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Working Well in December #3

Hello my viewers,

For many years I wrote a Workplace Wellness column for a monthly magazine here in South Florida. Each month I put forth some healthy and helpful ideas for companies to consider as a tool to help keep their employees happy and healthy. Thus by reducing sick days, they increased their business output. Sometimes the messages related specifically to a certain month because of holidays and other times, they were simply generic. But in either case, the fundamental message had the purpose of bringing forth new ideas into the corporate world aimed at a positive change in the wellbeing of their workers.

So please enjoy these tips and pass them on to others at your workplace or anywhere else you choose.

Thank you for being here.

In Love, Light and Service,

MJ Handy 

 

AN ARTICLE FOR HAPPY TIMES MAGAZINE     January 2005

 

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Hello my viewers,

For many years I wrote a Workplace Wellness column for a monthly magazine here in South Florida. Each month I put forth some healthy and helpful ideas for companies to consider as a tool to help keep their employees happy and healthy. Thus by reducing sick days, they increased their business output. Sometimes the messages related specifically to a certain month because of holidays and other times, they were simply generic. But in either case, the fundamental message had the purpose of bringing forth new ideas into the corporate world aimed at a positive change in the wellbeing of their workers.

So please enjoy these tips and pass them on to others at your workplace or anywhere else you choose.

Thank you for being here.

In Love, Light and Service,

MJ Handy  

 

AN ARTICLE FOR HAPPY TIMES MAGAZINE      December 2005

 

 

YEAR END REVIEW

As another year of the calendar rolls to an end, you are given the opportunity to take note, look back, and review the year in relation to your actions and causes, and your outcomes and effects, for the sake of gaining awareness and finding wisdom and balance in your business. A few quiet moments of reflection can become a mandate for each person in management, prior to a general meeting of the minds, using the tool of a unilateral focus of discernment and critical analysis.

This is a time to scrape away any fluff or cover-ups of individual as well as corporate actions and behaviors that gave forth to a new direction or shift in the company's growth during the past year. Having each management person lay the facts (according to their perspective) on the table, without emotional content or attachments, and to place them in front of their peers and bosses, must be done in an absolute "safe zone" environment in order for each person to speak freely, knowing that the only repercussions for doing so will come back to them in a strictly positive way.

With each review of incident or process of the past year, a lead person must keep everyone's mind on the same linear track, answering the questions: 1) What happened? 2) What lead up to that happening? 3) What other choices did you have at that moment? 4) On a scale of 1-10, rate the choice that was made. 5) What can you now learn from that choice made and the alternatives that can help you in the future to make a wiser decision? 6) Are there any current situations at hand that are similar to this past experience? 7) What new tools and ideas do you now have in place to create a more positive and successful outcome?

These seven steps can apply to everything in your business from choosing a vendor for the toilet paper and paper towels in your rest rooms to a merger with another company. The meeting, if kept on its linear track, can move swiftly and result in a phenomenal base of understanding and a breath of free and fresh air incentive to do things bigger and better in the upcoming New Year.

 

Y, SET, GO

 

A new year is here and January is known as the "head" of the year. The head relates to eyes that see, ears that hear, a nose that breathes aromas and air, a mouth that feeds and also speaks, and a brain that thinks and motorizes the rest of your body. A head can move ahead, get ahead, and be ahead. A head can also lose a head, hide a head and droop a head. What can you learn from these meanings, relationships, polarities and paradoxes?

Choosing in January to make changes begins not by looking outside, but by searching the soul inside; by listening to an inner voice; by taking deep, slow breaths for healing and relaxation; by grazing rather than gorging and zipping rather than speaking; by reviewing and contemplating rather than blurting and espousing.

You can choose to move ahead by paying attention to your heart's passions; get ahead by increasing your desire to receive for the sake of sharing with others; be ahead through a conscious effort to become a model of excellence for others to follow. You can choose not to react and lose your head but to stop, connect to light, and then share a little love. Hiding your head in shame or low self-esteem can be reversed through resisting your previous habits and by accepting responsibility for your actions and being your own best friend. Being prideful with a head held high is not ego if you require no appreciation or attention for your initiatives. Your greatest expectation can shift from what others say and do to focusing on the now and present moments in your life and finding the blessings that make rise to appreciation from deep within you.

So seek ye the truth of thyself and determine to change into the "new year gear" of shining excellence. Your business, your clients, your friends and family might just surprise you by reflecting it back to you. It's a nice way to get ready, to get set, and to go forward into now and the new year ahead, paying attention to all that is positive and saying no to all that is negative. The result in business can show an amazing reduction in costs and a delightful rise of the bottom line.