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 Tammy Myers, HR Administrative Assistant.
Q: What does “be great today” mean to you?
TM: “Be Great Today” means giving 100% in all that you do. Approaching every task with a positive attitude even when the task might be difficult or something you don’t necessarily want to do. Staying focused, driven and passionate about what you are doing and determined in your heart that you will succeed. Respecting the opinions of others, leading by example and striving to inspire those around you to do the same.
Q: What can you do to “be great today”?
TM: [Responses below]
- Realize that every day is a gift. We are not promised tomorrow so strive to be the very best in all areas of your life.
- Make sure you keep your priorities in the right order and in balance.
- Realize that no one is perfect so don’t be afraid to admit that you are wrong and apologize if necessary. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Always look forward and remember that we start each day with a fresh slate.
- Set goals for yourself and never give up no matter how long it takes. Challenge yourself to go even higher.
- Find something good in every situation. Believe that there is a reason or purpose for everything that we go through including our trials. I like this quote from Abraham Lincoln, “We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Q: How do you encourage others to do the same?
TM: [Responses below]
- Most importantly, live by example. Sometimes we only have one opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life so make it count.
- Treat people the way that you would want to be treated.
- Encourage, motivate and recognize people for their achievements whether great or small.
- Realize that everyone is unique and has their own talents and abilities. Don’t expect more from someone than you are willing to give yourself.
- Remember that everyone is important and has a purpose. I think of OneCoast as a puzzle and each of us as a piece in that puzzle. Each piece is unique and serves a different purpose but no one piece is more important than the other and if even one piece is missing then we are incomplete.
Q: What is your favorite motivational quote? How do you apply that your everyday routine/job?
TM: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
I love this quote because it reminds me that it’s not always about ME. Sometimes it is about planting those seeds of kindness, friendship, encouragement, etc. for the other person.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” ~ God
Anyone that knows me very well, knows that my hope and trust is found in the Lord. For years, I kept a sign on my desk that read, “Good Morning, This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I don’t need your help. Thank you and have a great day.” I have faith that God will never give me more than I can bear and will strengthen me through any trials that I might go through.
Tammy Myers is the Human Resources Administrative Assistant for OneCoast working directly with Joe Floriani. She rejoined the company in October 2015. Tammy started her career in the Gift & Home Furnishing industry in 1996 working with Kennedy Group which was one of the initial regional sales agencies from which OneCoast was founded. She transitioned alongside the company holding various positions including Sales Assistant and Marketing Manager. In 2010, she decided to leave to become a stay home Mom and home school teacher.
Tammy is thrilled to be back at OneCoast after what she calls her “5 year sabbatical” and loves everything she is doing now to assist Joe and all other OneCoast employees.
Tammy has a BBA degree specializing in Marketing from University of Texas at Arlington. She has been happily married for 25 years and has twin daughters.