Hearts are allowed in the working world

Two-year-old Lila announced, “Nobody’s at the door.” Then she said, “there is onebody, me.”

Recently, we have been taken with the spontaneous language and playfulness of children. 

Now you may be thinking that this story sounds like sweetness and light, that we’re talking only about a child. What if we, as adults, were more lighthearted? What could happen in a sticky situation if we didn’t get all serious with our panties in a knot? 

But what if your relationship challenges are at work, and a playful approach sounds too soft, and not for you? How could something like connection possibly be effective in a professional and competitive world?  

Don’t be fooled! The powerful energy coming from our hearts is like a laser beam that cuts through everything false to reveal the truth about what has been the cause of the problems. 

All the difficulties in the family, at work, and in the world can be solved with the same love and spontaneity that children demonstrate. To the degree we are not in touch with our own heart, we are separate from others and their concerns. Understanding this fact is essential. 

A child playfully swinging above the skyscrapers of a city business district

People’s hearts are at the center of every relationship, every interaction, every communication, every deal and contract.

No matter what role you play in the work world, the condition of your own heart matters. Bill O’Brien, late president of Hanover Insurance, spoke of this when he said, The success of a (business) intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener.

What’s the condition of your heart?

RelationSmiths, Nancy and Sharon

For more details on the power of relationships, read our book, Chocolate or Lunch: How Choices Impact Relationships.

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