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Most of us as adults have been used to a certain style of working in our lives – that which we have identified with and are firmly ensconced in. I use the word ‘ensconced’ because most feel trapped at work and yet will plough on day after day on autopilot mode. We even label this as ‘work ethic’ and we know that if we work certain hours a day, certain hours a week-it enables us to live a certain kind of life that we feel we want or are even entitled to. 

But this certain ‘something’ where does it come from? And what is it pre-packaged with that makes us either hard workers, slow workers, fast workers, diligent workers, lazy workers, checked out workers, bad/good workers, driven workers, motivated workers- all kinds of workers. All of this has an effect and a consequence one way or the other- not just in our workplaces but also equally in our personal lives. What we live at work and move is what we take home and vice versa and this cycle is endless. 


The entire planet’s evolution and the evolution of our species is based on how we work – when we work and why we work- is it not? What’s the main reason we work in our chosen professions?

We have now seen a massive paradigm shift in the working culture globally and how organisations and individuals relate to each other in that. 

We are now in a different kind of world -A world where information flows freely and there is this sense of a no holds barred way of communication- where anyone can say anything to anyone across the world and get away with it. And we call this the right and the freedom of speech and expression when it comes disguised to hurt and harm another. All types of media have become platforms of harm and abuse and this unfolding of ugliness is now at the forefront of human engagement. And did we say we are an evolved species?? What makes us harm another, What are we denying each time we write or speak or express in a manner that is counter evolutionary to Truth. Why do we think we can get away with Lies and Lies covered as Truth? What forms of censorship are we under when we are so easily blind to the momentum of harm and abuse we have been under and have been allowing for years so adeptly? 

And how does this affect our purpose in life- at work? How can we move mountains when we have allowed ourselves to be submerged by the lies that we are in collusion with even if we may choose to not see it or address it. 

We go about silently in suffering and we move in the toxic whirlpools of resentment, bitterness, jealousy, comparison, competition, coercion, office bullying, sexual impositions and so much more and this has an effect on our quality. We think we are entitled to our share of the pie and we expect everything else, everyone else to acquiesce to our whims and fancies- our incessant demands in a world that has become very unforgiving and cruel in many ways. We have long forgotten our true ways of moving, living  and expressing and have instead settled for standards that are lower than we started off with. 


In all this what we have failed to address is the keyword- ‘quality’.

The quality of our own movements inside work, the quality of our actions, our words, our written emails, memos, voice notes we send to each other, the quality of our engagement with one another- intimate relationships, work colleagues, employers and employees, family members, friends and even those we consider strangers or people we meet in our brief moments.

What is the quality we have been bringing to our workplaces and work lives for so long?

 How come we have not questioned this ? How come we have not questioned how we live and how we work harms our businesses, our clientele, our fellow colleagues and the industries we work in? Or how we live can actually support each other’s evolution- true progress. 

What have we failed to bring to our own conscious forefront in spite of so many global advancements that we have regressed even lower into a way of life that is sub par and lacks vitality, vivacity and true sexiness. We are all imploding inside hurt and pain and anger and unresolved stuff when we have all the access and the opportunity to explode daily with joy and love and fun- actual fun even when we are at work for most of our living breathing lives. 

One of the key factors when it comes to actually understanding what this really means can be attributed to -Trust.

A trust within oneself first to then be able to reflect that to another. Trusting oneself to be truly joyful and truly loving and holding of others no matter what. But this trust comes with the ability to work consistently, diligently and solidly in life and at one’s place of chosen work no matter what work one does. Building rock solid foundations within one’s own life both personally and professionally is all about trusting and allowing oneself to make mistakes, to grow, to learn constantly and to make every part of one’s life only about enrichment. 

We are here to make our lives about being in service to others and by this I certainly do not mean ‘charity’ where it is so easy to let oneself go, to make it only about others or a so-called world saving cause from an idealistic place rather than a place of being true to oneself. 

True service instead is about contributing toward our societies in a true manner and this is what we bring to the companies, organisations and brands we work with and work in- in our daily lives. 

Work- honest hard work the old school way has kind of been forsaken for instant gratification where everyone wants to make those big bucks, get all the company benefits and bonuses, climb high up the so called ‘success’ ladder at the cost of one’s own values, at the cost of others, and at the cost of truth. 

Products and services come later but first is always the quality that we work in, that we go to work in and the quality we are with each other.

That’s the truth of being in purposeful work 24/7.

A truth that is for the All and not for just the benefit of the few- not just for the ones in so called power positions but for literally everybody. One all equalising truth that then one takes to one’s life every single day- and this kind of way of life is felt by others all around.

I have come to realise in recent times that the more I make my life about people, about relationships, about truth that does not belittle anyone or takes anything for granted- the more I am able to work in a manner that is solid and true and that by itself then moves mountains of the unseen kind. This also takes away the tension of losing clients, landing in financial difficulties, not having enough money or work, or not being able to bring through what’s needed for one’s clients etc- All that white noise is deconstructed the moment one makes it about a Purpose that is much grander and larger than oneself and one’s needs. Especially in the particular industry I work in where we are constantly under pressure of client’s expectations and our own. Where we are dealing with forces constantly- market forces, industry dynamics, infighting between each other, undercutting of fees, lack of trust and due diligence and above all greed and a lsut for fame and name rather than actually doing great work. 

How cool then to reflect a steady presence of being solid and true at work in the present times when very few are actually staying committed to work and life – when most of humanity wants to sit on their asses under cover of ‘work from home’ and contribute the bare minimum to slide past the radar and that’s it.  To me it’s not about digital strategy or unlocking growth or any of those industry parameters but first and foremost about being trustworthy and hard working without any sense of entitlement that undercuts another. 

True Purpose moves us grander and greater and this transforms our worlds- both inner and outer. It’s the base of those mega mountains that we are here to move all our lives for each other. 

The more we move with the power of this in our lives the faster we cut through the disparity and lies that currently have gripped our world. 

We are here to Move Mountains and beyond…

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Our digital strategist & brand founder Chetan Jha is the author of this blog. He leads passionately through disruption, change and innovation across the board.  To find out more how we can support you to level up, email us: 


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