic approach to business and opportunities.
They can’t wait for the new day to start, allowing them the chance to make a meaningful and useful difference in their life and the lives of others. Their enthusiasm is infectious and cannot be swayed or easily derailed by negativity or a fear of failure.
As Mary Engelbreit so eloquently said, “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
In an industry facing an evolution, now is the time to seek out your inner child and embrace change with anticipation, optimism, and enthusiasm as you wake up to each new day.
Sleep well and prosper.
George De Marco
Contributing Writer, George De Marco, is the ESX Chair and security industry veteran.