The following Vantage Agora article was recently featured in the March Issue of the Chart Coverholders and Risk Takers Exchange: Bridging the Gap Between Lloyd’s of London And the U.S. Domestic Market.
Why Do We Work So Hard?
by Ashley Luczaj, Customer Experience Manager - Services
Why Do We Work So Hard?
"Because that's how we have fun.
If we are not challenged, our work suffers.
To us, a building isn't concrete and steel. It's a mirror.
If we're bored, our buildings will be boring.
But if we're excited, our buildings will inspire.
Busy people enjoy being busy.
Their passion makes life fun.
Vantage Agora supports that passion.
Get ready to have some fun!"
It’s the beginning of an exciting year, and we are keeping busy with many new interesting ventures. We at Vantage Agora have never shied away from unique challenges that present themselves. As users of our own software solution, OX Zion, taking on innovative requests internally, as well as from clients, is the fuel that keeps us going. We don’t see it as hard work, but rather an opportunity to learn, grow and expand our horizons. Aiming to do something that has never been done before is what makes us who we are and what drives us. New prospects keep things engaging so that we don’t get stuck in mediocrity and the fatigue of our routine day-to-day.
Laura Vanderkam, author of several time management and productivity books, has a solid concept as to why hard workers stay busy.
“A good juggler can juggle more…reliability and busyness go hand-in-hand for two reasons. First, those who are successfully juggling a lot have good systems for avoiding dropping balls. They intuitively think like project managers. How long will the proposed task take? What steps are involved? When would each step need to be completed by, and what problems might arise that would preclude meeting those deadlines? They keep looking ahead to see what’s on deck. Then they build in enough margin so that when things come up, as they inevitably do, they stay on track. Over time, as this realization gets repeated, the reliable person winds up with many opportunities. He becomes busy. That’s why if you want something done, you ask a busy person. He’s busy because he’s shown he can get stuff done.”
There are many reasons that people work hard, but perhaps the greatest reason for Vantage Agora, aside from that fact that it makes our clients happy, is that it gives us a competitive advantage in everything we do. Ideas don’t happen just because they are great. In fact, you may find that after a lot of hard work and commitment, some ideas fail, but putting forth the effort to explore them can provide invaluable knowledge and be just what is needed to set the chain of events in motion that spurs the next great idea!
Any hard worker knows that there is no shortcut to lasting success. If you’d like to see Vantage Agora’s work in action and learn how it can help your business, contact us today!