I believe that we are not born with an innate capacity to let go. I HAD to learn to let go, forgive, understand differences and trust again. The greater the pain was, the harder it was to let go. I wish I knew why it is so difficult, but I don’t and maybe the universe wants it that way. I also know that letting go goes beyond humility, integrity, love, it is probably the very essence of inner peace. How do we let go? Letting go is like adding a new chapter to the stories we tell. What are the stories that you currently telling?
Events HAVE to be fun. It’s the only way we can increase engagement, motivation and productivity. For some of us this is a new approach to event management so to help us along I am sharing four tips in order to get us going forward on this path.
1) Location, location, location! Pick a location that brings you closer to nature, provides healthy food for meals and snacks and gives you enough space to bring in a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher (that’s me) for your morning and afternoon breaks.
In a world of six billion people, it is easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action. Each of us, however, carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others.
We ALL resort to toxic humour at one point or another. “Humour is a tool like any other,” says Robert L. Weiss, a psychologist at the University of Oregon who studies humour in relationships. “People use humour in lots of different ways, including some negative ones. Almost every sweet, supportive way of using it has an evil twin; an aggressive, selfish or manipulative version. And like those teasing comments in the workplace that can just as easily feel like flattery or an attack, the two sides of humour are so intimately intertwined, it almost isn’t funny. ”
Last week I met a friend for breakfast. We were sitting at a table, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Sitting at the next table was a group of eight sophisticated gentlemen; they where sharing stories, laughing and teasing each other. Between our two tables we created enough laughter to fill a stadium. As the gentlemen got up to go pay their bills, one of them came over to our table and said “it was a pleasure eating breakfast sitting close to you ladies”. We said thank-you, and laughed some more.
It was almost two years ago that I wrote a chapter about leadership and laughter. This chapter was published in the book Leadership Gurus Speak Out. I was very happy with the experience of writing the chapter as well as the final product: the book itself. So much so, I decided I wanted my own book. I invested all my free time during this past summer in creating content. I just wrote anything. I wrote about life and general, I even wrote about peace on earth and the steps to get there.
The last two months I have been investing a lot of time into my business. Maybe it’s the bad economy that’s getting to me. I have been feeling a bit of pressure to work harder and make more money; consequently I am not spending enough time on doing what’s good for me.
Have you noticed how difficult times just sneak up on us and suck the laugh right out of us? What if…, what if we got up every morning and had a bit of a laugh. Just a smile, a chuckle or possibly, if you can handle it, a huge belly laugh. A good morning laugh for no other reason than to get ourselves ready for these difficult things that seem to pop up whenever we least expect them. Starting the day with a laugh is what I call, disaster proofing myself. How do you get yourself disaster proof?