Posted September 24, 2010 by Linda Edgecombe
Do More, and Do It Better – While Having Fun!
Edgecombe is a highly sought-after speaker who ‘The Wall Street Journal‘ described as an expert at ‘Shifting Perspectives’. With her quick wit, humour and hilarious real life stories, she consistently leaves her audiences laughing in the aisles while motivating and showing how they can shift their perspectives on life, work and themselves.
Happiness, joy and esteem are very achievable, at home and at work. Become more settled, feel calmer, and look great with 5 boost basics:
1. Get some good quality sleep each night. That means at least 8 hours according to the sleep experts.
2. Eat some healthy unprocessed foods daily. That means more fruits and veggies.
3. Get some real fresh air each day, which means outside for at least 15 minutes. Even if it’s you parking across the lot from the store.
4. Move your body for at least 10 minutes a day. Ask yourself “what do you have in the tank today”? Then get moving. The endorphins allow you to be more of yourself and the mental and physical lift helps you assist others with their journeys.
5. Have at least one meaningful connection with another person each day. Not just a “hi” how are you, but something that is honest and transparent.
Next, look at where you work and live. If you respect yourself, you respect the place where you work and live. If there is any doubt in your mind, then maybe your team (work or home) needs a boost. Literally! Ask yourself:
1. Do you enjoy being in this space?
2. Are you productive and comfortable in this space?
3. Do you connect with people well in this space?
4. Does the furniture need dusting, how are the floors?
If your answer was NO and or dirty – then you need to build your team culture. FAST!
Now’s the time to get your team to roll up their sleeves, and clean up. (at work and home)
1. Ask the team to bring in pictures of them doing their hobbies, personal interests etc (make sure it’s things they don’t mind parting with)
2. What does TEAM mean to you? Have the team create a poster of their answer to the question along with clipped out favorite quotes, funky words and other pictures from magazines, and the personal photos.
3. Then have each person talk about what part of the poster they like the most and why. Then just sit back and watch how it unfolds.
4. More collaboration, less solo and more team focused, improved communication, better productivity, more work in fewer hours, less “I” and more “We” in the communication.
It’s a starter kit to help you whistle while you work, play better and really engage with others.