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Play (while you go through your daily routines because playing is the essence of having fun).
Choose your attitude (you can choose to be unhappy or you can choose to be happy; its up to you)
Be present (in everything you do; the past cannot be changed and the future has an infinite number of variables).
Make someone's day (and the happiness you see will make your day, too).
I like the four principals of the book, they make sense, are simple, but may not be easy to apply, it will depend on the commitment level of the leadership. Ask yourself this question: If you could work for an optimistic world class organization that cares about their people, would you? I don't know anyone who would say no to that question!
I highly recommend this book to anyone committed and willing to restore the energy and passion in their workplace environment and life! FISH! is a great philosophy that can be applied to any organization. Once implemented, sit back and watch what happens, it's nothing short of amazing!
The third floor or "toxic energy dump" (as it is referred to in the text) represents more of a condition/state of being rather than a specific location in the book. There are many businesses throughout the world with a "toxic energy dump", but this book presents a solution. Fishmonger Lonnie describes four lessons to Mary Jane that aid her efforts to improve the third floor: Play, Choose Your Attitude, Be Present, and Make Their Day.
When Mary Jane first visits the Pike Place Fish Market, she discovers the excitement and fun that workers share with customers. They have taken a job that is smelly, unpleasant, etc. and turned it into an enjoyable environment for everyone. Though people achieve success at work through productivity, it is important to have fun. Life is too short to stress about work. The second item, choose your attitude, is the one that most people tend to overlook. Those who attend work with a poor mentality do nothing, but spread that mentality amongst the office employees. This lesson provides insight about the control workers have over their own place of work, which is often underestimated. The third topic of discussion shows Mary Jane the importance of being present, paying full attention to clients. There is a difference between hearing and listening to a customer. Through attentive and engaging behavior, better relationships are formed while both parties (customers and employees) benefit from the interaction. The last component to the Fish philosophy is to "make their day", referring to the clients. In most cases, people enjoy the little courtesies that help brighten their day. In the case of Pike Place, workers who improve the well being of others often feel a sense of accomplishment or pride in their job.
These are all important elements that can/should be applied to any business. As a student nearing graduation, this book has helped me to better understand personal goals and needs within a work environment. Fish! not only points out common flaws in most offices, but provides people with the tools to recreate a more enjoyable career lifestyle. I would highly recommend this book to people who find themselves in a "toxic energy dump" or anyone else with a more fulfilling profession. This book explores a different mentality and approach that can be applied to any facet of life, both on a personal and professional level. To all those with a poor/unhappy mentality about work, I recommend going FISHING!
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I wish I had read that it was 2001...I think it may have been updated since then.
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