It is very common in the business world to talk about Return on Investment (ROI), which simply provides some percentage on capital investment (money) measured usually over the course of one year’s time .
I would like to introduce to you a new thought created by our changing world call Return on Energy (ROE). This return speaks to the amount of energy you put forth to accomplish your goals both at work and at home, by measuring your personal and professional satisfaction.
In a world where work and play are linked and woven together, it’s critical that we step back a few times a month to measure our ROE and relate our thoughts back to what our dreams and goals are at work and home.
Without ROE, our vision and mission may get blurred and cause us to lose focus on what really is important to living a healthy, successful and purposeful life.
When I reflect back over the changes we have seen these past three years, it has become evident that our customers and families require more attention than ever; and both deservingly so. However, with the technology we have at our finger tips (e-mails, texting, Twitter, Linkdin, Facebook, etc.), it is sometimes difficult to deliver.
What do we really have to show for our ROE? - Frustration, lack of sleep, exhaustion and perhaps less time to enjoy what we earn for a living each day. I believe it’s time to improve our ROE, because we deserve it.
I hope that you will reflect and take some time to measure your ROE and discover the true values you want to give and receive from the time you spend at work and home. Once you have determined these values, I hope you find a new found passion and commitment to “deliver excellence” to yourself and your family.