One of my favorite corporate comedians and motivational speakers is Mark Mayfield. Based in Kansas City, Kansas, Mark is nice guy with an awesome sense of humor.
Mark has a chapter in my first book, Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter…. which he calls Mirthmaking. The gist of the chapter is that sometimes it is up to us to find and create our own humor.
Mark is a great speaker; and funny too.
I was thinking of him recently due to the fact that we are so close to halloween. Mark advices us that halloween is an opportunity for EVERYBODY to have a bit of fun. He thinks we all ought to dress up; not just the kids.
It’s hard to be ticked off or freaking out about troubles at the office when you are dressed as a scarecrow, or a witch, or … whatever.
I like his point. I totally agree that we all need to search for more times for us to “play.” And halloween is an excellent chance for us all.
Can you imagine how showing up to the board meeting dressed up as a ghost would change the mood at work? Think your staff could use a pick-me-up? Then show up as a farmer and prove that you have a personality. : )