Since I co-founded CIMA IT Solutions in 2008 I have fallen in love with Monday. Getting close to St. Valentines day I decided to confess the opposite of what a few of you feel like.
Each and every monday are a good representation of the start line of a race which I have to take off with a good pace similar to what maraton runner does. In the past I remember how every week that I did not close a client I hated fridays and I wanted to skip the weekend to give it another try on Monday.
I decided that since I could not skip the weekend I would use it to my advantage by planning and preparing to have an advantage on Monday. One of the biggest differences from when I worked as an employee to owning my business is what I feel on Sundays and even Saturdays. When I use to work for KPMG LLP (although I love the people I worked with and it was a great experience) I would start stressing out about Monday as soon as it became Sunday.
I remember that Sundays where a big rush packing to hit the airport , trying to get to the hotel before midnight so I could get ready for the week.There was a time where I really hated doing this routine.
The only thing that kept me happy was that I enjoyed what I was doing, opportunities, and the many great co-workers some who have become part of my extended family.
Today is Sunday and like many previous Sunday’s I find myself in front on my desk laying out my week to make it a productive one. Since business has been slower than I expected I have to use every moment I got to get everything where I want it to be. Last night I spent a good 3 hours catching up on work while listening to great and diverse music provided by the folks of @fralternas (read more about then –> Passion & Dedication gives hope to Local Radio).
I don’t see a difference in weekdays or the weekend since I work every day of the week with a lot of passion and determination because I love what I do.
This past week I launched Veglatino.com a blog focused on Latinos living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, different to many efforts like TwitPuerto I see this one is really catching interest from many people. These projects not only make me try harder and extend my reach into new things they are a representation of who I am and each win motivates me to give it even more.
Mondays are the start and beginning of a work week which opens provides each and every one of us the opportunity to make the best of it. I plan my week to enjoy and benefit from it completely. I plan to make sure I stay on course with the many things I find myself doing plus being a new dad.
The way I started loving mondays was trying to look for something that would motivate me into starting it.
A few weeks ago I wrote No More Morning Puerto Rico Radio for Me! expressing my disappointed that radio personality @nelsonbermejo was taken off the Air and how I was going to boycott Local Radio until he did return.
Thankfully Nelson will return tomorrow to magic 97. 3 and since I am a loyal follower of @nelsonbermejo not only for his great talent but for demonstrating to be a great human being I will be one of the first tomorrow morning at 10am tuning in to magic.
If you are still not convinced that Monday is not for you feel free to listen or dowload @nelsobermejo’s podcast (in spanish) he will inspire you into making the most of your day.
If you want to listen to a few more of @nelsonbermejo’s podcast click here.
How do you make the most of your Monday’s?
What motivates you to enjoy the weekend and get ready for the new week with a positive attitude?
I Fell In love with Monday, why haven’t you?
photo credit: Dennis Wong