This month I’m excited to be shifting our focus toward our careers. In the past, we’ve talked about how to understand what you’re feeling about your career and why, and even how to start accepting self-responsibility to boost your career satisfaction.
We spend so much of our time at work that our career becomes a huge part of our lives.
Ensuring that our role, our company, and the things we’re doing align with our inner being becomes essential to our overall happiness and well being. This in turn contributes to a better bottom line.
So this month, we’re focusing on how can we better align our business practices with our own conscience. This isn’t just for those in the corporate world. Teachers, social workers, entrepreneurs, almost anyone can benefit from finding ways of working in alignment with their inner conscious.
Here are 3 steps for creating a more conscious business practice.
1. Be the leader you want to follow.
In this step, you’ll want to explore what characteristics you admire in a leader. Do an inventory of which you feel you already embody and which might take some conscious cultivating. For example, if trust is something you admire in a leader, ask yourself whether people can or do trust you. Do you frequently keep your word? Or do you find yourself making promises you have a tough time delivering on?
2. Allow yourself to be conscious & compassionate with your employees.
With this, you want to examine whether you are treating your employees or co-workers justly and respectfully. Is your focus entirely on the bottom line? Or on fulfilling the greater need? Or do you recognize how you treat your employees has a direct impact on their work performance and thus your bottom line?
3. Follow business practices you respect.
Show your employees, co-workers, bosses, board members, or even customers that you walk your talk. Only follow business practices that you’re proud of and that honor the respect you have for yourself and your company.
Have a wonderful month,