Welcome back to another day of building YOUR ideal life. I was having a tough time on deciding today’s topic, it was going to be have fun fun fun. But I wanted to get the story in where this idea really hit me in the head. So as you read it please do not think that the Baristas at your local Starbucks want to tell you to get your own coffee.
GET YOUR OWN DAMN COFFEE.
First, I want to say these headliners come from things that have happened in my life and they help me relate to how I came to use a certain idea. This statement, “Get your own damn coffee,” came from when I was working at Starbucks and they started selling instant coffee. As a joke some of us behind the counter decided our motto for selling the instant coffee was going to be “Buy this and make your own damn coffee!” We thought it was funny, to be in the coffee business and selling product to get our customers to make it at home and not come to see us. I’m not putting down the product. I do use it when I’m on a motorcycle trip and it’s great instant coffee. I know they call it something else, but I’m not here to promote their coffee.
This section is to let you know that I make my own fun in life and, yes, many times I’ll even make fun of myself. I am always pulling a practical joke on a friend and usually the first one to throw out a one-liner when someone says something. One night, I got police tape and taped off a “do not cross” banner outside my work, drew chalk outlines around me and coworkers, and basically made up a “crime scene”. I did it so the people who beat me to work the next day would wonder what happened after they left the day before. It was my boss who gave me the idea to do it, but only because she was not going to be the first in that morning.
Life is too short not to laugh and have a good time. Laugh, enjoy, do something that makes you just want to get up and dance in life. If you can’t joke in life, then find a partner who can, and hang with them for a while. I spent years trying to get this into my only daughter. She had it at t the age of 7, when she was first diagnosed with a form of epilepsy. We were in the doctors office, getting her checked out. The doc asks Jess, “How do you feel?” She puts her hands in the air and waves them around and says “With my hands doc.” (guess you’d have to be there) It was funny, even the doc laughed at that. She learned to not take life seriously all the time… after all no one gets out alive.
I hope you get my humor in creating this topic, but more important is you getting your ideal life from this series. I hope this give you ideas on ways you could add more fun to your life and world. Join us tomorrow as we finish up this series with ROCK ON.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.