Imagine a place where you choose to bring energy, passion, laughter, joy and a positive attitude. Well at Happy Valley thats exactly what we strive for. The interns and myself read a book called Fish by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen, and while the book was fairly enjoyable it also taught us about a workplace in which we would have control of our attitudes and the way we could portray ourselves!
In a quick overview this book is about a manager who gets stuck in an everyday routine where she would go to work, get off, pick up her kids, go home, and do it all over again. She finds herself up for a promotion and when she accepts, she finds herself in a toxic energy dump that is nearly impossible to break out of. Where she finds herself one afternoon for lunch is in a fish market where a man who throws fish, yells loudly, and is always excited on the job teaches her 4 lessons in life that will help her to change her workplace into an enjoyable productive place.
- Choose your attitude.
- Play! You can be serious about your work without taking yourself too seriously.
- Make someone’s day. Create great memories.
- Be present.
I find these play a much bigger role in my life then just at work. Life is challenging but remember, ladies and gentleman, you are the queens and kings of your world, you must be responsible for your attitude and many other things. Don’t let others dictate your attitude…if you want to have a good day, then by all means make that happen. But don’t forget to enjoy yourself (play) bring others up to the throne (making someone’s day), and be intentional in your actions (being present).