Adding Pop

What do you do for Pop? And no, I don’t mean for your dad.

I remember the night I had dinner with a friend. I noticed that the server had on a large, shiny ring in the shape of a flower. When I commented on it, she replied “I wear this for Pop.”

Of course I couldn’t let that comment slide, so I asked a few questions. What I learned was that at that particular restaurant, all the servers are required to dress in a black top, shorts and shoes. In addition, they each have to add three items to their wardrobe that are brightly colored. These are called Pop.

Looking around, I noticed pink suspenders, orange socks, yellow headbands and the like. My new friend, Brooke, sported the ring plus a peach colored undershirt and knee-highs.

So what do you and I do for Pop? How do we add color and brightness to performing our jobs, living our individual lives, interfacing with clients, co-workers, family, and friends? What little extras can we do that just might spice up all of our interactions and output?

Here’s the place where I would usually insert some examples. But instead of that, I’ll leave it up to you to think of ways to create Pop. You might even want to get together with someone and discuss it. Maybe over a meal at a certain restaurant where the servers really know how to dress.


The above is used by permission from the book Three Years Of Tuesday Mornings: 156 e-mails about business and life by Steve Fales.

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