Hi, it's Tina, and I'm here with your one-minute management tip. Today's message is for employees, but physician employers, the underlying message goes for you as well. Do you ever find yourself saying something like, well, only if I would be more motivated at work? Well, I hate to tell you, but the only person that can fill in that blank is you, because only you can motivate yourself. And self-motivated people are highly desired by employers because of the many benefits that they bring to the workplace each day. People naturally gravitate towards people who are self-motivated. Why? Because they're happier. They enjoy being around people who are happy and it makes people feel good.

Here are a few things that you can do to be a more motivated person each day at work and also to bring happiness to your workplace.

First of all, focus on the positive. Do not be a negative Nancy. Offer solutions to problems. Don't always be the one bringing the problems with no solutions. Show your co-workers that you care about them.

And be an encourager. We all can use encouragement throughout the day. Practice thoughtful actions in your workplace. Please and thank you go a long way.

And focus on getting tasks done with a smile on your face. Remember, smiling is infectious. We spend a third of our week at work, a third of it sleeping, and a third taking care of personal items.

That's a lot of time invested in work. So wouldn't it be better if it were a happier place? And you can do that. Life is full of ups and downs and these cannot help but affect how things go at work and our work life. But we need to remember that we are being paid to do a job and it's necessary to be able to give our employer and those we serve our best every single day.

And besides the benefits that it will bring to our workplace by making it a better place to be,  it will cause you to feel amazing knowing that you brought your best self to work each day. If you have any questions just email me at [email protected] or Dr. Peter Wishnie at [email protected].

Take care and start motivating yourself. Bye.