At the current time my professional life is very stressful. My employer and the client that I work with have become engaged in a legal battle and it is difficult for me to not be put in the middle by either side. On a daily basis for the last week or so I have had to stay relaxed and calm during this stressful situation all the while not knowing if it will effect my employment with my company (I was hired as a remote employee to work with this client; if the client goes away I worry that I will be out of a job). I am recently married and just finished my graduate studies. The school loan payments will be starting and having stable employment at this time is a source of stress for me.
The universe works in mysterious ways and this all started about a week ago which is the same time that I returned to training full time. I think deep down I could see the writing on the wall between these two parties and knew I would need to refocus my energies in a productive way internally.
The non-aggressive philosophy that aikido teaches has benefits that can be applied outside of the school as we all know. That said, I am curious to know everyone's experience with applying the philosophical principles of aikido to business.
What is your experience? Do you consciously apply aikido philosophy on a daily basis at work? Or do you not even acknowledge the principles 'off-the-mat'?
Interested in all comments on this topic.
I am off to work.....going to try to be the circle to their triangle.....