Germs and Vitamin C

For most people, the weather is starting to cool down, although in South Carolina, it doesn’t quite feel like Autumn yet. But when that colder weather does come, I know it can only mean one thing. Flu season is just around the corner.

When we work and live in close community with others, getting sick is almost inevitable. We do everything we can to avoid those illness carrying germs. We get vaccines, wash our hands, and even load up on vitamin C.

No one likes being sick, and no one wants to be the reason others get sick. That’s why this quote from one of my favorite authors, Jon Gordon, seemed so poignant when I stumbled across it:

When you walk into your office…you have a decision to make. Are you going to be a germ to your team, or a big dose of vitamin C?

No one likes germs, much less wants to be labeled as a germ. A germ is something that sucks the life from a project and brings the team down. Just like our germs, our attitudes have a direct effect on the people around us. When you come to the office with a bad attitude, you can infect everyone around you.

Wouldn’t it be better to be your team’s vitamin C? To be the person helping the team move forward, propelling growth, and making everyone better? When others are starting to feel sick, you can be the extra energy boost they need to get back on track.

This flu season, let’s all try to be vitamin C for our teams!

Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.

About Michele: Michele Page serves as Advoco’s Education Architect. She facilitates our internal training as well as client specific training initiatives. With nearly 20 years of EAM experience, Michele’s knowledge spans across multiple industries, covering all facets of Infor EAM. When Michele isn’t training users on the latest and greatest Infor EAM tools, she’s at her cabin in the countryside, riding her four-wheeler. Have a question? Send Michele an email!


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