The Name the Ninth Contest: The Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped us mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun that started it all, by creating a ninth principle of fun.

(NOTE: Winners, if you haven’t yet, please mail me with your mailing address and phone number so we can send goodies your way.)

The 10 inspiring winners in no particular order…

9th Principle: Show and Tell

John M.
Remember in grade school, when your opinion took center stage, and you were given the freedom to convince everyone just how awesome it really was?
It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none. – Snoop Dogg

9th Principle: Forgive

Susan P.
Forgive those who may have done you wrong in the past. It will free your soul. Forgiveness allows you to go on with your life without holding grudges and brings you great peace! Forgiveness removes the obstacles that bind you and frees you to do so many things you thought you could not!
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and realize it was you. – Lewis B. Smedes

9th Principle: Live Intentionally

Isaac G.
Great work, teams relationships success and service are never accidents. They come from intentional effort. Setting your mind to something and doing it is FUN!

9th Principle: Give Life a Smile

Jose Manuel S.
Be grateful. Be Thankful.
Reflect on all the good in your life (people, opportunities, things).
I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. – Unknown author

9th Principle: Find Your Flow

Larry H.
As in Csikszentmihalyi, discover that state where time stands still, you are challenged but competent, and effort is effortless. Articulate that to whoever pays you, and try to “work” in that state as frequently and for as long as possible.

9th Principle: Let Go of Expectation

Kimberly C.
Let go of how it should look…and how it should go. When we focus on outcomes, rather than action items, we open up a world of potential and possibility that doesn’t exist in our tiny little sphere of “I know best.”

9th Principle: Give It Your All

Richard A.
When you’re standing at the plate you just never know whether it will be a home run or not, but swing like you know it will be, every time.

9th Principle: Stay Present

Paul G.
Savour the moment, the sensations, the beauty of nature, permit yourself to be vulnerable and connected to the many special people who are in and flow through your life, and allow yourself to be open to new possibilities.

9th Principle: Stop Thinking Everyone Else Has It All Figured Out

Linda D.
They don’t. Be willing to make mistakes, ask for help, and laugh at yourself.

9th Principle: Get More Sleep

Allison C.
You can’t appreciate or participate in the sparkle of life, if you’re crabby.


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