The Wild About Work ecosystem
I’ve been thinking about how to visually convey the Wild About Work ecosystem that’s at the heart of what I’ll be talking about in this blog. I went to the whiteboard and this is the model that popped out of my brain.
[Note: There’s a refined version of this model at the Wild About Work Basics link.]
There are four main components to the model. Getting Wild About Work entails:
- Doing work that energizes you.
- Bringing your heart to work.
- Creating a stable foundation of well-being to stand on
- Recognizing that work and life are interconnected
All of the areas outlined in yesterday’s post about where this blog is headed are encompassed in these four things.
Doing work that energizes you: This is about doing work that lights you up. It includes finding a sense of meaning. It encompasses energy management – maximizing the gains and minimizing the drains. It contains the success factors that help you create it, and the work you do to navigate around the obstacles in your way.
Bringing your heart to work: This is as much attitude as it is action. It’s about love and compassion, both for yourself and for others. It’s openness and a willingness to connect. It’s what brings your full humanity into the picture.
Creating a stable foundation of well-being: There are some things that are woven into the fabric of your well-being. When your life incorporates them, it helps create a solid foundation to stand on. When they’re missing, things start to get a bit wobbly. These are a healthy diet, staying well-hydrated, grounding practice of some sort, exercise, and sleep.
Life/Work interconnection: Your work life doesn’t exist in a silo. What happens in each part of your life has an impact on how you experience the others. The more energized you are in 360 degrees, the more space you will have to experience all the juice your job has to offer.
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