The title is actually a quote from Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way. I think we’ve all done, or TRIED to do this. Anyway, those are her words. Not mine. Observed and credited.
I did some shopping for my Team today. Went to the EVERYTHING IS A DOLLAR STORE. I bought lots of little things. Pop Rocks. Gum. Chocolate. Terra cotta pots with sunflower seeds just add water things. Blue Ribbons for being “caught doing a good job”. Just some stuff.
I asked today if the company would give us a reimbursement for team incentives. Apparently no one had done this before. We get $20 bucks. That’s great with me. I’ll spend 20 at the dollar store and use their 20 for an end of month prize for our “who can prebook the most clients” contest. Think I’ll get it from Starbucks. Everyone in my group LOVES the Starbucks.
I’ve also done a lot of quote research. Tomorrow, I’m going to have our first team meeting before work. I’ll start the contest next week when the new girl is with us. But for Friday and Saturday I have quotes and goodies. I think that this will be fun and motivating. Totally dorky, but they will remember it.
Tomorrow is Easter Bunnies. Stuffed animals. Word association with stuffed animals…childhood…soft…security…AH HAA!!!!!!!! SECURITY!! Security/Teams/Trust/Working Together/TEAMS! Finding security in ourselves, in our goals and in our teammates. . .
This is my quote for our Easter Bunny Friday:
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.—Alan Cohen