Experiencing the joy of service

Is there any experience more satisfying than doing something good or kind for someone else? If you answered that question with a solid yes, you are blessed because, if you choose, you can find joy in anything you do or seek to do in the service of others. This is why true leaders see themselves as the servants of those they lead.

If you’ve watched “Undercover Boss” on television, you may have seen an episode in which a man, who emptied the toilets on airplanes, was filled with joy at his opportunity to be of service to the passengers. It was, after all, his choice.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

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How can we experience contentment?

Contentment practically can be defined as the state of happiness and satisfaction.  When we are contented, the circumstances of our lives are established in divine order.  However, too often we live with the feeling that something is missing and if we can only find that elusive something our lives will be as we wish them to be.

In short, we experience discontent when we focus on the outer world of our experiences and expectations when true contentment is an inside job.  We can choose to focus on the myriad sources of good in our lives and let our consciousness reflect true contentment in the context of our inner peace.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

The critical role of people development

Leaders understand that the development of people is an investment, not an expense. The investment pays off in employee satisfaction, which increases productivity, which increases profitability.  The problem that emerges is the short-term profit mentality that impedes management’s ability to understand the value.

In his book, The Breakthrough Company, Keith McFarland found that companies that started small and became good, if not great, always developed their people with the same level of commitment and consistency that would be the case in routinely maintaining their equipment.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

Are you an entrepreneur or not?

Many people are in business for themselves today who don’t consider themselves entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because many became self-employed, not necessarily because they wanted to, but mostly because they had to in order to earn a living.  However, success is success, no matter how you define it.

If this has been your experience, consider yourself blessed because for you this is another example of living under grace.  If losing a job that challenged you financially, physically and emotionally forced you to work for yourself as a contractor, consultant or part-timer the frustration that you suffered was a blessing that opened the door to a new way of working and living.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

What is the hierarchy of belief?

Belief is not a simple concept.  We often say we believe something, when in truth we may only be hypothesizing some idea or notion.  In order to achieve true belief, we may traverse a graduated process.  The lowest step is Hope.  I hope I can do this. The second step is Realization. I haven’t succeeded yet but I realize success may be possible. The next step is Conviction. I am now convinced that I am on the right track.  The final step is Knowing.  When I know something to be true, belief is now complete and the outcome is without question.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.