Energizing Work

Part 6 of 9 in the series Types of Bliss

Energizing Work

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True happiness lies in what you truly love

Given that work is such an integral part of most western lives, what is it that you want as a work/life balance? How do we energize work without stripping out health, relationships, hobbies, and indeed our own spirituality and sense of being?

Contents
Preface …………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………. 7
The things we do ………………………………………………………………………… 10
What we do now …………………………………………………………………….. 10
A short history of work as a societal perception. …………………………. 12
Development of Consciousness…………………………………………………. 13
Magenta-Magic …………………………………………………………………… 13
Red-Leadership ……………………………………………………………………. 15
Amber-Conformist ……………………………………………………………….. 15
Orange-Achievement……………………………………………………………. 16
Green-Equality …………………………………………………………………….. 18
Evolutionary-Teal …………………………………………………………………. 19
Retirement …………………………………………………………………………………. 22
The things we are ……………………………………………………………………….. 24
Self-Confident …………………………………………………………………………. 24
Healthy ………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
Independent …………………………………………………………………………… 27
Self-soothing …………………………………………………………………………… 29
Balancing doing and being ……………………………………………………………. 32
Develop a vision………………………………………………………………………. 34
Set a challenge ………………………………………………………………………… 34
Be open-minded ……………………………………………………………………… 35
Be participative ……………………………………………………………………….. 35
Enjoy your work. ……………………………………………………………………… 35
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs ……………………………………………………. 38
Alderfer’s Theory …………………………………………………………………….. 42
Self-management within a wider community. …………………………….. 44
Wholeness ………………………………………………………………………….. 44
Evolutionary Purpose …………………………………………………………… 44
Trust …………………………………………………………………………………… 45
Information and decision-making ………………………………………….. 45
Responsibility and accountability …………………………………………… 46
Equal worth ………………………………………………………………………… 46
Safe and caring community …………………………………………………… 46
Overcoming separation ………………………………………………………… 46
Learning ……………………………………………………………………………… 47
Relationships and conflict……………………………………………………… 47
Collective purpose ……………………………………………………………….. 48
Individual purpose ……………………………………………………………….. 48
Planning the future ………………………………………………………………. 48
Profit ………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
Practical tips to doing things consistent with your higher self ………. 50
If you want success, change a small habit or behavior. …………….. 50
1. Groom yourself. ……………………………………………………………….. 50
2. Dress nicely. …………………………………………………………………….. 51
3. Photoshop your self-image. ……………………………………………….. 51
4. Think positive. ………………………………………………………………….. 51
5. Kill negative thoughts. ………………………………………………………. 52
6. Get to know yourself. ……………………………………………………….. 52
7. Act positive. …………………………………………………………………….. 53
8. Be kind and generous. ………………………………………………………. 53
9. Get prepared. ………………………………………………………………….. 54
10. Know your principles and live them. …………………………………. 54
11. Speak with confidence. ……………………………………………………. 55
12. Stand tall. ………………………………………………………………………. 55
13. Increase competence. …………………………………………………….. 55
14. Set a small goal and achieve it. …………………………………………. 56
15. Focus on solutions. …………………………………………………………. 56
16. Play. ……………………………………………………………………………… 57
17. Volunteer. ……………………………………………………………………… 58
18. Be grateful. ……………………………………………………………………. 58
19. Walk. …………………………………………………………………………….. 58
20. Empower yourself with knowledge. ………………………………….. 59
22. Do something you’ve been procrastinating on. ………………….. 59
23. Get active. ……………………………………………………………………… 59
24. Work on small things. ……………………………………………………… 59
25. Clear your desk. ……………………………………………………………… 60
Energizing Work………………………………………………………………………….. 61
Practical tips to energize your work: ……………………………………………… 63
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………. 68

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