March 26 – April 8
What if your value was truly valued?
There once was a goose that laid Golden Eggs. A local farmer saw the amazing golden eggs and wanted them. One day he lured the goose to his farm and caged it up in a magnificent new place. Food was catered in three times a day and water delivered in bottles. A team of janitors cleaned the nest that had a treadmill nearby for exercise. At first the goose seemed happy and laid a golden egg every week, then every two weeks. Soon, nicely ensconced in its gilded cage with everything handed to it, the goose just stopped laying eggs altogether.
The moral of the story: Few farmers know what makes a goose happy and productive. Listen to the goose and let it roam free. The goose will find what it needs to lay its precious golden eggs.
believe in the goose
Few employers really know what makes their people tick. One person’s motivation is rarely just like the next person’s. The same often goes for employees. Set on a well-defined path from the day you get your first job, your personal productivity choices are rarely discovered, let alone developed. It’s the old story of you don’t know what you don’t know, or is it?
Somewhere, buried beneath layers of training and inside the borders of those people, place and time boxes is your true self. No matter how comfortable or gilded your workplace may be, you still need to pry open the bars of the glittering cage to get to your core. Freed from conventional constraints and artificial guidelines, you can find what makes you truly happy and productive. Then, like the special goose, you, too, can lay lots of precious golden eggs.
believe in You