This Love stuff may be obvious to you, but it has not been to me…
So I feel this ‘fire in my belly’ about it now,
and it shows up like a Tug at My Core
Love at My Core:
Step 1 –
When I’m still or interacting in any moment … with a CEO, physician, patient, nurse, a family, or my own family….
More and more often the question rises in my mind,
Are you feeling Love or Fear?
And when I can find Love in the Moment,
I feel a Tug at My Core,
and endorphins flow and I feel a relaxation,
And I Am Present
When I don’t feel Love,
there’s no Tug,
and there’s no endorphin flow, no relaxation.
And I know there is fear somewhere in my thought process.
This is what is unique about using LOVE as a guide, it guides me not only with my family, but now in my work and in all interactions, in every moment of the day….
Step 2 –
Begin to express these thoughts and feelings of love in the moment to show who and how I experience the moment, issue, problem, solution, etc
One of my best nurse leader buddies told me recently,
I LOVE THIS!!!!!
I wish I had embraced it earlier in my career. I know I talked about it at lunch…but the corporate feel has been to lead with fear. “I’m the boss and I said so”. And I had fear of letting “the staff” into my personal life.
I learned that I don’t have to share anything about me to lead with love….I have to care about the employee. Love them, Love their story, Love their WHY. I could do that and still not get too personal, not attend a baby shower, not have to buy into the manipulation about some of those things that make up a person (and cause bad behavior).
This is a step by step process that involves your heart, mind, spirit and body.
Ahhhh, I feel the Tug
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