Sunday, July 29, 2007

Fish Philosophy Network

During the week I mentioned that I was thinking lately about the Fish Philosophy. I've read the books and seen the movie and felt the urge to be reminded about their four simple principles.
  1. Be There - To “be there” for another person has a powerful effect. Think about how good it feels when someone gives you her or his undivided attention, focusing on your needs and feelings. Now think about how it feels when someone with whom you are “interacting” barely looks at you.

  2. Play - Everyone can benefit from a little lightening up during the day. People who find ways to incorporate “play” into their daily lives approach their work, responsibilities and challenges with energy and enthusiasm.

  3. Make Their Day - “Make their day” can be a big production — giving a present, taking someone out to dinner — but it doesn’t have to be. It might be as simple as holding open a door for someone, asking about a person’s family, saying thank you. It might mean telling a friend, from your heart, how much you appreciate all they do for you. It moves past just being civil or pleasant — it’s taking that extra step you didn’t have to take. And that makes all the difference.

  4. Choose Your Attitude - Most of us believe our attitudes are caused directly by outside influences like unpleasant experiences or negative people. But while external pressures may trigger our feelings, we are the ones wearing those feelings like a suit of clothes. We can either be subservient to external events, few of which we have any control over, or we can take charge of our own response.

As a result, I got a comment from Griff Wigley who is the Manager, FISH! Philosophy Network, about a site that they are launching this summer.

I joined and so can you! Click here to check it out.

3 comments:

Fleur de Lisa said...

So cool! I was just thinking about that this week too, being in Seattle and all. I'm going to go check out the site.

Chris said...

I like these principles and think everyone should live by them. Will definitely check out the website

Matty said...

Kids are a natural at it..I will check out the site as well. Thanks.