Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Up + Coming Leaders ♥

The amazing up + coming leaders of CanTeen New Zealand ♥
So the weekend just been , I spent with an amazing group of CanTeeners.
These are the up and coming leaders of CanTeen , and I can't wait to see how they change things !
Every single person I met this weekend is beautiful , both on the inside and the outside . And the changes they make will be for the better , no doubt about it :)
I'm so glad to have had the chance to meet these people . Each and every one of them is super supportive and ready to be there when someone needs them .

Over the course of the weekend , we learnt about 'the fish philosophy' , thought seriously about our 'big rocks' and discussed values .
The Fish Philosophy . Fish!
Basically , play , be there , make their day and choose your attitude .
Play : Make the work fun . In our case , fundraising . Because we're a non-profit organisation , we rely on the public for most of our funds . So during October , when we have our Bandanna Challenge , we need to make it fun . For us and the 'customers' .
Be There : Even if they're not going to buy anything , talk to them . Smile at them and
Make Their Day . That way they see that we're having fun and trying to include them in it :)
Choose Your Attitude : Downer moods are no fun :( Make the choice to be happy as soon as you wake up . There's always something to laugh about . It's a choice , simple . Say yes to opportunities , risk is rewarded . No-one has ever gone blind looking at the bright side of life :)
Don't be a 2D square , be a 3D cube . ← favourite quote of the weekend :)

Seems pretty basic right ? Now to put it into practice , and so far so good :D

Rocks .
There's big rocks , and there's small rocks .
In other words , goals . The small rocks are the stepping stones that lead up to the big rock .
Which , in my case , is to graduate nanny school :)
We went down to the river , and picked a rock each .
We then painted these rocks , first with a background colour , and then with a word/phrase .
My word ? Nanny .
To remind me everyday that that is what I'm leading up to in life , with every choice I make , I need to keep in mind that some things will affect the future .

Values .
Everyone has them .
What're yours ?
At CanTeen , we have 6 values .
Life Live .
Keep It Real .
Own It .
One Team .
Respect .
Do It Right .
Your values will most likely differ from these . But I love these values . They've been a part of my life for nearly 5 years . :)

Our Rocks :)
The 'Gang' :P
Haha at the airport :)

'We also took heaps of photos , some pretty cool ones , other's not so cool haha .

Love Fridge :) ♥

Proud Parents :P

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