Busy-ness or being busy is behind what we call work.
What drives business is about as clear as what drives sexuality. It is a subconscious mix of thought, hormone, patterns and drive.
Francis Ford Coppola in a recent interview said:
If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before? I always like to say that cinema without risk is like having no sex and expecting to have a baby. You have to take a risk.
He could have been talking about any business.
In a business environment, we are removed from the sanctity of our home and family, asked to exercise our brilliance and creativity, and generally try to look and act like successful, confident people while at the job. That’s a pretty sexy combination of factors on just about anyone.
So how do we manage this balancing act between the most natural outgrowth of attraction and the abuse of power, manipulation, and control – also known as sexual boundaries? Very carefully.
Our sexuality is a major force enabling us to be highly productive, can inspire us to work harder than we might otherwise, and can even bring out the best in us creatively and intellectually. Rather than trying to be a stripped-down (or buttoned-up) version of yourself, it’s a better idea to simply channel your sexual energy into the work you do … as long as you stop short of sharing it with your co-workers.
But asking anyone, male or female, to leave their sexuality out of the business environment is not a viable solution.
Instead, let us think about what makes us who we are, and contemplate on getting our higher selves to lead us forward towards abundance.