Work is one of the places where fear often reigns king. We worry about whether or not we’ll be able to keep the job or the client, whether we’re doing a good enough job, whether the competition is stealing our secrets or what people are saying about us on social media and review websites. There have been a few companies that have done well turning that fear into actions and transforming the relationship with and position of the employees and staff members. I believe these transformed companies are not only the future of business and work, but also the healthiest and happiest places to work. If you’re in a job or career where abundance and enjoyment is the farthest thing from your mind, start with these inspiring words:
“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” Wayne Dyer
“I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger.” Stephen Covey
To change workplaces around the world to be places we actually want to work at, places we’re happy to spend our money at, and places where we feel abundance not lack, we have to first change our attitude. Work needs to become a place where we all learn and create together, where we work as a team and not against each other negatively, and where we all celebrate each other’s successes rather than grumbling about how much more they make or how much better their job must be.
If you’re fortunate enough to work for one of the more advanced companies that make an effort to create an atmosphere of abundance, health and growth, be thankful! If you don’t you’ve got a choice whether you want to stay or leave. But even before you make that choice, it’s up to you to turn around your attitude where you are. If you can’t, don’t bother switching jobs, it won’t be any better anywhere else. If you’re the boss, know that unhappy employees mean lost business. The transformation to abundance at work starts right now with you.