The Bada Bing encompasses; One Maxim, 2 Steps and 3 simple tools.
The Maxim? “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. Now, I’m not saying, “If you’re not having fun, don’t do it.” That’s quitting. I’m saying, find a way to make it fun. No matter how boring or distasteful a task may be, there is always a way to make it more Fun. The 7 Dwarfs knew that, they whistled while they worked. Even Grumpy. Of course, he was medicated. I’m not judging.
There are 2 steps in the Bada Bing Philosophy. And they are the basis for most of the so-called self help books out there. And the truth is people don’t have time for a12 step programs. 2 is the new 12 and the 2 steps are, Step One: Get off you Butt Step Two: Do Something. That’s it
Some people say, “Vinny, ain’t ‘Do Something’ a little vague?” Do what? Well, look at it like this way. “Something,” is like the “it” that Nike would have you JUST DO.
And “It” is a metaphor. It’s a representation of the thing that gets you charged up. “It” like “something” can be anything. Cause the thing is, doing anything is better than doing nothing unless you’re doing something that has anything to do with something you shouldn’t be doing in the first place. BUT! Do enough things and over time you start to recognize when it is BEST to do, nothing. But now it’s a conscience decision formulated over years of experience, you’re doing nothing, with a purpose.
The Bada Bing has 3 simple tools that make it easy to manage the negative. I call these tools the F Factor. Three tools, three “Fs,” they are Fun, Focus and Fervor.
First “F”is for Fun. First and foremost, you have to have fun. And this ties right back into the Maxim. “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.” You know some people want to challenge my maxim. Other people what to know, “What’s a maxim?” A maxim is a universal truth. And theoretically you can’t challenge a universal truth. But if you could, don’t take it so literally. You have to look at the other 2 F’s before you can judge. Because fun without focus is frivolous.
The Second “F:” I’m not saying that frivolous fun is no forbidden, some times you have to drink a beer and watch a game, but in order to be your best you have to focus. When you lose focus, you get distracted and that’s when things start to break down.
Giving good customer service ain’t rocket science. So why are we always amazed when we actually get good customer service. Our expectations are so low that we empower people to treat us like crap. You know if you’re not having fun doing what you’re doing, if you’re not focusing on the customer it’s a lot harder to provide good service. But if you’re fun and focused and have a fervor for what you’re doing it’s impossible to give bad service.
The third “F” in the F-Factor stands for fervor. Fervor is an “f” word that means passion. Some people want to know why I didn’t just use “Passion.” Because it doesn’t begin with an “F.”
So here’s a final Fact. Fervor trumps Fun. I realize that this appears to be a direct contradiction to the maxim, but stay with me. If you’re doing something with fervor that mean that at this time there is no place else you’d rather be, there nothing else you’d rather be doing. And to me, that is the very definition of fun.
That’s why you have to fuel your fervor. Fueling your Fervor is about finding ways to express yourself in your day-to-day job, and take pride in your work, even if other people don’t notice. Because it’s not about them, it’s about you. It’s always been about you.
And it’s important to be passionate about your work. Because If you’re not, chances are you won’t work hard enough to be any good. And believe me, it’s always better when you are good at something. So we need to find ways to bring fevor into everything we do. And that starts with having more fun. Now we’ve gone full circle. Actually is more of a trapezoid. A trapezoid that makes up the Bada Bing.
Funny Motivational Speaker, Vinny Verelli introduces The Bada Bing Philosophy, a simple approach to taking control of your life. That might sound just like every other motivational philosophy, but not in the hands of Vinny Verelli, The Goomba Guru of Negativity Management®. To learn more about Vinny Verelli visit:
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