Do The Hokey Pokey

Driving home from Vancouver Island we see a lot of vehicles. Some rather ordinary and not noticed other than safety awareness, some uniquely attracting eyes and attention. One of these vehicles had a number of bumper stickers,

one thanking our troops, another asking us to let God into our lives, one supporting a sports team. And this one:


It got me thinking. Probably scared me a little bit. What if the hokey pokey IS what it’s all about? So I got out my iPad and googled the subject.

Guess what I found out? The hokey pokey IS what it’s all about!!!

I found this wonderful article from Patt Schwab. Patt is a Seattle based professional speaker and trainer. She speaks on the topics of managing change and using humor to enhance workplace competence.

I invite you to share in her funny yet incisive look at the hokey pokey as a parable of life.

Click to access hokeypokey.pdf

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Ian Munro is a leadership and vitality coach with a primary passion for working with senior professionals who wish to improve their connection to and vitality in their career, or who wish to make a transition to a meaningful and rewarding retirement. His methods are focused on helping clients understand why they present as they do in day-to-day life, discover their authentic self and give themselves permission to build a meaningful and rewarding future, both professional and personal. Ian’s love for this work has developed naturally as he built his career as an executive and leader in the IT services industry, serving in many roles and facets of this industry over 25 years. As he reached the pinnacle of his career he began to search more deeply for meaning and alternate rewards from his own career and to begin to plan for his own “first retirement”.

5 thoughts on “Do The Hokey Pokey

  1. Love this article! thanks.

    and this is awesome — “The young say the early bird gets the worm, but as we get older we recall that it is the second mouse that gets the cheese!” 🙂

    1. I loved it when I found it … all from a silly bumper sticker!! My favorite line was “eagles may soar
      but weasels aren’t sucked into jet engines” even that is so not me!

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