Do You Have This Much Fun At Work?

This past weekend I attended a fitness seminar held by Alwyn Cosgrove that focused on the business side of the industry. Sparing all the details, one of the topics was building your business based on your core values. Now I know everyone isn’t trying to build their own business but this still applies because every company you work for has a set of core values that they operate under. So this would be a good time to ask…

What are your core values?

What are your company’s core values?

Are they the same?

One of Cosgrove’s core values is that you should always have fun. That is a simple core value but, in my opinion, a pretty important one.

At his training facility he created this culture that says no matter what we do we better have fun doing it. And he brought this culture to the seminar. Case in point, we had a dance off competition in the middle of the seminar (video proof is below).

Can you tell me you wouldn’t want to be a part of this type of work environment? I mean, seriously, why must we make our professional lives so stuffy, uptight and formal?

The person in that video is my boss. Would your boss do this? And even more importantly, if you were the boss would YOU do this? At the end of the day, if you’re not enjoying your time at work then why the hell do you keep going? Have we forgotten that work can be fun?

Take a moment to think about this… if your company’s values don’t blend with yours then why do you work for them? Maybe you don’t value your own values as much as you think. Maybe you’ve never stopped to think that you can have it better and you deserve better.

Remember, you always have the choice. In this example, you can choose to have fun or you can choose to not have fun. I don’t know about you but I like having fun. When I’m having fun, I’m excited to be at work and that energy carries over to my clients and coworkers. And whether you want to believe it or not, that makes a HUGE difference on a lot of levels.

So make the choice. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not next month. Make the decision today to live by your core values at home, at work… everywhere.

Have confidence to expect the best and be committed to only accept the best.

(Chad)

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