Organic Holiday Season?
Recently, I attended a retreat on Organic Leadership. My first thought was, here at Grassroots, we try to implement eco-friendly business practices, so I wondered what more I could learn? Through discovery I began to realize that Leading Organically meant to live your business like nature lives hers. After playing with this concept for awhile I began to see the similarities:
Nature is a gentle, gradual enfolding-just like how a seed turns into a beautiful flower.
Even my detailed business plan and financial projections did not prepare me for the “true success” of how Grassroots has enfolded, flourished, blossomed. The joy, appreciation, gratitude, and sense of community are a few of the glorious gifts that I have received during this business venture.
In nature several plants need the existence and certain make-up of other plants to survive.
Our garden consist of: 14 creative, inspiring Stylist, a talented and compassionate Manicurist/Reiki Practitioner and devoted, friendly desk staff who are all a major part of the core of Grassroots. And then there is “YOU” our loyal clients, our Grassroots Family. Without these wonderful people Grassroots would have not grown to where it is today.
One of Life’s Unstoppable Forces is the need to establish relationships and to connect with one another.
With the help and support of Mandala Life Media, our website was evolved. This has been an amazing tool for us to share our story and provide us the opportunity to get to know “YOU” on a more personal level. It has been great to see what you are involved in and what brings you joy outside of your time with us at the salon.
I also enjoy seeing the blog post from my team members as they unleash their creativity and how significant they play a part in the brilliance of Grassroots.
Plants, Animals, People, Spirit-We are all interconnected.
At the end of the retreat we had to write a poem to express how we think we have shifted in becoming an Organic Leader. By all means, I am not a writer or poet. This definitely posed a challenge for me; and by sharing it here is even “more out of my box” than usual. This poem is a representation of my interconnections to my team members and to my clients, who I stand behind while they are seated in my styling chair.
An Organic Haircut
I have always listened. C’mon I know you. You don’t like to see a lot of red, don’t take no more than an inch off, not a lot of product.
Now I listen wholeheartedly, fully present. With a set of ears that are not my own. I hear your joy, your pain. I learn your hearts desires and what makes your heart ache. I feel you, see you, see through you.
The inner beauty that lies within- I now know “YOU”.
Now the usual. Turn the chair around; take a look in the mirror. “Do you like what you see”?
With my new set of eyes I look at the reflection of the two of us. I look closer. Still closer. Our images become “ONE”. NOW I can see…
I am in “YOU” and “YOU” are in “Me”!
Here is wishing you an Organic Holiday Season. Enjoy your connections with family, friends and loved ones. We look forward to servicing you into the year 2010, ORGANICALLY- creating relationships and conditions for new seeds to grow.