I worked with a coach one time who asked me a question that I regret I can't recall. Something about "what three words sum up what gives you energy or passion" or "can you tell me what really lights you up, in three words?"
The question I don't remember, but I remember what I answered. Not a phrase but three separate things:
When I experience fun, it's when I'm creating something or solving a problem or am with people whose company I enjoy, where I can forget myself.
But it occurred to me that those three words can be arranged in sentences:
- People create fun.
- Create fun people.
- Fun people create.
And I think it's that last one I got stuck on, because I believe it to be true for me and the people I know who are creators: fun people CREATE.
I thought that those would be good words to put on any calling card I make for myself. Hell, I'd like to replace my LinkedIn page with Fun People Create.
I wrote those words on a card and placed it beside my monitor at work. It's become part of the furniture now so that I hardly notice it anymore. I would like to notice it more. And I would like it to be true for me.