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Inspiration in the workplace

What is inspiration in the workplace?

thanks for this question. The truth is, there is no such thing as inspiration. You cannot create it, do it or have it. You cannot cause it or lose it.

Inspiration is what happens when the circumstances are right. Like meditation, you cannot meditate either. Do not believe anyone who tells you that they will teach you to meditate, they are not being honest. They never really meditated.

All we can do is create the circumstances in which meditation can occur. And similarly with Inspiration, we can only create the circumstances for inspiration to happen.

How do we create the circumstances for inspiration to happen in an office?

1. In the zone. People walking around interrupting each other without warning is the opposite of “in the zone.” Even a set of headphones with the right music (individual choice) can block out environmental disturbances and create a “zone” for someone. About 20 to 30 minutes in “the zone” brings a person to inspiration.

2. Happiness. Dark moods, anger, negativity, and depressions kill the space for inspiration. Joyful, positive, affirmative, and honest environments allow the nervous system to relax, defenses to drop, and this is essential for inspiration.

3. Trust. We must have a sense of purpose for inspiration to occur. That simply means believing that we are “on the right track” with whatever we are doing. Designing a rug, writing a letter, answering the phone, no matter what we do, we must believe that this activity is bringing about the result that our boss or project demands. Uncertainty kills inspiration.

4. Challenge. Many people avoid challenge thinking that calm creates inspiration. But this is false. Calm kills inspiration. There must be a sense of demand, urgency, intent, result and there must be constant progress checks against this.

5. Comments. Inspiration dies in uncertainty. We already said this. But there’s more. Feedback means a monitoring system that rewards incompetence. Reward effort over results. It’s not about emotional platitudes, but about honoring genuine effort. If people have a sense of direction, they let go of holding patterns that cause ego defenses, which in turn would block inspiration.

6. Hierarchy. There are a lot of feminists who advocate for equality in the world. This is a myth if translated into management structures. Equality relates to the human rights of each individual. Here it is valid. Equality in office is also a matter of human rights. But the challenge to the hierarchy in a structure is hatred of man. Hatred of man means that an individual cannot be humble before authority. Whether that authority is masculine or feminine, that individual who cannot respect authority hates masculinity. This means that the individual has become obsessed with self-expression, self-determination, his own opinions, his own feelings. This defies the most powerful law of nature. The law of one and many, humility before a greater power.

In the office we are humble with the boss. If we don’t like the boss, we should leave, not complain or challenge him. In society the laws rule. If we defy them, there can be no structure, no order, no security. In relationship, kind love is the boss. In our personal life, health is the boss (if we are not healthy), but when we are healthy, a purposeful life becomes the boss. If we can’t respect our teachers, we can’t respect our Gods. We must learn to compartmentalize our bulges. The boss at work is not our boss in the relationship.

Leadership is essential. If a feminist fights against business leadership for human rights, then this could be healthy. If they fight because they hate authority figures, then there will never be inspiration in this business and people will burn out.

7. Energy. In the office, people eat crappy food, drink a lot of coffee, or drink chocolate, many starve themselves until lunchtime and then overeat and exhaust themselves by afternoon. Blood sugar is the key to energy management. Blood sugar is more important than the environment. Low blood sugar puts people in a reactive and defensive mindset. High blood sugar makes people open, loud, and aggressive. Finding the balance is essential. Nuts, fruit, substantial protein. All this science is ignored in our society obsessed with control of body weight, or blood types or whatever. When the blood sugar level is high or low, there can be no inspiration.

I hope you find this great.

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