Time to fish a little … excitement in your work!

Our team read it “Fish!” by Harry Paul, John Christensen and Stephen C. Lundin, recently released by Key Books, and agreed how it would be an amazing idea for all of our readers to read it. And because it is not easy to share it with all of you, we will “share” with you an excerpt from the book, which we believe encompasses its entire spirit.

In this excerpt, Mary Jane Ramirez has been invited to become the director of a department that lacks inspiration and creativity. In an unexpected way, she discovers how she will give soul to her team.

Let the passage of the book “speak” on its own.


The presentation of Mary Jane

“Today we have a serious issue to discuss. A couple of weeks ago, the group’s vice president went to a conference and returned convinced that First Garanti needed to become a place with more energy and enthusiasm. It is certain that energy and enthusiasm are the keys to productivity, successful recruitment, long-term staff retention, impeccable customer service and a host of other qualities we need to be competitive in a rapidly changing market. and mergers dominate. He arranged a meeting with the administration – and in that meeting he referred to the third floor as the “toxic energy landfill”. “Yes, you heard right: he called our floor a toxic waste dump and said it needed to be cleaned up.”

Mary Jane looked at the startled expression on their faces. Adam, a former clerk, immediately said: “I would like to see them do this job. It’s the most boring job in the world. ” Then one of the less active employees said: “What difference will it make to have energy in here? “Anyway, we get the job done, am I not right?” No one disputed the charge of toxic energy.

Mary Jane continued: “I want you to know that this issue is not going to go away. Okay, the vice president of the group may lose interest, Bill may forget over time, but I may not. You see, I totally agree. We are a toxic energy landfill. The other parts of the company hate doing business with us. They even call us a “black hole”. They joke with us during breaks. They laugh with us in the hallways. And they are right, where to get! Many of us hate to come here, and even we ourselves call this place a black hole. I think we can and must change that. I would like you to know why “.

Their surprised expressions have now been replaced by real amazement. The silence was absolute. “Many of you know my story. That Dan and I came to town with hopes, dreams and two young children. That Dan’s sudden death left me alone. That Dan’s insurance did not cover much of the exorbitant costs. That I found myself in a difficult financial situation.

What you may not know is how much it affected me. Some of you are single mom and dad in a single parent family and you know what I’m talking about. I needed this job and I had lost my confidence. I accepted things stoically, I never did anything that would threaten my safety. Well, those days are over.

»The summary of the case. I still need the job, but I do not want to spend the rest of my professional life in a toxic energy dump. I have not used Dan’s lesson so far. Life is so, so precious that we just go through it until we retire. Simply put, we spend too much time at work letting it go to waste. I think we can make this place a better workplace.

And now the pleasant ones. I know someone who works in a well-known company, who is an expert in energy issues. You will meet him at some point. Today I will convey his first advice: We choose our mood “.

Mary Jane continued to develop her reasoning to choose her mood and reactions. He then asked if there were any questions. Steve raised his hand. When Mary Jane nodded to him, he said: “Suppose I am in my car and an idiot blocks my way. This makes me angry and I can honk or even make a gesture, you know what I mean. Which option are we talking about? I did not do it. others did it to me. I had no choice. “

“Let me ask you something, Steve. “If you were in a dangerous part of the city, would you make that gesture?”
Steve smiled. “Not even mentally! “You can get nothing if you do that.”

“So you can choose your reaction in a dangerous part of the city, but you have no choice in the suburbs?”

“Okay, Mary Jane. OK got it”.

“Amazing question, Steve. We can not control how others lead, but we can choose how we react. Here at First Guarantee we do not have much reason to choose the work to be done, but we can choose how we approach this work. I want you all to think about cases where this is true and see if it is possible to find things we can do to remind ourselves of our choices. Good luck. “Our working life depends on it.” The second staff meeting was very similar to the first. Because they did not ask questions, he used Steve’s question from the first group. It was 10:30 on Monday morning. The meetings had exhausted her, however she realized that she had her first chance to choose her mood.
And he did. “

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