Archive for April, 2009

Fun and Work?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Are fun and work mutually exclusive for you? They do not have to be. As a manager, do you value the positive return from having fun – both for yourself and for your team? Do not underestimate the power of fun. Fun is a balance to the pressures and frustrations of work. I found a creative web site, Fun at Work, that promotes fun in the workplace. Check it out. It is filled with ideas, inspiration and creative ways to have fun. Give fun a try for your team. You may be pleasantly surprised with the results.

The Antidote for All: Pursuing Your Dreams

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

I am reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. The book deals with resistance as a block to creative expression. He writes: “How many of us have become drunks and drug addicts, developed tumors and neuroses, succumbed to painkillers, gossip and compulsive cell phone use simply because we don’t do that thing that our hearts, our inner genius, is calling us to? Resistance defeats us. If tomorrow morning, by some stroke of magic every dazed and benighted soul woke up with the power to take the first step to pursuing his or her dreams, every shrink in the directory would be out of business. Prisons would stand empty. The alcohol and tobacco industries would collapse, along with the junk food, cosmetic surgery and infotainment businesses, not to mention pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and the medical profession from top to bottom. Domestic abuse would become extinct, as would addiction, obesity, migraine headaches, road rage and dandruff.”

Pursuing your dreams as a panacea to all ills? I have not thought of this before, but I think so. How would your life be different if you woke up tomorrow and had everything you need to pursue your dreams?