Friday, June 18, 2010


Love's Power ...A New Approach to Stress Management

Another Patton Associates S-M-A-R-TBriefing

The Power of Love

by: Gary F. Patton (gfp '42™)

The Beatles were right! "All we need is love!"

That's because love is the most powerful force in the universe your home, your workplace and in your neighbourhood. Recurring research proves it.

For you business people who doubt my linking the words 'love' and 'workplace', here's what one top management guru says on the subject:

“Love in organizations is the most potent source of power we have available.”
~ Margaret Wheatley, U.S. author, consultant & management guru (From: ‘Leadership and the New Science’)

The other names love goes by in a world that is preoccupied by sex and Hollywood's definition of love amplify and explain Ms. Wheatley's position. They are affection, appreciation, compassion, non-judmentalism and similar words.

"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." ~ Mohandas Gandhi (1869 – 1948) Indian statesman

Like other positive emotional states, love, like its namesakes, improves human performance, including the way the brain processes information.

Love creates more order in the pattern of signals coming from the heart to the brain thus facilitating cortical function. (See Institute of Hearthmath for powerful research on this 'stress-optimizing' issue.)

That's the part of the brain those of us who work were hired to use. It's the same part that we entrepreneurs are wise to optimize if we want to stay in business!

"If you want to hear the truth, listen to your heart because it doesn't know how to lie."
~ Gingerale

Here’s your customer service and people skills S-M-A-R-TTip™: "To love" is a verb active not a passive verb, the synonym for which is "to serve"! And serving others is love made visible!" ~ gfp '42™ When we smooth our heart-brain interaction by feeling love (serving), we feel better and can be our best. We are better equipped to think more clearly because we can see people and situations from a broader, more complete perspective. When we do, we are better problem-solvers and decision-makers. We also are better lovers! "To love" is also a choice. And remember, quality customer service is a moment-to-moment choice. And life is an unending series of choices.

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