Thursday, March 13, 2008

Corporate Humor Speaker Observations

While waiting at the airport to present in Philadelphia for US Food Service, we overheard two co-workers talking about their jobs. Their conversation went something like this:

"I have to do like three jobs in my job."

"Oh yeah? Well, I have to do seven!"

"Well, I meant that I do three jobs in the morning. Then I do 20 more jobs during the rest of my day."

"Oh yeah? Well, I worked 80 hours last week."

"Only eighty hours?! I worked 80 days last week!"

"Well, I meant that I worked 80 hours just yesterday."

OK, so we embellished slightly, but not much!
Sound familiar?
Are you getting sucked into the "I'm-so-committed-that-I-have-no-life-badge-of-honor" game?

Next time you hear this insanity go on at your workplace, with your family, or your friends: DON'T GET SUCKED IN.

This is not a game that you want to win. Because first prize is, congratulations, you indeed have no life!

So, when you are in the midst of this craziness, Do a 180 and change your perspective. Mentally step out from the situation and look for the humor. See the silliness in how people brag about their horrible lives. This will allow you to change your patterns and to enjoy your life...which is the point!

As Corporate Comedians, The O'Shea Report offers corporate comedy, business humor, and motivational humor keynotes for meetings and conventions.

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