Monday morning is a great opportunity to reflect on what you want to achieve and how you want to feel by the end of the week . To help everything come together easily for you, take a moment to also make sure your thoughts are focused on what you want instead of what you don’t want to experience.
If you are thinking about the lack of … time – money – people – cooperation – resources … or if you are thinking that your week and work will be difficult and stressful, then you are thinking about what you don’t want. Read More
A Workplace Gratitude Model – The Dialog Mile
Through scientific research, case studies, and personal experience, we know that happiness and gratitude in the workplace significantly improve the overall performance of the organization and the general well-being of its employees. Now it’s time for employers to integrate this knowledge into the culture and day-to-day practices of their organizations.
As I consider how we can better infuse gratitude into the workplace, I recall a wonderful workplace program that I had the pleasure of facilitating a few years back when I was the Director of HR for the Dialog Corporation.
When I joined Dialog, it was a mash-up of haphazardly integrated organizations, cultures and systems. Employees in every department felt misunderstood, under-valued, under-utilized and unappreciated. Even though we had a lot of talented people who wanted to do good work and provide great service, quality and efficiency were very low and the morale even lower.
One afternoon, a group of about ten employees (representing all of the departments) and one manager approached me about developing Read More
Thoughts that produce positive emotions emit high vibrations; thoughts that produce negative emotions emit low vibrations and make work a whole lot harder than it has to be. As energy, our thoughts produce vibrations that go out into the Universe – the workplace, the organization, the marketplace, the community – and attract more of the same or similar experiences back to us. Like attracts like and thus “what is” tends to continue to be. This the reason that for some, the better it gets the better it gets while others stay stuck on that proverbial hamster wheel with never enough of what is needed most.
What’s your workplace vibe? Do you think it is affecting the individuals associated with your business and your organization’s overall performance? You can tell what your workplace vibe is by how it feels and by what’s going on in your workplace. Take a look at just a few examples of high and low vibrations at work… Read More
Great article and questions that help you dig a little deeper into your purpose. Ultimately, our purpose is joy. Your job is to determine what brings you the most joy in life and to then follow the path that leads in that direction.
If you’re unhappy at work, frustrated because you can’t find that perfect job or angry at co-workers or bosses who are ruining your life at work, I have some wisdom to share…You’re looking for “love” in all the wrong places.
Our happiness at work, and everywhere else in life, is 100% dependent on what we think about ourselves and whatever is going on in our current experience. Being happy is a choice that we make every moment of every day. The challenge is becoming aware of our thoughts and then consciously choosing thoughts that cause us to feel better about ourselves and our work.
Here are some simple things YOU can do to bring more joy and happiness into your work experience: Read More
This is a wonderful article about creating “balance” and joy in our lives just by doing a little mind works.
I want to teach the world to “breathe LOVE.”
Take a deep breath. Let it out slowly…and again…and again. As you breathe in, think of whomever or whatever you are wanting to uplift or support or connect to with your love, and FEEL the essence of that love deeply and unconditionally. Just FEEL the love. As you exhale, release each breath slowly and attach to its flow the love you are feeling in this moment. Do this for 68 seconds, approximately 6 to 8 deep breaths in and out, at least once each day. I recommend this as an afternoon rejuvenating exercise. In fact, I propose we start a new workplace practice called, “the LOVE break.” J
Why feel love and why 68 seconds? Read More
The world of work is changing! After twenty years in Human Resources, I am convinced that our work weeks could easily be compressed to three or four days per week. It has been my experience that there are typically a lot of time wasters and distractions that occur everyday. People are not motivated to be focused and intentional with their time because they’re going to be there 40+ hours anyway. If we offered people that same weekly pay and gave them the option of working three, four or five days per week…what do you think will happen? Talk about balance! Our lives be transformed by the new found time for family, for creativity, for rest, for giving, etc.
This is a great article. Very happy to see the changes taking place in the work place these days.
80 hours a week. No work-life balance. Read More
Great article further supporting the statement that you are like the people you spend the most time with. Surround yourself with positive, passionate people if you want a positive, passionate life.