If you have ever been to the Pike Street Fish Market in Seattle, it’s a fun and joyful place. These three authors researched what makes it such a great place to work, and then they started using it as a motivational tool for individuals. This is a super quick read, and here are the four main lessons they learned:
CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE – This is a theme in books I’ve been reading in 22 and ’23. It all starts with that.
PLAY – I’ve been criticized for this, but I’m all in. I try to have as much fun as I can in a work day. There’s a time and place of course, but we can laugh and enjoy ourselves. In fact, I think we are far better off when we do just that.
MAKE THEIR DAY – This was a new one for me. Every day, go out of your way to make someone’s day with an unsolicited complement, gesture, or something that will make them stop and marvel. I have this on my goal list as something I can do as a part of my every day routine. I love it.
BE THERE – This is another theme of so many books I’m reading. Be in the present moment. Yoda was trying to hammer that in to Luke’s head a long time ago. (“This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away…to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was.) Be there.
So simple, so positive, so fun, and so life changing. We have the power to do it.