Amateur poet, anxious parent, apprentice non-dualist, and an aspiring golfer. Father of two. Born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Living in Bangalore, Karnataka. I help design and build digital products for a living. This is a place for me to share things I care about in my craft. I post my slightly more unstructured thoughts on my poetry blog at breathe. feel. love.
A Bit About Work Principles and Belief Systems
At certain points in our careers, we all have struggled to bring our true selves into our interactions at work. In those moments when we overcome this struggle, we can fully align our actions with our hearts. This is crucial to building an authentic presence and a sense of belonging with the community at work. Whereas, in those moments when we are not ourselves there is a dent in that belonging.
One of the ways to stay authentic is to define your core work principles based on your underlying belief system. I am sharing three work principles rooted in my spiritual beliefs that drive a sense of alignment with what I do for a living. I write about this in slightly more detail here.
1. Career Goals — Finding a meaningful purpose at work requires the removal of “me”, “myself”, and “I” from the search
A ceaseless chase for that next promotion, a lucrative hike, or that elusive role is an ever-changing goal post. It is almost near to impossible to discover a satisfying purpose in a self-gratifying pursuit of these milestones. Once you pass over the material pursuit, defining your purpose is no longer a “fact-finding” mission. You will organically discover your purpose as a by-product of the experience of truly bonding with your work habitat.
2. Personal Leadership — The ability to see yourself in others is the most effective means to resolve conflicts
The underlying cause for any conflict has its roots in the notion that your existence (along with your perceptions, opinions, and conclusions) is distinct and special than anyone else’s. Work conflicts are best resolved by setting aside the debate on choices and spending time understanding each other’s underlying principles behind those decisions.
3. Business Transformation — A long-lasting sustainable change requires an inside-out transformation driven by an unwavering resolve
According to Upanishads, a person consists of many desires. If these desires are weak, they manifest at the level of thoughts and expressions. The stronger desires define the person’s will and may translate into actions. Repeated actions become habits. Our habits shape our character and our character drives our destiny. Businesses are not different.