I’ve been on a kick lately of having fun – with a purpose.
I tell my audiences that happiness is an attitude. It’s a choice. But an often neglected portion of the happiness equation goes beyond attitude, mind-set and emotion. To do it right— to be your happiest— you also have to get physically involved with creating some joy for yourself.
In other words, to be happy you’ve got to DO something. Maybe it’s goof with skate shoes and your kids. Or play a harmless joke on your work mates. Or take piano lessons. Or maybe it’s to take responsibility for making somebody feel like a million bucks and act on it.
I’m lucky because I have a ton of hobbies that bring me passion and joy. One of my latest is Heelys. I’m tellin’ ya, put some wheels on your shoes and go shopping and … BAM! You’re in a great mood.
Proof? I’ve got it baby! Check out this short video of my kids and I breaking every rule in the how-to-behave-in-a-store book.
I challenge you: find something today that gets YOU involved in creating your own joy. Build something. Plant something. Play with something. And then…. Do it. Notice your mood change? Guaranteed or your money back.
Leave a comment and let me know if you agree.
Do you agree with me that happiness at work is related to excellence at work? Do you need a speaker to help your organization to get there too? I’d love to work with you. It will be fun. Promise. Heelys optional. Go to the contact page now.
Motivational Keynote Speaker, Passionate Player, Adult Fan of Heelys
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What are you doing today to create fun and joy in your life. I speak to groups as a motivational speakerall across the country about how happiness at work is directly related to a better work product. And I talk a lot about fun. But in this short video I talk about DOING stuff that is fun and why that’s important.
Check out this short video:
My point? My point is that the best attitude in the world is not enough. We have to actually DO something to create joy for ourselves. For you this might mean anything from walking your dog to playing a practical joke at work or sports or collecting stamps. Whatever. My point is that you need to actually do something. Go somewhere. Get physically involved.
Your life at work is never going to be great until you have a great life at home. (Yup, all that “work-life balance” stuff actually works.)
So get out there, find some passion and follow it. One of my passions just happens to be skiing. If that works for you, great! If not, no biggie. Just find something and….. DO IT!
So… I dare you. Comment. What ARE you going to do today to make your life better? Do you agree that happiness at home leads to a better quality of work life too? Leave a comment.
One of Colorado’s Motivational Speakers, Skiers, Crappy Film-maker.