Looking back at my past, I’ve enjoyed a variety of experiences—rocking it out in music, assisting people to succeed in the business of golf, and immersing myself in the captivating world of film production. In the words of Meat Loaf, "I love the work so much I never once thought of quitting." Those words resonate deeply, echoing the passion that fuels a relentless pursuit of one's craft.
Yet, as I reflect on these diverse chapters of my life, Shakespeare's timeless wisdom reverberates: "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Metaphorically speaking, it seems that life is a grand theatrical performance with its own script and characters. If this is true, then loving the work we do becomes an unspoken commitment … a pact that quitting is never an option.
My journey has been a rollercoaster of crazy ups, downs, and unexpected plot twists—a living proof that Shakespeare was onto something profound. Each twist in the plot, every unexpected encore, contributes to the grand spectacle called: Life. Importantly, this isn't about acting inauthentically but acknowledging that we are, in some way, on a "life stage" every day.
Whether it's the corporate stage, the parenting stage, the student stage, that athlete stage, or any stage life places us on, there's a unique opportunity to recognize and appreciate the moment. It's about loving what we do in the now, understanding that each stage has its own set of challenges and triumphs.
So, I pose a question to you: What's your stage today? How can you infuse a bit of "entertainment" into your narrative? Share your thoughts with someone today. Inspire someone else to navigate their own performance on life's stage.
Let's celebrate the theatrics of life, embrace our roles with passion, and encourage each other to bring a bit more "entertainment" to every stage we step onto. If we do, we’ll love what we do so much, and as Meat Loaf said, we will never think of quitting.
FIND YOUR ENTERTAINMENT TODAY:
Discover Your Stage: Take a moment today to identify the stage you're on—be it the workplace, home, or a personal project. Embrace it with enthusiasm and recognize the unique role you play. Imagine yourself as the star of your own show… because after all… YOU ARE!!
Create a Personal Encore: Identify a task or project that needs your attention today. Approach it with the mindset of delivering a stellar performance. Whether it's a work assignment, a household chore, or a creative endeavor, add a touch of entertainment by infusing passion and creativity into your execution. For example, let's say you have a work assignment, such as preparing a presentation for an upcoming meeting. Instead of seeing it as just another task on your to-do list, approach it with the mindset of delivering a stellar performance.
Share the Spotlight: Connect with someone in your life and share your thoughts or experiences. Actively listen to their stories and celebrate their achievements. In the grand theater of life, every person is a fellow player. Recognize and appreciate their stage, making the day a collaborative performance rather than a solo act. Definitely more fun!
Unexpected Plot Twist: Introduce an unexpected element to your routine. For example: create a list of kind gestures or favors and assign each one a number. Use a random number generator to determine which act of kindness you'll perform during the day. It could be leaving an uplifting note for a colleague, buying a stranger's coffee, or complimenting someone unexpectedly. Or…
Designate a day of the week as your "Theme Day." Dress, eat, and even communicate according to the chosen theme. It could be a retro day where you bring back fashion trends from the '80s or a color-themed day where everything revolves around a specific hue. let your creativity run wild!
Embracing the unexpected adds excitement and variety, turning mundane moments into scenes filled with anticipation.
Document the Narrative: Keep a journal or use a digital platform to document your daily experiences. Reflect on the highs, lows, and unexpected twists. Treat it like a script, where you are both the writer and the protagonist. Documenting your journey allows you to appreciate the richness of each chapter, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary! Truly, an entertainment business called life.