At Google, I ran a daily team meeting tackling the onslaught of issues arising during a critical pre-launch period. It was depressing. We all ended the meeting looking like we’d been hit by a bus.
I knew I needed to change it, so added a standing intro agenda item — “F*ck Yeahs!” We went around the horn and shared all the great things that had happened in the past 24 hours. Everything from signing a new partner to our favorite cheese being restocked in the micro-kitchens. It became a rallying cry for the team.
As working moms, we could all use a few more ‘f*ck yeahs’ in our life. On Mondays, I write down mine from the week before. Just the process of celebrating my little wins makes me feel better, and I come back to this list if I’m feeling really discouraged.
Here was mine for the past week:
'No meeting week' at work, so I can be more productive in less time!
Meeting a new cool mom with kids the exact same age in our neighborhood
The kids actually helping with laundry (matching socks and folding wash cloths)
My 4 year old stopping her unexplainable streak of pooping in her pants everyday
Acing the presentation I have been working on for the past few weeks
What are yours?