You’re a seasoned professional, and you know that communication is fundamental to the way you work. You may have even taken skills development courses to help you learn techniques for improving your communication style.
Have you considered, though, that your communication – at work, home or anyplace else – is actually an expression of your greatest self and highest inner truth?
Your communication can never be separated from the totality of who you are – an emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual being. Even hard-edged business negotiations are an expression of your rich and nuanced humanity.
Can you imagine, then, that your communication might help you experience deep internal shifts and can actually change how work works?
That becomes possible when you treat communication as an act of Love.
You might think it’s strange to bring up the topic of Love in a series about business issues. You might feel uncomfortable or vulnerable talking about Love in a work context. But Love is present in every aspect of life and is perhaps most apparent in our relationships – in all of our relationships – even the ones we have at work.
Without nutrients and tending, plant roots get sick, and that can cause the entire plant to wilt or even die. In the same way, communication that is an act of Love supports healthy relating and flourishing relationships. And, since all business is built on human connections, thriving relationships mean better outcomes in any team, company or organization.
But communicating this way needs attention and care. It needs your focus, time and attention.
Every day the news offers up stories of division, hostility and fear around our world. There is an urgent need for more of us to realize the true and inherent power of communication as an act of Love.
Through your communication you can expand (or diminish) the experience of Love in any environment. At work, at home – or on an even more expansive scale.
When you start to embrace communication as an act of Love, you bring more integrity, power and cooperation to every aspect of your life. You get real about your humanity – about being a person who has feelings and seeks ways to relate to other people who also have feelings. When you embrace communication as an act of Love, you launch yourself into a fuller and more authentic expression of yourself.
When you develop your own communication from this perspective, you shift the bedrock of how things work. You start to see how tuning, improving and practicing Authentic Communication can make everything about work work better.
You see Love as your biggest competitive advantage and the most efficient way to address every business challenge.
You create a more transparent work environment with productive, creative, thriving collaboration.
You express your highest and best self at every meeting.
You get things done with alacrity and joy.
You name, claim and attune to what’s needed to obtain greater visibility and influence.
You become the true boss of your future.
You master Authentic Communication.
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