In Speaking with Aloha, we continue to be ~ingers.
An ~inger is a doer. The magic sauce of Managing with Aloha is in connecting our values to dynamic verbs that will drive better behaviors, our actions of Aloha. For instance, that is essentially what our recent year-end / year-begin exercise was all about.
Our constant ~ingers are the with Aloha verbs that were inspired by Kūlia i ka nu‘u, the value of accomplishment and achievement. We have referred to them as “the 4 Peaks of our mountain climbing” which is the visual of the book’s chapter 5 on Kūlia i ka nu‘u. They are, Living with Aloha, Working with Aloha, Managing with Aloha, and Leading with Aloha.
Speaking with Aloha, is our core ~inger for Key Concept 5: Language of Intention and our “Language of We.”
Energize your self-talk: Ho‘ohana with the ~ing words of your own choosing: What are your favorites right now, the ones that keep you going? For example, READING is currently one of my hot buttons. Write yours in your journal, and turn them into funky drawings or image stamps like the one below. Doodle them everywhere to value-immerse with them. Use them in your affirmations.
Or you can start to be an ~inger with our core constants as Alaka‘i Managers, for these give you a 5-batch of them! Just fill in these blanks: They will create a journal page you can revisit and revise on a weekly basis.
In Living with Aloha, I will _____.
In Working with Aloha, I will_____.
In Managing with Aloha, I will_____. (how do you channel workplace energies?)
In Leading with Aloha, I will _____. (how do you create workplace energies?)
In Speaking with Aloha, I will_____. (how do you walk your talk?)
Give this just 5 minutes of your morning:
We agreed to keep these short ~ everything below the photo is optional.
Optional Archive Aloha resources complementing today’s affirmation:
- You can see our funky drawing for the 4 Peaks here: Holiday Zing-ing, inspired by Kūlia i ka nu‘u.
- What does the phrase “with Aloha” mean to us? Read more here: Start with two words: “with Aloha”
- For even more on verbs, this post will give you a deeper study, as relates to the productivity distinctions in the box copied below: Desk time, Face time, Ho‘o time.
1. Desk time: Engage your brain
_____% Included here, are intellectual verbs like
Planning, Organizing, Thinking, Writing to Learn
2. Face time: Open up, and Be a Good Receiver
_____% Included here, are social verbs like
Watching and Noticing, Listening, Conversing
3. Ho‘o time: Act and Do. Ho‘o means make it happen
_____% Included here, are movement verbs like
Doing, Taking Action, Hands-on Working (verb-specific to the type of work you do)