Surprise and admiration


P!nk is a singer who amazes fans with her high flying aerialist feats.

Robert Fiore is a tattoo artist who does his work at weddings.

Geovanny Valdez owns a Brooklyn bodega and runs a radio station out of the basement that brings the community together.

Edgar Paloma is a nurse at a children’s hospital that uses his white board art to bring light and cheer into his small patients’ days.

Kareem Wells is a hip-hop artist who is also well-known as the King of the Mitzvahs.

At some point in our lives, we’ve all probably been to a circus before. Cirque du Soleil has been amazing people with their modern version of the circus for decades now. I once heard that what people love about the circus is the mixture of surprise and admiration it brings to audiences.

P!nk, Robert, Geovanny, Edgar and Kareem have all found a special way of bringing an outside passion and talent into their work in a way that no one else can replicate. They’ve brought surprise and admiration to it. This is a magic we are all capable of creating.

As P.T. Barnum once said, “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”

A Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.

  1. Who is someone you know who brings a unique spin to the work they do?
  2. What outside passions or abilities do you have?
  3. How could you potentially apply these to the work you do? What impact would it have?