Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Applying The Mary Poppins Principle To Business

mary_poppins_1964_9Have you ever wished you didn’t have to do certain tasks in your business? Things you know need to be done, but really don’t enjoy. I am pretty sure that is most of us. Of course, I will always recommend to delegate those tasks you don’t enjoy (or are not good at) and get on with doing something you enjoy that is billable. But as all of us small business owners know, that is not always possible. So very often, we need to suck it up, and just get it done. But then procrastination sets in, and we drag our feet.

But what if we could make it fun somehow?

Recently I had to do some menial tasks for a client that I really did not enjoy. But they needed to get done just to keep the project moving along. They were simple really, but I just did not want to do them. So I made them into a game. How fast could I do it in this case. (It was a bunch of typing). I got the idea from my daughter who is currently in “Computers” class in school, which is basically a typing class. She was talking about all the games they were learning to help them improve their speed. So I thought, hmmmm…. I could do that too! So I did! I was finished in no time and now I could move on to other things.

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun, and SNAP! The job’s a game!” —- Mary Poppins

But it got me thinking – what else do I not like that I can turn into a game?

The above example is simple, but now I am on the hunt to make everything I don’t like a game. So I ask you – what is it you don’t like to do that you can change into a game. Please share it here and let’s help each other have more fun running our businesses together!

I think my next attempt at making something fun will be Quickbooks. 🙂 Probably going to take more than a spoonful of sugar to get that one down, but I am up for the task!