As part of the preparation for the trip, the travelers were taught about the FISH Philosophy.Â Based on the working environment at the fish market in Seattle, Washington, it is a way to keep life positive.Â It has four parts:Â A.Â Play:Â Make work fun.Â B.Â Be there:Â Support on another.Â C.Â Make their day: Do more than is expected.Â D. Choose a POSITIVE attitude:Â Your day turns out the way you expect it to be.Â The AGLP Logo includes a fish as a reminder to use the FISH Philosophy.
What follows are some ideas to incorporate the FISH Philosophy as we travel through Alaska.
Joke with people
Say something to make people laugh
Have theme days – have people dress up different
Have van parties – quick lunch, picnics, etc
Ice cream social or other activity
Create a Signs for your van
Dress up your van or tent with fun stuff
Put out toys to play with
Play upbeat music
Make work fun
Play with beach balls, balloons, nerf balls, streamers
MAKE THEIR DAY
Say hello to other campers and compliment on how they look
Have little goodies to share
Compliment the one person that looks to be the one having the worst day
Acknowledge accomplishments of another
Find something nice to say to each person (start with at least once a day)
Appreciate what other people do
Make your day by making someone else’s
Share with others
Volunteer time as you have it – that might make someone’s day
Be cooperative with fellow travelers
Make your driverâ€™s day. Be there for them and listen.
Smile when you see another AGLP traveler
Smile when you pass someone and acknowledge them
Smile at everyone and say hello
Challenge people to smile
Be friendly and make other travelers laugh
Take the time to listen to another person
Be careful not to let your attitude influence your hearing
When you see someone in the group sad, go give them a big hug and say they look great today
Make a point to get to know everyone (if you don’t already)
Show up for work!
CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE
Start each day with a personal positive thought
Come in with an awesome attitude ha ha
Put on a smile – Happy faces work better!
Try to start the day with something good, funny, helpful, etc!
Think happy thoughts
Be more pleasant to everyone even if you are having a bad day
Choose your attitude or at least be able to recognize that when your attitude is not up to snuff to change it. Thus making others around you feel better about interacting with you.
Have a great attitude
Leave your home stress home.
Walk around the area when you have free time and say hi to everyone you see.