School of Joy!
Wake up to what really matters
Find a joy buddy – BE a joy buddy to someone else!
From the minute we wake up in the
morning till the second we close
life is a series of choices.
Become conscious of your
choices and watch
joyblossom in your life.
WAKE UP to what really matters in life!
BE a spirit IGNITER - not a foofer
NO MORE FOOFING!!
Go forth and ignite people's spirits every
day. Be a SPIRIT IGNITER!
Ignite the spirits of your colleagues –
your customers and your family. They
will love you!
Stress makes you fat,
sick and stupid!
Joy makes you thin,
healthy and creative!
Stress vs. Joy
Happiness vs. Joy
Happiness and joy are very different
Joy is an
You ARE an astonishing being of light…
you are a spiritual being
inside a human 'temple„ …
A reminder that you
ARE an astonishing
being of light
A GLOW WORM
I wish I was a glow worm
a glow worms never glum
it's hard to be unhappy
when the sun shines out your bum!!!
We are living lives of habits and
patterns ruled unconsciously by fear
The 3 core fears in life:
1. I am not worth loving/ I am not good enough
2. I am unsafe in some way
3. Death, separation or abandonment
These fears are usually
embedded by the time we
are 5 despite the great
intentions of our parents!
Feel Good About
This is actually the most
The most important thing in life
is how you feel about yourself -
because that affects every
other aspect of your life -
especially your performance.
A person who
can focus on
This makes for
When you feel great about
yourself, you can focus on
making everyone else feel
great about themselves
- the secret of success!
The reason you feel so great
when you are 'in love' with
someone else – (before you
see their warts and your own) -
is because you finally see
yourself in your astonishing
spiritual nature …
and you fall in love with
Remember to see yourself
as a joy facilitator .
Your mission should you
choose to accept it, is to
help everyone else
discover their own joy
- or at least have joyful
moments around you.
A joyful workplace is 43%
more productive, (HayGroup)
has 51% lower turnover (Gallup)
has 125% less burnout (HBR)
A leader‟s job is to:
Change peoples behaviors by telling them a
story that touches their hearts and makes
them want to change.
Create an environment in which people can be
the best they can be - joy filled and fear free.
Help people believe in themselves - belief in
your own ability is a better predictor of
success than any level of skill.
Neurons that fire together
wire together .
What you focus on you
Focus on good - be a good
Be a Good Finder
“Research shows that when people work with a positive mind-
set, performance on nearly every level—productivity,
creativity, engagement—improves.” Harvard Business Review
Learning Change is great
for your brain - it
keeps you smart
and young! It
Life is all about FARCing, UN FARCing and RE FARCing!
Learning, unlearning and re-learning!
To re-hardwire our brains we need to FARC! Which stands for:
F Focus on the behaviour/habit/pattern you want to
A Attention and Awareness - be aware of what fears
trigger that behaviour/habit/pattern
R Repetition - repeat the new behaviours
C Celebration - celebrate any changes! No matter how
How to Change: FARC
Your job today
is to start
brain for joy!
The smart brain
(pre frontal cortex) controls the
impulsive brain (limbic system)
but not until our mid 20's!
The impulsive brain is fully
formed at birth and our
Amygdala is wired for fear from
the minute we are born.
The first emotion in response to change is FEAR
When you feel fear
- if it's not in response
to real physical
'thank you Ammy but
Fear of what others think
No one else is
thinking about you -
they are too busy
wondering what YOU
are thinking about
Fear of the future or
Fear of failure
It's a waste of time!
Live in the present - be conscious of experiencing
the present moment and STOP the second you think
of the past or the future - the past is gone and the
future has not happened yet!
Fear of Separation
head to your
heart to the
Epigenetics and Bruce Lipton tells us in The
Biology of Belief that our beliefs control our
Look deeply - what ARE your beliefs and
fears? They become the STORY - the FAIRY
story you tell yourself about yourself, your
colleagues, your customers or clients, your
boss, your family - your partner.
You can change your story
any time you want to.
What Story are you telling yourself?
What do you believe about your
What story do you tell yourself
about your children - all of them?
Even if you don't say it out loud,
they will know it!
What Story are you telling your children?
We don't see reality, we
perceive and judge.
We can't see the whole
picture in most cases - we
only see our narrow
open to knowing that you
know very little! Try to see a
bigger picture in every case.
For example, when
an a cappella group
of 4 are working
in harmony, a fifth
Out of nowhere,
and a new
Do your part to
be a team
member. Be a
joy facilitator in
The whole is
the sum of the
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical for success
in relationships - at work and home.
EVERYTHING in life is about feelings.
How you feel about yourself and how others feel
All sales, customer
service, performance, leadership, teamwork
depends on how others feel around you
There are 3 main components of EQ
Manage yourself and your mood
Managing yourself and your mood
will build resilience and to model
the right spirit for your team.
Use gratitude glasses.
Keep them on.
Take Gratitude Glasses
into staff meetings and
make the first question
“ Tell us something that
has happened since we
last met for which you
complains, push the
glasses across and ask,
“Would you like to tell us
why you re grateful you
have a job?”
Build a bridge and get over it!
This technique transforms your
own stress into humour
and also that of your colleagues!
You can defuse difficult
situations and conflict at
work with a carefully
placed build a bridge
When you feel stressed or tense
or need a lift - take two deep
breaths and blow the air out
This brings in oxygen
and blows out toxins.
Put on your oxygen mask!
The number one thing in life that
people want (after they can eat
and are warm!) is recognition
Give people the
Wiggles thumbs up
- say YES and EXCELLENT!!!
Give people TA DA's
- mini ones or big ones!
The most de-motivating
thing you can do for
people is to not see
their silent TA DAs!
Create a TA DA culture.
Remember your sparkly bits -
be congruent - smile with
your eyes as well as your
Be authentic or die!!
Remember your sparkly bits!
Look at them and
„Ah , it's you' ,
If you are thinking someone is a
nuisance and your mouth is
smiling then they will know you
don't like them!
F-Joy at Work
Chief Joy Fairy!
Chief Joy Facilitator!
Release and use your endorphins -
wave those smiley fingers about!
In sales, see
yourself as a
partner and not
just a supplier to
your customers or
You don't have
to be sick to get
Remember the „F‟s
(Focus, attention, repeat, celebrate)
(fear of what other‟s think)
(Fear of future)
Chief Joy FAIRY
Amanda Gore is one of Australia's and America's most popular
'experience creating' speakers. She blends the principles of ancient
wisdom with new research in modern science to wake people up to
what really matters - in life and at work.
Involving the audience in an entertaining way that gets them all
connected, she shares strategies, techniques and skills that allow
people to adapt to change, transform their attitudes, eradicate
fear, and improve relationships, communication, leadership, sales
and customer service. The most important thing in life is how you
feel about yourself - because that affects every other aspect of your
life - especially your performance. The ability to make others feel
good about themselves is rarely taught, yet critical for success in any
field. People are 80% emotional and 20% rational - they will never
forget how you made them feel! Amanda teaches people how to
operate at that feeling level!
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