Articles By Hal
Like a Twinkie; or It Should Be
OK. As you read this article, check your watch to
see what time it is. Either you are at work reading this or you are at home.
Either way, how many times have you laughed since you got up this morning?
Are you having fun yet? If not, why not?
Do you realize that two-thirds of your life is at
work? Half the remaining third is spent thinking about work. Now all you have
left is a half of a third to think about whatever you want and we are still not having
Do you have any kids or are you around anyone who
does? If the answer is yes and they are in the age range from 4 to 10, all they want
to do every day is play. All morning and all night. And they must play by the
rules...the adult rules.
Remember when you were a kid and you went with your mom to
the grocery store and you kept saying, "Mom, I want those Twinkies," and she
always said "No"? Now we are adults and we can by anything we want and we
do not have to ask mom for permission. So go get your Twinkie and, whether you're at
work or home, consider "Hal's Twinkie Rules":
- Be like a kid; don't lose that fun inside of you.
Trust me, it is more fun to be around fun people, not people who are serious all the
time. (When was the last time you had fun at the bank?)
- You can be anything you want to be when you grow up.
Are you really doing what you want to do with your life? If not, then when will you
make yourself happy?
- At work pretend you're playing. You will see you and
your employees doing a better job and enjoying it more. Look at the ticket counters
at the airport, then go to the Southwest ticket counter. They are having more
fun. (Oh yeah, they are the No. 1 airline in America today.)
- Learn from Disney. They are just an amusement park,
but they do it better than anyone else and they enjoy beating the competition.
- Your attitude is everything. If you want to have fun
you will. Remember, you have to eat a lot of cereal to find the free toy.
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