Building a Good Company People Enjoy Working For

8 Lessons on Building a Company People Enjoy Working For

Lesson 1 Your employees are adults.

Lesson 2The job of management isn’t to control people, it’s to build great teams.

Real Love

We cultivate Love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only Love others as much as we Love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal and withholding of affection damage the roots from which Love grows.  Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed, and rare.

~ Rising Strong

Benefits of Meditation

What is meditation?

Meditation is relaxation.  It is not about concentration, it’s actually about de-concentration.  It’s not about focussing one’s thoughts on one thing, but instead on becoming thoughtless.

What are the benefits of meditation?

  • A calm mind
  • Good concentration
  • Better clarity
  • Improved communication
  • Relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind and body

11 Mental Benefits of Meditation

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an Alpha state that promotes healing.  The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. It cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down.  With regular practice of meditation:

  1.  Anxiety decreases
  2.  Emotional stability improves
  3.  Creativity increases
  4.  Happiness increases
  5.  Intuition develops
  6.  Gain clarity and peace of mind
  7.  Problems become smaller
  8.  Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
  9.  A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
  10.  An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  11.  The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection

Meditation makes you aware – that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

Source:  The Art of Living

These are my favorite Vortex Meditations:  

General Well-being Meditation (15 min.)

Physical Well-being Meditation (15 min.)

Financial Well-being Meditation (15 min.)

Relationships Meditation (15 min.)

Getting into the Vortex Guided Meditations User Guide  

Year In Review: 3 Questions Before Your New Year Resolution

Think a year in review process has to be very involved, time-consuming, and complex?  Think again.  Marie Forleo shares her simple, powerful, and fast technique for a successful year in review that will help you digest what you did, leverage what you learned, and let go of all the crap that is holding you back.  Do this before deciding your New Year resolution to make sure you set the right life goals for the upcoming year!

Benefits of Writing Your Emotions

In James Pennebaker’s (professor at the University of Texas) study, he found that the people who wrote about emotionally charged episodes experienced a marked increase in their physical and mental well-being. 

They were happier, less depressed, and less anxious.  In the months after the writing sessions, they had lower blood pressure, better immune function, and fewer doctor visits.  They also reported higher quality relationships, better memory, and more success at work.

Try this writing exercise for yourself (believe me, you’ll be glad you did) . . .

pennebaker’s writing rules

Set a timer for 20 minutes.  Open your notebook, or create a new document on your computer.  When the timer starts, begin writing about your emotional experiences from the past week, month, or year.  Don’t worry about punctuation, sloppiness, or coherence.  Simply go wherever your mind takes you, curiously and without judgment.

Write just for yourself and not for some eventual reader.  Do this for a few days.  Then throw the paper away (or stick it in a bottle and cast it out to sea), or close the document without saving it.  Or if you’re ready, start a blog or find a literary agent.  It doesn’t matter.  The point is that those thoughts are now out of you and on the page.  You have  begun the process of “stepping out” from your experience to gain perspective on it.

~ Emotional Agility