There are three emotional states that can catch hold of the entrepreneurial peace builder as she is building her project:
- The fear which is accompanied by every new decision
- The exhilaration when a client is helped and “closed’
- The dread of returning to working for “the Man”
The employee mindset is built on the idea of stability, predictability and “money that will always be there.”
The employee mindset still dominates, even in our post-Industrial world.
This mindset also tolerates bad behavior, ego driven decision making, and gives away its autonomy for dollars.
The detoxification process than the savvy peace builder experiences as she moves confidently through dread, fear and exhilaration, while also holding onto her employee life, ensures that—once her definition of success is realized—she will never go back to “golden handcuffs” ever again.
And she’ll be no good to any large organization—other than as an equal to be negotiated with, a competitor to be crushed or a morsel to be gobbled up.
The three emotional states—and their impacts— are integral to overcome because the road back to the “golden handcuffs” is a long one indeed.
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
Email HSCT: firstname.lastname@example.org