Effort is attractive!
Effort is also the best indicator of interest!
I appreciate effort, no matter how small, silly or irrelevant, I appreciate effort ~ Billy Chapata.
Do you really care, I mean REALLY care about your job on board in a way that makes you go that extra mile? Do you take a little extra time to make sure your old items make it to a charity instead of landing in a dumpster at the dock? Do you stick to your weekly and monthly maintenance schedules, even if it means moving an already-made guest bed in order to access an air handler? There is a certain amount of karma involved in doing things properly but did you realize it also affects the people with whom you work, too? Oh yeah it does!
Many of us have had great Captains (some bad) and we all know leadership comes from the top. How did you feel working for that great Captain who did things properly and was content in his/her role? It feels like a pretty trustworthy and safe environment, right? There is no questioning of his or her actions and life feels pretty day-to-day, doesn't it? A poor Captain can leave us scratching our heads wondering about their decision-making abilities, their commitment to the boat and to the position, and can sometimes leave us downright frustrated. The good news is Captains can be affected by crew behavior towards their respective positions, too! Captains can be motivated by what goes on around them and this can lift them up (or bring them down) too.
Have you ever had that 100% committed person, who was always on deck on time, who never needed a talking-to regarding anything, who always took that extra second to protect a rail or ran to grab a drop cloth for luggage? He or she could look ahead and anticipate guest needs (the guests like to place drinks and books/tablets down on their bed-side table space which is beautifully varnished wood so they get/create/make available something they can use to lay under their belongings)? S/he really enjoy the owner/guest company and even made the dog feel welcomed! S/he are even a smidge protective of the owners of the boat... are careful with spending, careful with driving the crew car, etc..
We all know people like this. Let's hire more of them because they help us commit to our own jobs more readily and go that extra mile. We all notice the behavior of others around us, even if only subconsciously. Make your behavior towards your job a solid effort and you will actually help those around you do the same :)
Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier