The Great Realignment We’ve all heard it – The Great Resignation. I’m excited to hear other people finally talking about it being The Great Reassessment. I like to call it The Great Reassessment and Realignment. Reassessing is great – but you need action.
You need Alignment. Realignment.
One of my core messages is “When there is alignment with our values, our stories and our surroundings, there is alignment within.”
I knew I there was misalignment during the last couple of years at a corporate job, but I didn’t have the language to express it. I just knew things were “off”, and then with more awareness I started seeing more and more disconnects.
I started seeing increasingly poor behaviors, poor language and cultural shifts with more consistency.
I didn’t have the language around personal values at the time.
I didn’t have the language around the stories that the people wanted me to be living.
I didn’t have the language around what was happening around me, my surroundings.
It took me going through a three-year corporate detox to start to see what had been happening.
It was so simple.
But requires so much work.
There was misalignment with my values. To be honest I didn’t even know my core values. I knew the behaviors that I didn’t agree with but I had never gone through any “discover your core values” exercises.
There was misalignment with the stories. When I say “stories” I mean all of the “shoulds” I have been told.
How I should act.
How I should think.
How I should feel.
And if I stepped outside of that story, their story – then was something wrong with me.
Most women reading this will completely be able to relate to this.
There was misalignment with my surroundings. I was told the company culture was collaborative, think like a owner, there is no hierarchy – do the right thing, amongst other things.
But the actual culture, the actual behaviors did not align with the words on the wall. Not at all.
I learned that the hard way. Time and time again their words and my experiences did not align.
The more my experiences did not align, the more I spoke up, the more I was becoming the problem. In retrospect, it was an on-going five-year struggle.
The only words I had towards the end was “toxic workplace culture”.
I didn’t have the tools or the language to describe what was happening; what had happened.
When there was misalignment with my values, my stories, my surroundings, there was misalignment within.
I am living my values.
I am the author of my stories, of my truths.
I am choosing my surroundings.
I have found my alignment.
What areas in your life are in need of Realignment?