Updated: Dec 30, 2018
As I continue on my crusade to help bring peace, love and spirituality to the workplace, I've come across an underlying theme in people's reaction to the book.
Most of them love the concept. Yes, of course we need peace at work. We need leaders and bosses to be more aware of their employee's feelings, and show compassion when their personal lives start to bleed through to their work lives. Everyone is in agreement that a positive work environment would yield happier employees and result in happier customers, better bottom line.
However, what I keep hearing is this:
"I wish my boss would read this book. He or She really needs to learn a thing or two about how to treat employees. The people who really need to read this book probably wouldn't give it a second look"
Well, guess what? Whether your boss reads this book or not is irrelevant. What's important is that YOU read this book. You're probably already on a spiritual path. You probably already have read countless new age books, you're probably already taking yoga classes and going to crystal bowl meditations. You're incorporating the concepts of compassion, forgiveness and tolerance in your home life. However….Are you truly bringing your positive vibes to work each and every day? Do you practice what your preach at work? I know I fall off the path quite often. That's why I wrote this book! So I could have practical tips and simple tools to refer back to often. It's a day by day practice. Hell, sometimes it's a minute by minute practice! We all want to have a happy, healthy work environment. So who's going to take responsibility for that?
I challenge you right now to take a good long look at how you are showing up at work. Do you take responsibility for a positive work environment or do you think, that's not my job. Do you come in every morning with the intention to make someones life a little brighter or do you have an "employee recognition week" once a year and call it a day. Being a spiritual activist at work IS work! It's making sure your coworkers, employees and customers are treated like family. It's coming to work and shining your light. Every. Damn. Day. It's a hustle. But in the end, it is oh so rewarding!! When you touch someones life and change it for the better, it's probably one of the best feelings in the world. You won't work with the same people throughout your career, however if you touch someones life you will stay in their hearts forever.