5 Things That Give Me Joy in My Business

Wordle word map: Joy

Relax. This is not one of those tagging game posts where you have to nominate five people etc.

Nominating 5 things that give me joy in my business is a way of kick-starting a project I am embarking on, to record a set of interviews on the theme “What Gives You Joy in Your Business?” It seemed like a good idea to show my hand before I asked others to show theirs.

My aim with the project is to provide a channel for some inspiration and positive vibes for the League of Work From Home Professionals*,  at a time when every newspaper, television and radio station is telling us how bad things are and how worse they are going to get.

As a preamble to what follows, I generally describe my business in these or similar terms:

I help business owners and executives navigate the maze of social media and develop social media roadmaps to match their business strategies and I do that mainly through online and offline seminars, together with group or individual coaching.

So here are five things that give me joy in my business:

  • Being continually challenged to keep learning about social media and about business coaching
  • Having clients and colleagues whose achievements I respect and whose company I enjoy
  • Being able to help people in business communicate more effectively with their colleagues and the broader marketplace
  • Being my own boss
  • Having a worldwide, mutually supportive network I can call on and who can call on me when needed

Makes me feel very grateful.

I would love for you to share with us some things that give you joy in your business: five would be great, as would one or two (hint: a chance to tell us what you do – no spammers please).

PS: I don’t know that there is a League of Work From Home Professionals, I made it up. But would that be a good idea?

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About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.


  1. BillHollis says:

    We should all make a habit out of listing the things that make us happy. I think we’d all end up with better outlook on life. Nice post. Thinking of my list right now!


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