Joyologist releases ANTIZAC
No prescribing rights required!
With an impish grin Pat Armitstead said, “This is not a bitter pill to swallow and most interestingly, no prescribing rights are required! As a non-chemical alternative to Prozac it is intended to heal what ails humanity right now.” What ails people the most in Pat’s opinion is not their illness per se but their habituated negative ways of being. Petrea King, founding director and CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation, said in a presentation at the Mind Body Conference 2008 that what ailed her “was not her multitude of surgeries to her limbs as a teenager or her battle (and win) with leukaemia.” Instead it was her unwillingness to ask for help. She once went on a trip and pulled all the ligaments in her knee. She carried on walking on that leg and told no-one for three weeks. She said she did this because she “did not want to be a bother!” That is sickness, she said, and that is what ailed her the most.
Offering solutions to an ailing community is about developing our intuitive selves and being able to offer help based on the outcome of that enhanced perceptiveness. It is about being a contribution. It is about seeing the greatness in people.
ANTIZAC’s “instant release formula” paves the way for that to occur.
A is for Amuse. By this I mean being the source of good humour. To be good humoured is to be appropriately responsive. The old adage “Humour in Humour out” is all that is required. Identify your humour style and get confident using it. Be the source of goodwill.
N is for Nthuse. Be the change they want to be. Exude the energy and radiate the joy. Affirm their needs and provide hope and encouragement. Give everybody an A.
T is for Trust. People perform at their optimum when they are being rewarded for doing what they love in a high trust environment. Practice the virtues of integrity.
I is for Intuition. Foster your own and your teams’ intuitive nature. Reward the impromptu and unexpected acts of kindness, generosity and insight. Congratulate people for coming from “first thought”, the source of all genius is spontaneity!
Z is for Zeal. Enrol your team in a sense of eagerness to achieve the wellbeing of themselves and others. Have that roll out in an “excessive fervor” and willingness to do all that it takes to achieve.
A is for Attitude. An attitude of gratitude is very attractive. It attracts abundance. Make the “customer experience focal point” one of gratefulness. You could even adopt a virtue a week (52 virtues!) and have them as the weekly practice. Both staff and customers will appreciate the experience. See The Virtues Project, Aotearoa.
C is for Creativity. Each member of your team has individual gifts that are not part of their job description. Find a way for them to be utilised to bring some joy to the workplace. To be recognised and honoured for individual contribution is pure joy, and that energy is what your customer will receive. (You can identify your signature strengths by doing the VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire. Take your top 5 with you everywhere!)
When we collaborate and use this “prescription” we are being a contribution to the wellbeing of others. We contribute to their happiness and may well make their day. Send three random hand-written pieces of mail a day to your customers acknowledging their importance in your community. Catch people doing something right – indeed develop a process whereby that forms part of the staff evaluation process.
We are perfectly placed to get the right chemistry in place to create wellbeing locally, nationally and globally. If we’re not part of the solution, we’re the precipitate!!
Author: Pat Armitstead, Worlds First Joyologist
“It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events by which the path to success will be realised.” Source unknown