WOTD: Leader

Good Morning and happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is gearing up for another productive day today! The biggest thing in life and definitely the workplace is identifying a leader. Leaders are essential for any workplace because it shows that they can take charge at any given time without hesitation or worry. They know how to effectively delegate tasks to other employees and monitor, as well as assist them if any issues occur. Leaders usually tend to have varying personalities but more so usually an aggressive type of attitude which doesn't necessarily imply that they're mean, they more so just wants to ensure the job is done in an efficient and timely manner.

Today's quote about leadership comes from John C. Maxwell, and he says:

 " A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way"

What this quote means to me is that in order for you to be an effective leader you must know how to lead, how to delegate orders and assists by example on how to carry out those orders. Leaders rarely need to ask the upper management for assistance because they already know what to do and how to do it. The only reason why they may report to the upper management is to inform them on the status of a current job that's being done.

WOTD: Freedom

Good Morning everyone! Happy Friday!! Another week has concluded and now all of you are most likely gearing up for a good (hopefully long for some) weekend, I know I am. In conjunction with the ending of the week, our word of the day today is "Freedom". Now this one everyone has a clear definition of, the idea of relaxing in the sun or binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix all while not having to worry about your job for the next couple of days. I'm pretty sure that's what everyone is thinking right? Well in my opinion you're half right. Looking at the term "Freedom" from a career perspective, I think that we don't achieve our freedom until we have accomplished all of the things that we set up for ourselves over the years and can say that you are truly happy with the position that you're in after all that's said and done. I see freedom as the end goal to everything in life, after we've worked X amount of years and went through hell and back with what seemed to be endless obstacles. That's my perception of freedom.

Today's quote comes from former and late President of Southern Africa, Nelson Mandela. He said that:

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of the death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires"

To me this goes back to the idea of having goals and running into obstacles along the path before you finally reach the end of your journey. Nothing in life is easy especially if it's something that requires a lot of time, patience and hard work. It's just up to you to bring yourself to the task and get it done as efficiently as possible. 

WOTD: Achievement

Good morning from the TaylorMade family and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, as always we want to make everyday as productive as possible! Today we'll talk about the word "achievement" and what it means to achieve something. No when we hear the word "achieve" I'm pretty sure the first thing that comes to mind is completing your goals that you set forth for yourself. Accomplishing your goals, as you all may know is no easy task, there's a lot of obstacles that you must overcome in order to reach that last step in achieving your goal. 

Today's Word Of The Day: Achievement

Today's quote comes from world renowned author C.S. Lewis, who's most known for  The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianThe Space Trilogy and The Screwtape Letters. His quote states:

 

 " Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success."

In my opinion what C.S. Lewis meant by this quote is that don't look at failure as a negative thing, look at it as a gateway towards your achievements and your goals. Every failure puts you one foot towards your goals.

Project Updates!

Good Morning from the TaylorMade family! How's everyone doing so far? Today we have some new and exciting news coming from the TaylorMade office. We have a number of projects that's coming within the next few months including bathroom upgrades, Bush Terminal, a library upgrade at PS 194 in Manhattan, NY and at 115 Delancey Street at the Essex Crossing Site we're installing interior walls, partitions and suspended ceilings, metal doors and access doors. Work at Essex has started since last Wednesday and has been going pretty well.  The team is working hard to ensure that these projects flow smoothly and efficiently. We'll keep you guys updated with more news. 

WOTD: Strength

Good Morning from the TaylorMade family!

Today's Word of The Day: Strength

What comes to mind when you hear the word "strength" as it relates to your mental state? Strength is the ability to first prep yourself for the impending obstacles that's foreseen in the future and then coming up with a plan as to how you'll tackle it. It may not go fully as planned in the beginning, but it is the willpower to not give up and keep pushing forward.  What separates the 99% and the 1% is the ability to utilize their strengths to their fullest potential. Creating and maintaining a business is no easy feat but if it's something that you enjoy doing you're not going to think about the difficulties but think of methods to overcome those difficulties, and that's where your strengths come into place. 

Here's a quote from Harriett Tubman, an icon known for her major accomplishment of building the underground railroad between the 1700's - 1865:

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you, the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world."

My interpretation of this quote is that if you have the mindset of what you want to accomplish in your life, if you can dream about what you want to accomplish in your life then just do it! Just remember to always have the strength, passion and patience to manage the obstacles that you will come across on your journey's.