I’ll be a guest speaker on The Quest of Life radio show on WRPI-FM on Friday, December 17, 2010 and my topic will be Connecting Your Spirit and Your Work. The next few blog posts will go into more talk about the points that I’ll be speaking on there.
Every day, I have to go out and go for a walk. It can be a blizzard, but I need to go outside, even if it’s just to breathe the air for a few minutes. I’ve mostly realized this when I’m in those situations of having to do a “working lunch” where I’m expected to sit inside all day, and I don’t get a break. I need it for the physical as well as the mental aspects. I just need to get away from it all. When I don’t get it, I’m a crabby, sorry monster. (Granted, this goes when I don’t get my tea in the morning too, but that’s something different.)
There are other aspects that are really important to me too, such as feeling respected by my co-workers for what I bring to the table, getting to work directly with others on problems, having others say “Thank You! You helped me do things I didn’t realize I could do.”, and other such things that make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. We all have these things for us, and what I’ve found is that they are different for every person.
Maybe for you, it’s really important to accomplish a project. Maybe it’s that you get to work with a lot of people interaction. Maybe it’s that you have very little people interaction and a lot of quiet time. Whatever it is, it’s what is important to you to do you work and feel good about it. I always ask people to tell me about the situations where they have felt great about what they got done, and what are the circumstances of it. It might be a boss that really was supportive, or one that just told you what to do and trusted that you’d get it down. These environments are the fertile soil that you need to grow. Just like some plants grow best in full sun and others in sandy earth, we’re all have different needs.
So, what’s the environment that you need to grown?
Again, remember to let people know about the Finding Your Calling workshop at Easton Mountain, March 18-20, 2011!