Do You Need A “Super Happy Fun Day?”
I have enjoyed the work of Dean Jackson and John Reese from the internet marketing space for close to three years now. I needed a kick in the butt a couple of weeks ago, so I replayed one of my favourite audio interviews from John Reese and Tony Robbins.
Hang on… I am not going to go in to a long-winded technically explanation of internet marketing theory. Rather, I want to tell you about an incredible concept called “Super Happy Fun Days”.
John and Tony started to speak about this on the audio interview, and Tony wanted all the details. Dean Jackson created the concept, and John Reese would take part in these events when possible. They are good friends. The “rules” are as follows (to the best of my memory):
- The event was at least 9 hours long
- Two major activities had to be completed (ie a golf game and/or a movie were typically included)
- Two meals had to be consumed
- Other fun activities were completed (to fill in the extra time)
I can “hear the comments” now coming off the page as your read this. Everyone is busy, running like chicken’s with their head’s cut off. 9 hours of fun is impossible!
It is if you want it to be!
- How often could you pencil in “Super Happy Fun Days” throughout the year?
- If nine-hour blocks of time were not always possible, how much time could you commit to?
- When you look back on your life, will look fondly remember all the work that you did, or the fun, kinship and laughter that you had along the way?
Always remember, if you don’t block off time to do these activities, they won’t get done. Treat them like a business meeting in your calendar. You wouldn’t skip those right 🙂
Posted on August 27, 2013, in Motivation, Personal Development, Rewind and tagged Blog, Blogging, Decompressing, Having Fun, Life Lessons, Tony Robbins, Wordpress. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
Pulling out my calendar now … it’s been too long since I had a Super Fun Day!!!
Great Lauire! Taking action. Love it. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday
Nice summary. I will schedule one of these with some of my network. Thanks
You are welcome Rupert! I think it is a neccesity for all of us once in a while…We all get wrapped it in the rigours of daily life, and tend to forget to really have fun!
Great idea Tim. We take our staff to a conference each year for 4 days. One day is spend at Disneyland. The other three have lectures and workshops in the day, but they get to play at Disneyland each night. It is great for all of us and the stories are told all year long. 🙂
See Tina that is what I am talking about! A company that cares about their staff and understands that a little fun is critical to thier long term success. GREAT WORK!
If more companies would focus on activities like this, and people do more fun things in their personal time, how much higher would employee satisfaction be?
Have a great day!
Great reminder. We have no problem booking an hour meeting but book a hour of playtime… There just isn’t time! It’s sad that we have to schedule fun time but if that’s what it takes then we must do it. It keeps us sane. 🙂
Isnt’t that the truth Michelle? Yes if scheduling is what it takes to commit to some fun “decompression time”, then that is what it takes. I agree it is kind of sad, but society is going a million miles a minute these days. Thanks for stopping by!
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