Posted by: healingtheworkplace | April 9, 2011

Consciousness in the Workplace: Our Greatest Asset

Hello! Are you aware and awake at work? That is the question entrepreneur and philosopher Brian Johnson wants us all to think about.

Judging by the long line ups at Tim Horton’s and Starbucks each morning I would guess that many of us are having difficulty waking up and staying awake…too many late hours, too many demands on our time, trying to balance too many things in our lives.

But, it may come as a surprise that Brian is not talking about lack of sleep when he talks about becoming more aware and awake at work although that is certainly an issue for millions of people around the world.

What Brian is referring to here is CONSCIOUSNESS!

Consciousness as in being aware of who we are as individuals and what we bring to the workplace AND what this means for our world now and in the future:

  • Our life purpose–how we want to make a difference in the world
  • Our values—what is truly important to us and ultimately what motivates us
  • Our unique gifts and abilities

Being able to show up and achieve your highest potential at work and being able to continue your self-development in huge! But you already know that.

Brian is also a huge proponent of creating solid practices or habits that will keep us healthy:

  •  Diet
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Sleep
  • Fun
  • Nurturing our relationships
  • Etc.

In relation to the workplace he says, “you can only give what you have and in order to give you have to be healthy and functioning”.

Brian is one of a growing number of successful entrepreneurs who are committed to making our world a better place and are doing this by creating workplaces (businesses) that enable people to show up and be their best.

He is one of the presenters in the Waking Up the Workplace series. You can listen to a recording of Brian’s conversation at

Brian also has a question for us, “What kind of workplace do we need to deal with the challenges that are facing us now and in the future?” What do you think?

 Cheers, Lesley


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