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What If The Hokey Pokey IS What It’s All About?

Patt ponders the wisdom of the hokey pokey.

What If The Hokey Pokey IS What It’s All About?
Writing the Next Chapter of Your Life!
Patt Schwab, Ph.D.

No matter in what stage of life we find ourselves, every so often we need to stop and ask the penetrating philosophical question: What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it’s all about?

What if IT is about singing and dancing and being slightly off kilter with friends and loved ones? What if IT is about commitment—putting our whole self in—to career, family, community? What if IT is about balance—taking our whole self out—making time for reflection or relaxation?

We are living longer, working harder, alternately compelled and repelled by technology to the point that sooner or later, we each find we have to turn ourselves around!

This presentation looks at personal and professional goal setting, or, if you will, writing the next chapter of your life. For fun, and as a memory aid, it is based around the steps of the Hokey Pokey. Like the dance, this program is about balance and commitment— to a career, to loved ones, to self.

It confirms that whether it’s your head, your heart, or your left foot, you only get out of something what you put into it!


Meeting Planner Notes: Although this program is about goal setting, it can also include a bit of stress management. It’s not hokey (after all, it is your future, as well as the future of your coworkers and colleagues) and there is no time to be pokey (‘cause life is coming too fast!). So. . . Get with the program! It runs 1-3 hours.

NOTE: It is not a requirement that the group actually DOES the Hokey Pokey!

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