Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Whacko about Zappos!

Have you heard of Zappos.com?

It's an online shopping site that began by selling shoes, but has begun to explore other products. Their prices are good and the service is even better. I found them in FORTUNE magazine's top 100 places to work issue. They made the list at #24, but were the feature article of the segment.

What makes them so great? Zappos.com "offers free lunches, concierge services, and 100% coverage of health insurance premiums." (http://tiny.cc/CNNZappos) If you're a visual learner, you'll enjoy this brief clip from ABC's Nightline (http://tiny.cc/ZapposOnNightline).

So, what's the point?

Simply this: What if your experience in life was like working at Zappos? In the clip, CEO, Tony Hsieh makes the comment that he isn't the one mandating the culture/work climate at Zappos. The employees at Zappos.com have decided that they want to love what they do, so they have created an environment that allows people to be who they are, but expects everyone to give 100%. That's it.

Question for you: Are you giving your life 100%? If not, then why? What is keeping you from being all you were created to be and become?

Two quotes and we're done:

1) "It has been well said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only today of its strength." - Charles Spurgeon

2) "The tendency to follow the path of least resistance guarantees failure." - Brian Tracy

Make it a great day!

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