Zen and Taking the Ego Out of the Workplace

Every time we say, “I” “Me” or “Mine,” we reinforce our ego.  At the office this can be a source of trouble. (other places too of course)

Experiment with being the smallest person in the room at work. Try to sit and listen without judging or jumping instantly in with things like, “What I think we should do is…” or pushing your idea ahead like a charging bull.

Practice at work by using those three words as little as possible. See what you notice. Over time I bet stress levels will go way down. And you set a great example for others in humility.

Remember it wasn’t a jack hammer that made the Grand Canyon, it was soft, soft water.


Author: Hillary Johnson

Improvisational documentary and fine art photographer.

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