Ok it was a moment of madness, because actually it’s not wrong, it’s what we want to do and its a message that we stand by.
We are here to make you happy, because happiness is a great thing. Happiness brings smiles, and laughter and fun and good times. Without those things, we’d be stuck in Monday fog all the time.
But does happiness bring success too?
I believe it does, and that’s from my own personal experience.
A few years ago I was not a happy girl. The end of 2010 and the whole of 2011 were absolutely horrendous, both personally & in business.
We took on our first team member and then 7 months later, we lost our biggest client, which we didn’t see coming. Then the recession hit us. I left an unhappy relationship and needed to move back to my Mum & Dad’s. We struggled, we took pay cuts and we thought about shutting up shop. We had a lot of sleepless nights, and in the midst of this, I got divorced.
If you want to read more about this story and how we overcame it, then it’s in this great book from Joel Hughes, creator of The Business of Web Design conference.
Fast forward to now, 4 years later.
I am genuinely the happiest I have ever been. I made tough changes to my personal life back then that have been the making of me. I’m healthier, I’m in a very happy relationship (newly engaged to this amazing guy), have made great new friends and life is bloody good.
And you know what, business is the best it’s ever been. We have a great team, amazing clients and we’re on track with our 5 year plan. There’s been a lot of hard work put in to get it there granted, but we’ve all been happy to do it.
This is not a sob story, I’m sharing this because I genuinely believe that my own personal happiness has had a direct influence on the success of the business.
So, if we as an agency solve a problem, which in turn makes our clients happy, aren’t we giving them what they need to make their business a success? And who defines success anyway? What does success mean to you?
As Buddha says (or whoever you find this quote attached too):
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success”
I couldn’t agree more.