Biznews for Aug. 6, 2013
Susanville Supermarket IGA in Susanville is hosting their annual Hometown Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Join them for food, fun and festivities, along with a surprise guest. This is an event you won't want to miss. All proceeds go to Pennies for the Pool. For more information, you can call the store at 257-5136.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY WEEKEND
Susanville Assembly of God Church is celebrating with a Friends and Family weekend Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 18. There will be Kidz Hay Day VBS both Friday and Saturday night. All children are welcome; it's free from 4 to 7 p.m. It promises to be a hay-raising good time and a weekend of family fun. You can call the church for more information at 257-5000.
NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN
O'Reilly Auto Parts is now open in their brand new building on Main Street in Susanville. You will find them on the corner of Russell Avenue and Main Street. Stop by soon for all your auto parts.
TACO FEED AT ELKS
Go celebrate the preseason football game of the 49ers this Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Susanville Elks Lodge. They will be serving their famous tacos beginning at 6 p.m.
We've mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating …
It’s not always easy to be enthusiastic, especially when it seems like you’re the only one with more work than you think you could possibly handle.
Sometimes life, work, family or activities can drain your energy. However, we can keep our enthusiasm at a high. The following strategies should help keep you motivated:
Be enthusiastic. Many times, we condition ourselves to be negative. We are afraid of being viewed as being overly enthusiastic or unrealistic. Some believe this will soften the blow of any problems or difficult situations that come along. Yet, by simply being enthusiastic, it eventually becomes real. Others pick up on enthusiasm, become excited themselves, and then give their enthusiasm back. It becomes a beautiful circle of energy.
Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. And don’t put up with people who do. Another person’s negativity affects your own. It becomes a negative, ongoing cycle that is easy to begin, but can be difficult to come out of. Don’t fall for it from the beginning. Consciously decide to generate enthusiasm.
How to create an unbeatable team:
Whatever the industry, its great leaders share basic qualities. In his book, Think Like a Champion: Building Success One Victory at a Time, former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan shares his insight into the principles of creating a winning team on, or in, any field.
Here’s Shanahan’s 15-point game plan for winning teams:
1. Teams matter more than individuals.
2. Every job is important.
3. Treat everyone with respect.
4. Share both victories and defeats.
5. Accept criticism.
6. Keep the boss well informed.
7. Focus on your work ethic, not others.
8. Allow for differences in lifestyle.
9. Be more creative than predictable.
10. Let go of failed ideas.
11. Employ structure and order.
12. Reward those who produce.
13. Find different ways to motivate your employees.
14. Keep your employees fresh.
15. Protect your system.