I don’t have a personal blog and business blog. I love what I do and running Laughing Man is personal and should be personal. Socrates said never say anything in private that you would not say in public. I think we can all appreciate that the statement is a tall order but one with tremendous value.
I am building Laughing Man to build and support other companies that maintain a focus or ethos around humanity. What makes a company are the people behind it and the ideas that motivate them. If your project, business, art, or passion starts with the notion of ALL BE HAPPY, I want to know about you. For example, our staff serves as an extraordinary intersection of people at all different points of life. Some team members are experiencing big transitions, some are looking for the next step, and some are yearning to be a part of something special. Every team member has unique skills and might serve as a barista for our Coffee & Tea company while also demonstrating a passion for design and sales. We don’t wear outer uniforms but we are unified by our vision of ALL BE HAPPY.
So I will communicate through the Laughing Man blog as both an individual and a CEO. If the company of the future is authentic, sincere, trustworthy, caring of its guests, and honest about its success and failures, the leaders must reflect the same characteristics. I don’t think anyone is under the illusion that perfect people or companies exist. But, in the same way that I love the many quirky aspects about my wife and marvel at the depth of the human heart, I think that a similar love can pull people together through difficult times when they inevitably arrive and pass. I believe that customers, guests, and clients can have the same relationship with the business they support. After all, everything comes down to the people.
Laughing Man Worldwide and the companies it creates are about people finding the freedom to work, live, and laugh. We look for freedom in our own unique way regardless of our identities and location. We can help each other by remembering we are all part of the same family. ALL BE HAPPY!