Be Great Today

CDJohn 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 Catie Dolgos, DEMDACO Account Executive.

Q: What does “be great today” mean to you?

CD: “Be Great Today,” is a reminder for me to make the most of every day both personally and professionally. It’s about being focused and consistent in my efforts knowing that one great day leads to another. It represents the feeling of satisfaction that I get at the end of the day knowing that I have done everything within my power to be my personal best.

Q: What can you do to “be great today”?

CD: I strive to be great today by recognizing that today is one stepping stone in my path to success. I wake up each day with a positive attitude and have a plan of what I want to accomplish. I have created a daily routine to my work day that helps me to stay focused and consistent. I make sure that I am prepared for my day and have a game plan to achieve my daily goal and a backup plan to ensure a successful day.

Q: How do you encourage others to do the same?

CD: We are all fortunate, here at OneCoast to work with so many talented people that come from many different backgrounds and experiences. Each and every one of us offers a different perspective and point of view and we can all learn so much from each other. I encourage others by sharing my ideas, suggestions and success stories and asking them to share theirs. I value the strengths that each person brings to the table and I am inspired by their successes.

Q: What is your favorite motivational quote? How do you apply that your everyday routine/job?

CD: “Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be.” – Blake Beattie

I love this quote because it is very simply stated and really encompasses what it means to be a good person, to spread positive energy and enthusiasm and to push yourself to reach your greatest potential. I apply it to my everyday routine by going outside of my comfort zone and letting go of my fear of failure or rejection to find new business opportunities and overcome objections. It helps me remember to see the big picture and help my clients grow their business beyond just selling them product. It reminds me to take a deep breath and be patient and kind at all times, to remain true to my core values and beliefs and to allow myself to enjoy the success that I have worked so hard to achieve.