Back in 2004 I was introduced to a new book which rocked my world. It was Steve Farber‘s “The Radical Leap.”
In that book, which is a business fable, I first understood that it was possible to actually do work you love in the service of people who love what you do. And that concept of Love and Work together in the same sentence got me very excited.
In fact, here’s the blog post I wrote in February of 2005 talking about this very topic:
What I’m learning by revisiting this concept of Love and Work is that I haven’t changed my position on this subject very much at all in the 13 years since I wrote this post. But I’m wondering if the practice of corporate leadership has come along.
A quick Google search shows that, in fact, it feels some have. We are beginning to see that the traditional “soft skills” that corporate leaders used to pooh-pooh are now helping organizations build cultures where people want to contribute and engage.
Here’s just one example from Forbes:
And here’s another:
There was actually a time, not so long ago, where I could search for the term “Love and Work in the same sentence” and my blog post was the first thing to show up.
So … we are moving in a positive direction.
What are you focusing on in your daily life at work? What’s wrong or what’s working well? It’s so easy to fall to the lower energetic levels because there is more traffic there. It’s not as easy to keep your vibration high when you sometimes feel like you’re always having to lead the charge.
Yet it appears as if the market for something to believe in on a higher energetic level is hot right now. People want to move in a higher direction. Not everyone, but a lot of people.
What do you love? What do you really desire? How do your personal values line up with your organizational values? Are you making a positive difference for those around you? Do you ponder these questions or are you finding yourself on treadmill working to keep up?
There are people out there looking to have these kinds of conversations and get support and direction to live the life of their dreams. And there are others looking to find those people so, together, we can contribute to and garner support from each other.
Are you one of those people? There are so many resources out there that may give you some answers, solutions, or support. Are you ready to invest in YOU?
Let’s talk. Leave a comment here and let’s start a dialogue.