A MESSAGE FROM THE BANNER BARON
We can learn a lot from preschoolers and the folks that manage the little ones’ days. You might not think that a preschooler faces many challenges, but you’d be wrong. Life’s lessons start at birth. Who can you trust? What tastes good? What hurts? What happens when you cry and what happens when you laugh? What behavior is accepted and rewarded, and which actions bring punishment?
Frankly, a day in preschool is not wholly unlike my average day at eSigns.com. I deal with every one of those same lessons everyday (although I do more laughing than crying). So, after a careful analysis of the typical school day, I’ve identified the two essentials that ultimately lead to success and happiness: recess and naptime. Now naps are a little hard to manage, so instead I turn off my phone and my computer and just daydream for a few minutes. Sometimes I close my eyes, but mostly I just take a break from technology and any outside audio or visual stimuli. Recess, is a different story. Regardless of how tough or busy my day is, I take short breaks for my favorite beverage, light snack, or to get up from behind my desk and walk through the halls and say “hello” to my Team. That’s play time for me. Know what happens when a kid doesn’t get a nap? How about when recess is rained out? Same thing for grownups. No snack makes the Baron cranky.