success couching (redux+)

This is a re-post from a year ago, with an update…

We’ll get us a success coach
to train up our success
he’ll pump us up with slogans
until we are the bestest.
He’ll elevate our excellence
right up to the sky!
And as the gas comes whooshing out
our excellence will fly!

I composed that this morning on the school run, as part of my recovery process after yesterday’s strategic planning meeting. But of course you can’t shouldn’t write and drive, so I got my youngest to scribe for me. When I got to work and looked at what she’d written, the first line said “We’ll get us a success couch“. Maybe (okay, probably) it was a spelling error, or maybe she’s had an important insight: success isn’t about having a big office, it’s about being happy with what you have…. 

I’ve got me a success couch
where I sit and watch TV,
I know that it’s successful
because it’s so comfy!

Although now that it’s occurred to me, I would like an office with a couch… and an external window…. and… 

Update!! I now have an office with an external window. Okay, the view is of a brick wall, but that’s okay, I have actual daylight coming in. And… I bought a second-hand couch ($50 from the greenshed, sweet eh?) so I now have a success couch!  

You can tell that now I’ve made it,
that I’m a real big-wig
yes, I must be real important
‘cos my new office is so big!
At last I got me a success couch,
it’s so comfy and cosy,
and a such a lovely shade –
like the future it’s rosy.
(It’s important to coordinate –
look, it matches with my shoes!)
It is my place to slob and slouch
or to have a little snooze.
But I’ll lock the door before
I try to take a little nap.
‘cos sleeping on the job
could land me in the crap.
Even worse, someone might check
my filing cabinet –
apart from all the chocolate
I keep my gin in it!

success couch2


Filed under musings, poem

10 responses to “success couching (redux+)

  1. motivate! lay low
    just so ted talk bonzo s montreaux and walk
    oh gosh and golly
    what took you so long??????????????

  2. Hey! Congratulations! 🛋

  3. Oh, and a fun poem too! I hope the couch brings you more success than the coach ever could. 😁

  4. M

    shades of dr seuss. you could put up matching burgundy shades, then they’d be shades of dr kate ~

  5. You know you’ve arrived when you have a leather couch in your office 😎

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