The Teacher Learns From the Student

open to learningI got to speak to a group about Creating Joyful Work last Monday evening and it was an enlightening experience.  Partly because I like to share about this amazing topic, and mostly because I shared with my wonderful Toastmaster’s club.  In a consummate example of the teacher learning from the students, I received some wonderful feedback and ideas.

Here’s just a smattering of what I learned about Creating Joyful Work from the club:

  • Joyful work equals healthy work
  • It’s a fresh idea in terms of looking at the workday. We all go to work day after day and  a lot of the time we forget to look at the little details.
  • We can choose how to look at work and what we bring home.

Changing focus… if you have been thinking about improving your ability to interact with others, especially your verbal communications, I can highly recommend Toastmasters.  In a few short months I am more comfortable talking on my feet, whether in front of a group or just one-to-one conversation.

Toastmasters provides a plethora of useful information and organization.  I feel supported by the organization. More important, my club is intelligent, informed and dedicated to the success of each member.  It’s a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours each week.

TM logo 10.31.14Some fun facts:

  • Toastmasters International is celebrating their 90th anniversary with 313,000 members
  • Their goal is to help us to improve our speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries
  • You can visit any club, any time, as often as you like. I tried 3 before choosing the one that fit my needs best.

What about you? What does Creating Joyful Work mean to you?  Please share by leaving a comment below so we can learn from you.

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