If We Don’t Care for Our Environment, Our Environment Won’t Care for Us!

Not all of us can do great things.
But we can do small things with great love.”- Mother Teresa

This week:

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Making LOVE part of an organization’s operating system

 “A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large!” Henry Ford

A seismic shift of positive proportions is already well underway in San Diego. In stark counterpoint to silent killers like heart disease, or silent scourges like depression, or not so silent dividers like polarizing political party affiliations, a stronger silent typography has emerged in America’s finest, kindest and most purpose-filled region. Like lotus blossoms that thrive in the murkiest of waters, running equally silent and equally deep, there is a steady emergence of heart-centered individuals, organizations and communities committed to a living from a deeper place of being, where love not fear is the prime driver, and elevating humanity is the goal, aim and purpose.

We have witnessed so many people in the workplace and community who have tired of the sordid spectacle of the 24-hour news cycle.  We have heard their yearning for real substance and significance, with a ravenous hunger for better ways to define success in life and business, as well as a deep thirst for authentic connection and belonging. We’re seeing more and more individuals and organizations saying enough is enough!

Business and community leaders in San Diego are bucking against the status quo; they are consciously choosing to put people whole-heartedly at the center of their organizations, and shifting mind sets, heart sets and skill sets toward a love-centered approach to work and life. These companies know empirically and intuitively that doing well by doing good generates significant positive implications for attracting today’s workforce, connecting more deeply with customers, and making a difference of consequence for our communities.

Employees who are passionate about the work that they do are more loyal, innovative, creative, and inspired, and that translates to great customer experience. They don’t serve others out of obligation, but because of a genuine desire to improve people’s lives.

Sally Hogshead, CEO of Fascinate® and New York Times bestselling author of “How the World Sees You” and “Fascinate,” says, “We all know what good business isn’t. It isn’t working your teams to death. Or prioritizing profits above all else. Or clueless hiring and ruthless firing. And it’s no longer enough to be liked, or respected, or even trusted. To succeed in any crowded and distracted market, you must be loved by customers and employees alike.”

While pockets of innovation are found everywhere, San Diego is helping to lead the way to encourage toward building and sustaining business and community cultures centered on love, not hate. Business is not akin to war.  We must stop talking and acting like it is. Deficit thinking is as dated and destructive as bloodletting. Companies that have the courage to lead with love, do better—often much better. Love is not only appropriate in the context of business, it’s at the very heart of great leadership, and, therefore, the very foundation of a thriving, competitive, sustainable enterprise. When love is intentionally part of an organization’s framework and operationalized in its culture, something transformative and great happens. That’s when you foster loyalty. That’s when you cultivate raving fans. That’s when people love you in return.  No one of us is as powerful as all of us and there is no time for by standing!

Steve Farber, best-selling author whose newest book “Love Is Just Damn Good Business”, was just released on September 27th.

 Dr. Moshe Engelberg, Founder of ResearchWorks and author of “The Amare Wave: Uplifting Business by Putting Love to Work” was just released this month.

 Neville Billimoria, Chief Advocacy Officer & Senior Vice President, Mission Federal Credit Union


Quadruple bottom line thinking focuses on People, Planet, Profit and Purpose…
If We Don’t Care for Our Environment, Our Environment Won’t Care for Us!
Over 11,000 scientists around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’:
“Scientists have a moral obligation to warn humanity of any great threat…From the data we have, it is clear we are facing a climate emergency.”
Here is the complete article if you want access to the data
Scientists warning of climate emergency 2019

How Climate Change Is Clobbering Kids’ Health
Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In that world, any children born today would grow up to witness some happy milestones…

And some kids are doing something about it…
107 Teens Awarded for Launching Their Own Projects to Save Our Oceans from Plastics Pollution:


When it Comes to Climate-Change Adaptation, As Goes California, So Goes…the World
Flames engulf a burning building during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg, California, U.S., on Oct. 27, 2019. It’s almost biblical: Apocalyptic images of fires sweeping through communities. The worst droughts in recorded history, followed by floods overwhelming dams and levees. Homeless encampments. Power outages for millions of people. Is this the “end of California as we know it” and the result of a “failure to live sustainably” as New York Times opinion writer Farhad Manjoo suggested?


Fur Is Falling Out Of Fashion — Even For Queen Elizabeth II:
The Queen’s move to ditch animal fur mimics the average British consumer’s wishes, says Kitty Block, president and chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States, adding the country actually banned fur farming in 2000


Speaking of Fur…


An old Doberman   starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he’s lost

Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old Doberman thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in deep doodoo now!”

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.

Just as the lion is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly,

“Boy, that was one delicious lion! I wonder, if there are any more around here?”

Hearing this, the young lion halts his attack in mid-stride, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

“Whew!,” says the lion, “That was close! That old Doberman nearly had me!”

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the lion. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the lion, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the lion.

The young lion is furious at being made a fool of and says, “Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine!”
Now, the old Doberman sees the lion coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, “What am I going to do now?,” but instead of running, the dog  sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Doberman says……..

“Where’s that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another lion!”

Moral of this story…

Don’t mess with the old dogs… Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!

BS and brilliance only come with age and experience.

If you don’t send this to two ‘old’ goats right away, there will be two fewer people laughing in the world.

Of course, I am in no way insinuating that you are old, just ‘youthfully challenged’.

You did notice the size of the print, didn’t you?


Thanks this week go to Larry H, Steve, Moshe and Larry K, and all of us serving as stewards for our tiny blue planet.

Please pay it forward!

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”
Lao Tzu

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