Lesson 45:

It’s More Fun When It’s Spontaneous

No, I’m not talking about sex again, though the same principle applies. Have you ever noticed a certain lack of enthusiasm for what passes for fun of the usual corporate variety?

You don’t have to wait until the calendar tells you it’s time for the Christmas party or the office picnic or some other form of compulsory fun.

When you sense that the pressure has really risen and stayed on too long, when you can feel the concentration level going down—that’s the time to have the party or to come up with tickets to the ball game or the concert. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results the next morning after that freebie from the boss. You noticed what was happening: You cared—and you did something about it.


*Excerpted from “Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”

About the author Harvey Mackay

Seven-time, New York Times best-selling author of "Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive," with two books among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. He is one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers, and currently serves as Chairman at the MackayMitchell Envelope Company, one of the nation’s major envelope manufacturers, producing 25 million envelopes a day.

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