I scheduled a morning meet-and-greet to share tea with my team and extended colleagues. I set up my Gong Fu equipment, and waited. This was a risk for me - What if people thought I was "the crazy tea lady?" Well, maybe I am, but I'm harmless. ;-) I know, of course, that tea is fascinating and tasty and fun, but I didn't know how it would play in the work context. I work in a high-tech, big company that is very task oriented. Add that I work mostly with men! Would anyone show up?
What's amazing is that people came! And they stayed, and they enjoyed themselves.
So here's to taking a leap and putting ourselves and passions out there to share our authentic selves.