April 10, 2020
Crystal Washington: Hello, I’m Crystal Washington, Technology Strategist, and Futurist
Karen McCullough: and I’m Karen McCullough, the millennial evangelist who helps you adapt to change and we want you to rethink it forward.
Crystal Washington: And by rethinking it forward, we mean that there are things that have worked for you in the past that are not going to work for you in the future. And when we’re honest, they’re not even working for us right now.
Karen McCullough: Today. It’s Friday fun Friday on Friday. So today we’re gonna just cut loose and we’re going to talk about our two favorite things, music and dance. So I’ll just kick it off with a little bit of music because I think you’re going to really enjoy the ending. So stay tuned for this one, watch it all the way through. Um, I love music. I love all kinds of music. Um, I have done all kinds of dance lessons. I did the Lindy hop, I did all kinds of things. I even did Zoomba and I miss it. I miss dance and I miss my music. So one of the things that, um, I got when I went to my Y class at the Y and uh, we had Les Bill’s class called body flow. I love music and body flow. Body flow is kind of like yoga and a little bit of whatever.
I don’t have no idea because our bodies flowed. The music was great and you’re not going to believe this. I found the body float playlist on Spotify and so it is a huge playlist and I play it over and over. And when, when people get come here and my grandkids are here, they want my music. Can you believe that gram plays your music cause you’re so cool? Not me, it’s Les mills. But anyway, I love Spotify. He would say Spotify. I cleaned the house two queen and I love, we are the champions. I can clean my bathroom so quick when we are the champions and I dance around, I’m not telling you what I have on because I’m cleaning the house. When I’m in the kitchen and I’m doing the dishes around cooking, I dance to Prince. So I love music. It inspires me. And did you develop in your lab right now?
This is the truth. Did you know that music can change your state? You can change your emotions in an emotional state. So when you’re sad, what on a good tune, I want to share with you. I worked with the Houston rockets sales team a couple of years ago. These were all young kids and this is their first job. And they were out there selling and the emotions ran really high and low. Like when they made a sale, they did corporate sales. They were like going crazy. But it was those downtimes. And so what we did in our training was we made, each individual person made their own playlist and they made a playlist for when they got a sale and they had their ear pods. And so it was like he would be dancing to their, their whole playlist. And when they were kind of in a funk and they were sad, they had another playlist and they pick motivational music. They didn’t pick sad use. If they pick music that would lift them out of their funk and motivate them to get that. So people
tell me about their playlists all the time, cause I talk about it in one of my programs and this was the best,
a young guy, probably 2324 he told the entire room that he makes a morning playlist. Listen to this one. He has a playlist for as soon as he gets out of bed, he starts his playlist and the first song he knows he has to get out of bed and he knows where he should be in his morning routine crystal. But every song that’s playing
right, it’s like he’s living in a movie.
It is. And when he’s out when he walks out the door, he’s upbeat and he just turns it off. And I thought, man, what a great way to use music. So I love music. I hope I did. Maybe you have an idea for making a cool playlist, but crystal Crystal’s going to show us how to not only listen but how to move.
Well, Karen, I mean this has been such an interesting time because I’ve never danced this much in my life. But being socially distanced from everybody else, I find that I need breaks cause I’m not hanging out with my friends as much in the evenings. Sometimes I’m working slightly longer hours. So I need little breaks throughout the day. And I enjoy dancing. And not only that, I take it as an opportunity to learn. So for instance, this week alone I’ve taken two different West African dance classes, dancing to drums and I’m sweating and connecting to my roots. Right. And on top of that, you know, dancing around too. I know last week, last Friday we talked about DJ D nice. And now there’s a ton of DJs on Instagram that come on and spin for a few hours. I say spin, that’s kind of old school term.
They’re not really spinning, but you get it. So they put on their songs for a few hours and they get us all excited and you can dance around and you’re getting things done, you know, tick talk. For those of you that are unfamiliar with it. That’s the social network that a lot of the younger, younger people, so not millennials. I’m a millennial. It’s not even so much us. It’s mostly gen Z that’s after us. And they have all these cool dance challenges and they’re teaching how to do a different dance. Oh, it’s so much fun. And they’re even getting their parents involved. And so you see some of these videos with the parents and the grandparents that are just having a good time dancing. And Karen, if I can be honest with you, I’ve got four minutes, something now that whenever I need to clear my head and still be productive or I just need to shift, I have a dance break. Right? And so now I’m D I know, right? No one would know that. So I randomly just put on music like, like so
You guys, you see why I love her? She’s amazing. I have a drink right now. You’re getting me all excited to party. Bye guys.