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    Finding Joy at Work

    November 16, 2015
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    Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8

    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34

    There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:18-19

    Reaching out to someone that perhaps you have not talked to for awhile can be a little risky and induce a bunch of fear.
    The fear may increase if you reached out and didn't get the response you were hoping for.
    Loving on someone and not getting love back hurts.
    In fact, the greatest pain we experience in our human emotions is losing in love.

    Perhaps that is why we tend to protect ourselves and not risk in relationship as we rationalize that it is safer to not love at all than to lose in love.

    This line of thinking over a period of time will cause us to become isolated and lacking in meaningful relationships.


    Secure relationships are the source of joy.



    By isolating ourselves we may reduce the pain temporarily, but will create a lifetime of lonely pain. 

    Relationships and interactions with friends are the various threads that weave through our lives. They create the beautiful tapestry that is our life story.

    What about out professional lives? Arguably we spend at least equal amounts of time at the office and at home.
    How do we work on relationships at the office, where we can foster love and bring joy to everyone around us, while at work?
    How do we bring love into the office? Do we even want to bring love into the office? Why is it more scary to show love at the office than at home? 

    What can happen if we risk and serve from the heart and pour ourselves out for a client or patient?

    Lots of things can happen:

    1. Our intentions get misinterpreted. Caring and loving on people in business is not the norm. People will wonder what's the catch?

    2. Fear of rejection and losing in love.  The volume of opportunities to love on people is large in business. We may interact with hundreds of people every day. Therefore, there is a large volume of opportunity for rejection, and rejection hurts. It's a small dose of losing in love over and over again.

    3. Fear of financial loss.  This is your livelihood. This is where you go to earn a living, put a roof over your head, and feed the family. Rejection here can hurt the bottom line.

    But it's also possible that...
    4. EXCEEDING JOY CAN HAPPEN, if you can break through the fear and handle the rejection!
    Serving in God's love at the office gives you the opportunity to give and receive love all day long.
    This sounds a little too good to be true but it really does happen!  You can create a community within your work life with the people that you work with and those you serve everyday that is rooted in God's love. 

    I have spent the last 30 years in practice with one main guiding principle:

    Love on God's people by providing chiropractic care to EVERYONE who needs and wants it regardless of their ability to pay.


    This principle is anchored in love and it nurtures relationships. It makes practice all about the people.

    This principle has sustained me in practice for 30 years and brings passion to continue to serve for decades to come. As I make plans on how to continue to serve for the next 30 years, most of my similarly aged colleagues are seriously looking for a "freedom 55" exit strategy.

    Work life is not about working for 30 years and then getting out.
    It's about PURPOSE, RESILIENCE, and JOY.
    It's about using your strengths in the service of others.
    It's about being willing to risk in serving others regardless of the outcomes.
    It's about cultivating joy at work through relationships in love.


    It certainly is not always easy! Risking in love can be painful.
    Some of these patients that I have served over the years have become part of my practice community and are lifelong practice members. 
    Others have been tough to love, and these are the ones that make you want to retreat and stop serving from the heart.  
    But then there is the constant reminder that I cannot out-give God and, regardless of outcome, it feels really good to risk in serving others.

    One of the most common questions I get about practice is how many scholarships should I take on? How many people should I serve who cannot afford my full fee?

    The answer is: as many as you possibly can! You cannot out-give God! 
    He will send the ones that can pay if you take care of the ones who can't.

    This way of practice may not translate into every business. If you run a retail business for example you are not going to let people walk out of your store without paying for the merchandise. However there is always a way to love on your clients and build joy at work.  You can also find ways to use your profits to pour love into your community.

    Look for ways to love at work.


    Coach Yurij






    Comment

    On Monday, November 30, 2015, Brad P. said:

    Thanks for the reminder to shift my focus to loving and serving my clients. I can so easily get caught up in my own personal gain or my fear of loss and that translates into work stress and ultimately a lack of motivation for me to be there. This really helps.

     

    On Thursday, November 26, 2015, Sarah said:

    Great read. Thought provoking and such truth!

     

    On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Coach Yurij said:

    Thank you for your comments everyone. I'm hoping that your comments will inspire other chiropractors and business leaders to serve from the heart. Serving others in love is the source of joy and passion that sustains us. Coach Yurij

     

    On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Mark Foullong said:

    Love it! Thanks for this one! You cannot out-give God! He will send the ones that can pay if you take care of the ones who can't. So appreciate you!

     

    On Monday, November 23, 2015, Leo Quan said:

    Thanks for the coaching Yurij. Since the Q&A call where we first covered the scholarship topic, I've been really inspired to love on people who want the care. I see a whole new side to my practice. It's called serving! And yes, I can't outgive God, so I'm going to keep giving! We talked about this at Church on Sunday: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15. The Macedonians were in a severe test of affliction and gave above their means. If they can do it, I can do it.

     

    On Saturday, November 21, 2015, Josh said:

    Great wisdom Dr. Yuri...so simple, but right to the heart of the matter. What we are called to do, and why I have a hard time doing things I don't want to in the office. Thanks for the love!

     

    On Friday, November 20, 2015, David Covey said:

    Fantastic post. Reading the same thing in 1st John. All about JOY in relationship in getting to know our Father and Saviour, and LOVING God and others.

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Craig Cocek said:

    Your guiding principle that you follow in practice is the ticket! That application in our clinic (as in countless other warrior offices I'm sure) has changed everything. I mean EVERYTHING!

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Darryl Thomson said:

    Great Warrior Wisdom Dr. Yurij! For years I struggled with the question of how do I build my practice. What's the secret. Well after enough time in Warrior I realized slow bu sure that te secret is love. Once that became a priority in practice everyhing changed. In fact when I found myself struggling with anyone in life whether family or patient or friend any advice I was ever given on how to handle it was mostly "Just love them." And it's never ever failed me. I guess that's why love is the first on the list of fruits of the Spirit in the bible. Thanks Yurij dr all your guidance over the years. Darryl

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Erin said:

    Ah...rejection. Just came back to the office for my PM shift after doing a lunchtime screening. Always a lot of no's between me and the ones who are ready. Even had a conversation with someone who looked familiar, who then shared with me her dislike of chiropractic and how much it "didn't help her" - when I realized 'I think this is someone I saw in my office 10 years ago'. Hearing a comment like that 10 years ago would have *really* hurt. Now I know that my identity is not defined by others' opinion of me. I shared my heart with her and let her go. That's what God's love allows me to do. Thanks as always, Yurij; your wisdom always comes just at the right time! -E

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Mark Tomlin said:

    Awesome Yurij!

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Joe Hong said:

    That is amazing that you have a heart to serve God's people after 30 years of practice and you have the heart to serve for another 30 years! It's freeing to know and believe that you cannot out give God. There is a renewed joy that I have with giving scholarships.

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Stephen Lippitt said:

    I know every time I've stepped towards being more loving in the office people are pleasantly surprised. Even shocked. The world is not used to anyone making the effort to be more loving and joyful. It's another way to sow seeds of hope in others, and in oneself. Thanks Yurij.

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Angela Barrow said:

    What a great reminder....we cannot out-give God. Thanks Yurij!

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Clarise said:

    Amen! It's all about loving the people God puts right in front of us. When we focus on love, all fear of loss and lack are casted away. This is something I've been heavily meditating on during my QT lately: how to love others despite the fear of rejection or loss. God has been reminding me that because He chooses to love me in all of my sins and failures, I am called to do the same for His people too. Thank you so much for this powerful and timely reminder :).

     

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Freddie said:

    Godly thots as usual Yurij. Thanks for the reminder to serve out of His Love and Abundance!

     

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