When all else fails repeat the above! I repeat When all else fails repeat the above! I repeat When all else fails repeat the above! I repeat When all else fails repeat the above! I repeat When all else fails repeat the above!
Things Hurricane Juan taught me: * Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ. * No matter how many times you flick the switch, lights don't work without electricity. * My car gets 23.21675 miles per gallon, EXACTLY (you can ask the people in line who helped me push it). * Kids can survive 4 days or longer without a video game controller in their hand. * Cats are even more irritating without power. * He who has the biggest generator wins. * A new method of non-lethal torture--showers without hot water.
'Having a sense of humour in a situation that isn't necessarily funny can lighten the tension of what's going on. By trying not to take every little thing seriously, you will greatly reduce stress.
My personal funny horror story (Glysinski ent.)
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours
I could have died but instead I laughed
'Life does not cease to be funny when something bad happens any more that it ceases to be serious when we are laughing.‘ Cathy Fenwick
There is a lot of drama associated with work, relationships, addictions, management… If you can begin to see how ridiculous most of it is, you can start to put things into perspective. If you can just laugh and hang up when stress calls …congratulations… you've graduated to a new level.'
jokes told to illustrate a point are recalled more accurately than non-humorous stories and after a longer time-lag, but the point itself (apparently by association) is similar ly enhanced. A nice scientific demonstration of what all great communicators have always known.
Example: U.S. Surgeon-General in his 1930's campaign against venereal disease. Flies are dangerous They spread disease. Keep yours closed!
And just a thought for all you women out there: MENtal illness, MENstrual cramps, MENtal breakdown, MENopause. Ever notice how all of women's problems start with men? And when we have real problems, its HISterectomy!
Step #2 Use humour as a tool rather than as a weapon
Casey Stengel was a very successful leader as his string of World Series championships would indicate. When asked his secret, Casey replied tongue-in-cheek, "The secret of managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four... who are undecided." Humor can help us to survive– and thrive– at work.