A little over a year ago, I was approached by the editor of Ke Ola to write a business column for her magazine. It was a time when I was pulling back on the Writing with Aloha part of my publishing, but the project she outlined became more and more appealing as we talked about what they hoped for, and I aligned their scope with my own values-driven goals (my Ho‘ohana).
Ke Ola has been very supportive of Managing with Aloha over the years, and so they knew exactly what they wanted, asking me to do a series that would share all 19 values, within a one-value-per-article project published in bi-monthly installments, with print distribution on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. Though they welcomed essays that would simply be reprints of selected book excerpts, I have only gone that route once so far (with my Kūlia i ka nu‘u installment in their current November/December 2013 issue), opting instead to reflect on these values anew for myself, and occasionally sharing a look back at my personal MWA story.
Values equip and energize us, and I have totally enjoyed writing these articles: They have prompted me to appreciate recurring lessons even more deeply, or reflect on new learning about these values since MWA was first published 9 years ago.
We’ve now come to the end of year 1 of the project, 5 values into the journey, and I decided to created my own archive of the articles I have written, especially for all of you who may wish to do a newish review of our 19 Values of Aloha as well, injecting some fresh energy into your own VYMTVYL programs: Value Your Month for One — You.
Here are some quick links to RosaSay.com where they are now indexed. They are about 800-words apiece, the size of a single magazine page:
- Kick-off Essay: Why Values? And Why “Manage with Aloha?”
- Aloha is our Rootstalk.
- Ho‘ohana, the Value of Worthwhile Work.
- ‘Imi ola, the Value of Mission and Vision.
- Ho‘omau, the Value of Perseverance.
- Current issue: Kūlia i ka nu‘u, the Value of Achievement.
I hope you enjoy them too.