Monday, March 18, 2013
WEEK 1 - FOCUS
FOCUS on these behaviors this week
F- Friends.... visit or call or text a friend this week
O- Organize ...take some time to organize something this week - did my fed and state taxes
C- cardio: do 40 minutes of cardio 7 of 7 days and of course your exercises
U- Unwind: take at least 10 minutes for yourself as many days this week as you can - sy- Spread the Spark –send 1 goodie or leave a comment on a team mate’s page or send an invitation to a friend or family member to join Sparkpeople or spend time on facebook
Eat sensible get my 12 cups of water listen to my coach and remember why i am doing this
I don’t have a speed goal for my 5 k is but as mile goal to walk 120 by my birthday already up to 80 miles also i am working g on finding a live 5k to walk
Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the
pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface).
To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed
a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any
surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to
over 300 degrees C.
And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil.
One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of
the empty soapbox, which happened in one of Japan's biggest cosmetics companies.
The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soapbox that was
empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line,
which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For
some reason, one soapbox went through the assembly line empty. Management asked
its engineers to solve the problem.
Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with
high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that
passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked
hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.
But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same
problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out
with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it
at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan,
it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.
Moral: Always look for simple solutions.
Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems
so at the end of the day the thing that really matters is HOW ONE LOOKS INTO
mere perceptions can solve the tough probs...
A new business was opening and one of the owner`s friends sent flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card.
It said, "Rest in Peace." The owner told the friend that had sent them and the friend called the florist to complain.
After he told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said, "Sir I am really sorry for the mistake", and added, "boy we are in trouble with some funeral home. Imagine-somewhere there is a funeral-taking place today, and they have flowers with your card saying,
"Congratulations on your new location."
Man: Haven't I seen you someplace before? Woman: Yes, that's why I don't go there anymore.
man: Is this seat empty? Woman: Yes, and this one will be if you sit down.
Man: Your place or mine? Woman: Both. You go to yours, and I'll go to mine.
Man: So, what do you do for a living? Woman: I'm a female impersonator.
Man: Hey baby, what's your sign? Woman: Do not enter.