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Listen In -> Making Peace With Work #5: Replacing Resentment with Engagement

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Are there any options between loving your job and hating it?

Is there a way to pause and take notice when resentment starts building?

What’s my alternative if I’m not in a position to quit and move to a different company?

Engage. To show up and take responsibility for my choices.

How do I distinguish between the anger I feel for my low pay and the choices I need to make in order to demonstrate value?

How is resentment a choice that I am making and therefore a choice I can make differently?

Claudia and I discuss these difficult and real aspects of resenting work in this week’s show.

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Listen In -> Making Peace with Work #4: Replacing Excuses with Intention

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

What’s the difference between a difficulty and an excuse?

We are making excuses when we use the difficult realities we face at work as reasons to let ourselves off the hook for doing what we can to find alternatives.

Difficult people, changing deadlines, and stifling policies are facts of life in many workplaces.

We find peace when we own our responsibility to do what we can in the midst of these realities. We exasperate our stress when we passively hope things will change.

Join the conversation! After listening to this week’s show, leave your thoughts in the comment section of this blog post.

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Listen In -> Making Peace with Work #3: Replacing Isolation with Collaboration

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

It’s easier to do some things ourselves.

The quality is better, we’re finished sooner, and the worry is eliminated.

But it’s never easier to do everything ourselves.

How did we end up all alone in the midst of a sea of people?

This week Claudia and I discuss how we inadvertently isolate ourselves at work. We also suggest collaboration as a practical and achievable alternative.

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Listen In -> Making Peace with Work #2: Replacing Busyness with Rhythm

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Busyness is a reality we face.

There’s always something to do. Some new priority shouting for our attention. The piles seem to build more quickly than we can work through them.

We may wish it were otherwise. We may wish for means to make it go away.

In this week’s show, Claudia and I suggest that hope lies in developing your own rhythm.


Something that works for you. Especially for you.

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Listen In -> Making Peace with Work #1: Reality Can Be Difficult

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

We talk a lot here about finding work that we love.

But reality intrudes and we more often than not find ourselves in complex, imperfect, difficult work situations. It’s not helpful to be encouraged to thrive when we’re doing all we can merely to survive.

We begin a new audio discussion series this week titled, “Making Peace with Work.”

Join us as we take a look at four difficult work realities and suggest healthier alternatives:

Making Peace with Work

Week #1: Reality Can Be Difficult

Week #2: Replacing Busyness with Rhythm

Week #3: Replacing Isolation with Collaboration

Week #4: Replacing Excuses with Intention

Week #5: Replacing Resentment with Engagement

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