Life, Work & Angry Birds
I remember when this game first came out…I couldn't understand what all the hype was about. Then I downloaded it, played the first 5 levels and was hooked. Turns out, it really isn't a total waste of time—Angry Birds can easily help to explain some little life and business lessons. Here is how I can relate:
You need a team of DIFFERENT birds to knock it out! Embrace others’ differences, strengths, and unique approaches to help accomplish your goals.
Make sure you know your angle. It’s all in the approach. If at all possible, know how you are going to get involved before you get involved.
The need is NOT for speed! Instead, focus on your aim. Everything requires time, and the more you allow, the better the outcome.
If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again! You won’t always knock it down on the first try, but don’t ever give up on what you believe in.
Every bird has a special burst of strength. Have the confidence to do the best you can every day!
Don’t be a pig! Manners are important both personally and professionally.
Small moves have big impacts. It’s the little things that count the most. Making someone feel special or loved has the ultimate impact.
Use your head (or beak)! Remember you have a brain, and use it… It can do wonders and take you places you never dreamed of!
Bring in the Mighty Eagle! Remember that asking for professional or personal advise or feedback is always okay, especially when it is with someone who has the right experience.
Don’t be an ANGRY BIRD (all the time)! As Martha Washington said, “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”