In a recent survey of 2,000 Americans, here is what the perfect day looked like to the majority of them:
Wake up at 8:15 a.m. – clear skies with a temperature of 74 degrees – two friends seen – three hours spent socializing – two hours spent eating – four hours of relaxation – four hours spent with family – in bed at 10:50 p.m.
In another poll, researchers found the average American will only have 15 “perfect days” a year − days where participants cannot imagine it “getting any better than it just did.”
I can guess that not very many of us have perfect days, dealing with suppliers, partners, idiot drivers, and team members who can’t seem to understand their role within the firm. We are at our office or the job site, not out socializing with our friends and family and having a two-hour meal. But it’s important for each of us to know what is important to us so we can have more perfect days, as that’s usually what we are pitching to our customers and prospects. The perfect day.
Understandably, some days are outside of our control just by the weather in the morning when we get up. A gloomy rainy morning is not likely to make us feel good and ready to take on the world. Unless you live in Seattle.