John Keiser, CEO of OneCoast, started our “Be Great Today” series. His first post sparked interest and excitement within our company! We will be asking other OneCoast team members what “Be Great Today” means to them and how they work that into their professional and (sometimes) personal life! Sharing her thoughts this month is Delmetris Peterkin, Customer Relations Representative.
Q: What does “be great today” mean to you?
DP: “Being great today” means for me to set goals for myself and to be focused to achieve them. No matter how big or small the task is, I must put my best foot forward to accomplish my goal. Even if I don’t achieve them daily knowing that I have put forth my best effort I would feel that I am great today!
Q: What can you do to “be great today”?
DP: I can be great today by putting forth my best effort in my work life (answering calls and helping customers by taking orders, resolving issues, helping coworkers and management as needed,etc), personal life (spending quality time with my spouse, children and grandchildren, parents,siblings, et), friends and people in general (helping out when needed by giving an open ear, opening doors,etc).
Q: How do you encourage others to do the same?
DP: I would encourage others to be ‘great today” by “leading by example” and hopefully my work would speak for me.
Q: What is your favorite motivational quote? How do you apply that your everyday routine/job?
DP: One of my favorite quotes is.: “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”! I apply this quote everyday in my job. I stand up and believe in my job and by doing so I do not fall for any of the obstacles that may come to prevent me from “being great today”!