One of the reasons I was brought to this Earth is to shake the status quo. I do not go with what people think in general, the way it should be, the way society makes it to be. I know that when I end up in certain corporations for example, they have this “should be the way things should work”.
I had an opportunity actually when I was working in a hospital to go out and create a wellness program for the nurses. I was told here is the program; the first time you”re going to go out and tell them about breathing; and then you”re going to talk to them about smiling. Which is a great thing they”re back to the basic 101 things we have to remember to do, but I challenged them. I said your asking these nurses who are already busy, to take time out, 10 minutes of their time out to listen to me tell them how to breathe or tell them how to smile? What do you think the response is going to be? They said well they have to do this and its important to do this for the wellness and its important for the hospital to be like this.
I said my challenge to you is to actually make it different. Lets not do it the way it should be, lets do it the way that gets the most impact. So I offered to become the “Patch Adams”, the clown of the place, the wizard, whatever costume they wanted me to wear. To go out and be involved with the nurses and patients spontaneously. My background is in nursing so I”m very comfortable doing that. So imagine you”re in a 4-bed ward, there”s patients and two nurses in there and I come out dressed as a clown or whatever outfit I”m wearing and I say ” Today were going to learn to breathe! Everyone breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth, and remember this is de-stressing you!” I think that poor woman fell off her chair, she just couldn”t believe I was offering to do something like that. She said “they”re never going to go for that” Who is they? Why wouldn”t they going to go for that? Because its not the way it should be?
Well I left, I never did stay and create the program because for me, it”s not about doing the job, its about doing it for the impact. I shake the status quo.