INTRODUCING OUR VERY FIRST CLUB- READ ALL DAY BOOKCLUB!!!
Team is something you hear us talking a lot about at All Day Fit. To quote Cassie, team is a “sense of unity, enthusiasm and responsibility for a common interest. Teamwork is the glue that bonds reliability and support. Being on a team whether it is athletic, at work or in a group at school teaches you so many things.”
As you know, there is nothing we love more than spending time and building our team with you all. We are continuously inspired by the relationships and bonds created within our community and the communal desire to grow (our minds and muscles). We are very excited for Read All Day to combine learning and spending time together 💗💗💗
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.”― Amy Poehler
On October 8th we hosted our first club meeting on the book, “The Culture Code” by Daniel Coyle. Here are the top 5 things discussed:
- Defining a team: A team is unity. Cohesiveness. It’s a sense of belonging, a place where successes are shared. It is a place where together we work towards the same vision and share the same future. It is a group (however big or small) of people who use their strengths and weaknesses to work together. It resembles a place of home. It’s our identity. A team is a family.
- Defining Leadership: Can you think of anyone in your professional or personal circles whose outstanding at building teams? What about them is so effective in this? We discussed this “someone” as being personable. Someone who has good charisma and whose energy is adaptive and evolving. Someone who remembers details (like your name!) and plays on the strengths of the team. Someone whom you feel supported by and safe around. Someone who connects you to the team around you and fills in any spaces.
- Importance of Trust and Safety: Coyle highlights that trust and safety go hand in hand. Safety is important in a team as it creates a cohesive dynamic where positive work results and healthy team relationships are formed. “We have a place in our brain that’s always worried about what people think of us, especially the higher-ups. As far as our brain is concerned, if our social systems reject us, we could die. Given that our sense of danger is so natural and automatic, organizations have to do some pretty special things to overcome that natural trigger” (p.12). How does safety impact your comfort level?
- “Magical Feedback”: Here at All Day Fit, we believe in feedback being a tremendous part of success. We also recognize the importance of having a trusting relationship in order to give and receive feedback. During our discussion, we talked about the importance of sending the following message, while giving feedback: “I’m giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know you can reach them.” Believing in your team encourages them to reach higher goals and standards for themselves, and the overall team.
- Implementing into our lives: From working on our reactions to being more open to feedback, our club members had a lot of great insight into the tools they will be implementing into their own lives, personal and professional. This was very inspiring to be a part of and it reminded us of the importance of having these kinds of growth-minded conversations.
Think of a team that you are a part of, what is its culture code?
OUR NEXT BOOK (because if you’ve read this far we know you’re wondering ;))
BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. A review from the New York Times states, “Big Magic” wants to help its readers live creatively, which does not necessarily mean “pursuing a life that is professionally or exclusively devoted to the arts,” but “living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.” If you want to write or act or paint, this book wants to help you do that. But if you want to take figure skating lessons, learn to draw or build model airplanes, this book wants to help you do that too.”
Does living a life based on opportunities, rather than setbacks sound like you? Join us on November 26th for our second Read All Day Bookclub meetup!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favourite book and we will add you to the group 📔📔📔
Joe and Team