Why You Suffer At Work

3 words. Workplace Peripheral Neuropathy. Never heard of it? I just made it up. But it’s real all right. Read on. You tell me.

I received a memorable promotion on Memorial Day weekend. Another tribute to big data’s all knowingness.

I’m invited to a FREE Gourmet Dinner (@ Claim Jumper, really?). I’m now holding two VIP tickets. It’s nice to know others validate my own sense of self-importance.

The sender knows me well. “I must attend this event,” they tell me, “It’s exclusively reserved for people with symptoms of neuropathy.”

 According to the medical experts at WebMD, the state of Peripheral Neuropathy refers to “a condition that results when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and the spinal cord, from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.”

Basically the condition address how extensively the nerves in a body are damaged.

Basically the condition addresses most of us caught dysfunctional workplaces.

 All companies suffer from a state of Workplace Peripheral Neuropathy
in one form or another.

Think operational slowdown, choke down or breakdown across management, divisions, departments, teams, clients, vendors, buyers, investors, and employees. The disease is rampant; its toxic effect on us at work is spreading. 

My invitation creates a compelling reason why I should appear at this elite function.

It discloses that if I have any of these symptoms I need to be there. Numbness. Balance problems. Difficulty sleeping. Aching. Cramping. And burning pain.

 I’ve got ‘em all! The companies I work with have all those symptoms too.

I hope this event sponsor has a reserved a big enough venue. This could be a standing overflow crowd of off balance, sleep starved, numb and aching people.

If you suspect you're suffering from Workplace Peripheral Neuropath
you probably are. It's everywhere.

Here are a number of ways to improve your condition.

Overcoming Numbness

Numbness setting in is direct outcome of victim consciousness. Getting beat up, blaming others and not stepping up to correct it wears us down, creates fatigue and brings about apathy. Apathy devitalizes. Makes us numb. Insensitive. Unconcerned. Uncaring.

  1. Step up and into greater accountability.
  2. Change your thinking and re-order your think-thru.
  3. Own your situation.
  4. Instead of re-acting.
  5. Determine what needs doing to turn around what you’ve turned away from.
  6. Get an accountability partner to help you move through what you feel has moved you off your game.
  7. Stop whining. Start declaring your positive intentions.

Regaining Balance

Losing balance occurs when overstretching happens for to long periods of time. Loss of balance creates lack of stability. Lack of stability causes insecurity. Insecurity breeds anxiety, fear and overcompensation. Adapting too much at work creates stress and strain. Not adapting enough at work does too.

  1. Understand your ideal work environment.
  2. Look at how you respond to problems, people, pace and procedures.
  3. Assess if you’re adapting too much from your natural behavioral style.
  4. Gage if you are over compensating by over relying on your strengths.
  5. Determine the influences around you, throwing you off your equilibrium.
  6. Decide what corrective actions are needed to bring balance back.
  7. Practice yoga. Get flexible, more agile. Understand where your true center is.
  8. Learn the signs that show your resistant, passivity or assertiveness.
  9. Understand praise doesn’t make you any better or blame any worse.

Difficulty Sleeping

 Worry produces stress. Stress makes us crazy. Worry isolates. Alienates. Marginalizes. Haunts. Dwarfs and diminishes us. What eats at us breaks us down. It’s no wonder we wander restlessly without rest, without peace.

  1. Shut electronics down before entering your bedroom. All electronics.
  2. Learn to compartmentalize.
  3. Practice detachment. Dis-identify yourself with problems.
  4. Clear your mind before you sleep.
  5. Pick your troubles back up (if you have to) when you leave home.
  6. Protect your sense of privacy and sanctuary.
  7. Watch you physical and mental diet.
  8. Take a worry fast one day a week.
  9. Practice expressing peace of mind and heart.

Aching, Cramping or Burning Pain

 Watch what you resent. Examine what you judge, how and when you judge. Judgment is language. It’s the lexicon of reaction. What is your judgment telling you about you? Dissatisfaction leads to bitterness, indignation, dissatisfaction, anger and loss of control.

  1. Don’t control your emotions, neutralize them.
  2. Learn to see, hear and feel what your body signals are telling you.
  3. Dig to find the origin of your pain? Uncover what’s behind it. Describe it.
  4. Seek honest feedback about what you feel and why.
  5. See how you come across to others and how they see you.
  6. Determine a health growth cure. Address the source not the symptom.

Is What’s Peripheral Really Peripheral To Us?

Outside of computer jargon the word peripheral according to vocabulary.com is “a common term in eye exams, which measure peripheral vision to see how far toward the outer right and left edges you can see.” The word further signifies those areas that lie away from the center of a body.

 Onset aching, cramping, burning pain, loss of balance and numbness doesn’t have to lie beyond us. Not if we’re paying attention to what’s happening situationally around us. Great leaders all have high levels of situational awareness.

Our workplace environments and cultures are breeding grounds for dis-ease. Taking responsibility for our own health and contributing to the health of others leads to increasing wellness and profitable growth. When mindfulness becomes organic growth becomes dynamic.

 I Got 2 VIP Reserved Admission Tickets For A Claim Jumper Gourmet Dinner

The presentation exclusively for people with Neuropathy symptoms. Who want’s to join me. First caller wins!

How Dare You, Belittle Yourself

The Seduction Of Distraction