Are you passionate about what you are doing? You know leadership starts with leading yourself. If you are an independent contractor or work in a larger organization with a team, you need to lead yourself first, and that includes inspiring yourself to achieve exceptional things. How may times have you felt uninspired at work?

Globally, 87% of the workforce is not inspired, engaged or excited about their work. This costs the economy immensely not only in lost productivity but also increased number of sick days.
The Global Wellness Institute shares in The Future Of Wellness At Work, 2016 publication that “worldwide, the cost of unwell workers represents 10-15% of global economic output.”

In the US alone, the annual loss is $2.2 trillion and $550 billion of that amount is due to lack of engagement at work. That is a huge number just because the workforce is not passionate about what they are doing, not engaged and not giving their best.

Have you experienced disengagement in your team members and/or perhaps felt it yourself? Are you lacking excitement about your work, needing to push yourself to do things and feeling unwell when you think about work?

It does not have to be that way!
Here are 3 things you can do today to start transforming your life and business:

1. Write down everything you enjoy about your work and how it would be when your workday is ideal?

2. Think about how close you are to having this. Are you aligned or far off?

3. Decide on 3 actions that bring you closer to your ideal workday and commit to following through on your actions.

Author's Bio: 

Ulrike Berzau, Executive Coach & Consultant, works with individuals, teams and organization to achieve exceptional results in life and business. With extensive experience as healthcare executive, she is known for providing highly respected insights and creative solutions to secure continuous advancement and excellence. Ulrike has an unwavering passion for igniting the talent and brilliance in others and her international and multicultural experiences allow her to relate to a diverse audience. Her ambitious, yet well balanced, positive and inspiring mindset is the catalyst of her own success and assures the success of clients, staff and organizations.

Ulrike is the co-author of the International Best-Seller Imagine a Healthy You and an inspirational speaker. She is certified as Thinking into Results Consultant, Passion Test Facilitator, ASAP Engagement Consultant and Achieve Today Coach, and holds a Master’s Degree in Management, a Master’s Degree in Health Science, Physical Therapy, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.