40. Keep Things Fun.

Remember that the world has bigger problems than the daily challenges that make up our work. Stuff happens. Keep perspective. Don’t take things personally or take yourself too seriously. Laugh every day and enjoy the journey we’re on together.

Gary's Message:


When I picked this fundamental, I picked it because I love having fun at work and at home. I truly enjoy coming to work every day because of the fun we have at Famous Melwood.

Whether it’s Jim Billeter signing a song too loudly and off key, or Chuck Bauer popping out of nowhere to scare someone, we have a great team and a great environment at Melwood.

It wasn’t until a few months ago that I got to see how powerful this fundamental truly is.

My son’s varsity football team had just lost a playoff game that would have sent them to the championship. Pretty much every boy was crying, and some were so mad they were yelling at their teammates. In that moment, they had lost what seemed to be the most import thing in their young lives – enjoying the journey with their teammates. As the JV game started soonafter, I looked over on the sidelines and the varsity team had already gotten over it. The same boys who were just upset over losing were now joking, laughing and getting along. You would never know they had just lost the game.

That’s the power of FUN!

Gary Bevan
Quotes/Pittsburgh Plumbing