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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Facebook Live Video from 2022/03/22 - Purpose-Filled Employees & Company Success

Facebook Live Video from 2022/03/22 - Purpose-Filled Employees & Company Success


2022/03/22 - Purpose-Filled Employees & Company Success

[NEW EPISODE] Purpose-Filled Employees & Company Success

Our audience will learn to define the term purpose as it relates to this topic, and discuss the advantages/benefits to the company, the workers, and their customers and clients when time and energy are put into helping employees to find their own purpose and harness their purpose-driven existence to be happier and more productive.

Business owners/employers: Have you been focused only on the company’s mission or purpose? Putting all of your energy into defining your purpose as an employer or company, while neglecting to nurture and cultivate your employees’ quest to find their individual purpose, so that they may be happier, more productive, and successful? 

On Tuesday, March 22, my guest, Patrice Tanaka, Joy Officer and Founder of Joyful Planet, will share her beliefs/methods of cultivating a purpose-filled and joy-filled experience for both the employer and the individual employees. We will define the term purpose as it relates to this topic, and discuss the advantages/benefits to the company, the workers, and their customers and clients when time and energy are put into helping employees to find their own purpose and harness their purpose-driven existence to be happier and more productive.

Tune in next week for a great discussion, and for tips on how to attain the win-win approach that Patrice uses with her client companies!

Tune in for this informative conversation at or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.

Show Notes

Segment 1

Eric introduces his guest, Patrice Tanaka, founder of Joyful Planet, which focuses on helping individuals and organizations discover and actively live their purpose to unleash greater success, fulfillment and joy as individuals, as part of a community, and as a business. Patrice talks about her career. Prior to starting Joyful Planet, she had a career in PR and marketing for many years. She really enjoyed it, but decided to move on to a new chapter in her life. Patrice says that the two most important things she had done since then was to discover and articulate the business purpose for her first agency, and discovered and articulated a life purpose for herself. Both of these actions were so powerful that she realized maybe she should focus on purpose in her current consultancy, Joyful Planet. Patrice and Eric discuss the meaning and differences of the mission statement and purpose statements as it relates to business.

Segment 2

Eric continues his conversation with Patrice on purpose statements and how companies like Google keep their statements short instead of having a lengthy mission statement which may not get across with viewers. Patrice talks about steps companies can take to raise employees' awareness of their own purpose and mission. She says companies could articulate their own business purpose so employees can understand what they're trying to do. What Patrice does is conduct workshops and webinars to help employees and employers discover their life purpose. She works with employers one on one. She helps them find the alignment between their individual purpose and purpose within their business to help drive their organization or company forward. Patrice offers an hour long webinar to help employees understand the importance of purpose. She also sends a questionnaire; with this, they are able to create their purpose statement. Patrice helps employers and employees realize their life purpose statement as something that is galvanizing and inspiring not only for others but most importantly themselves to own their power.

Segment 3

Eric and Patrice talk about what happens when an employee finds that their purpose does not align with the company’s purpose. Patrice says that if you don’t know what your life purpose is, you can’t actively live your purpose and understand whether your unhappiness for instance is due to not being in the right place or because of not having the ideal employer. She mentions employers fear that their employee may leave after realizing their life purpose. But either employers and employees not discovering this makes it a lose-lose situation. Patrice also mentions the Great Resignation. But she says that purpose isn’t always about your job. She emphasizes the fact that it's called a life purpose, to be fulfilled with your life and workplace together. Eric agrees with Patrice and makes a point that one can move across the country to get a fresh start, which is great. But if you don’t work to solve your internal issues, your problems can follow you no matter what job or place you move to. They also discuss the various benefits of discovering your life purpose.

Segment 4

Segment 4
Eric asks Patrice about whether she sees a great need for purpose driven employees in light of the pandemic and how it has impacted this issue. Patrice talks about how we've had a lot of time to think and reevaluate our lives. This is what she says is making people think a lot about their purpose and how we can leverage our talents and expertise in service and for the planet. She says that these trying times have made us realize that we have to work together and support each other locally as well. There's an awareness that has affected many of us to want to find our purpose and ways to be fulfilled in this precious life that we have. Patrice mentions a quote by Mark Twain that “"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." You can get in touch with Patrice Tanaka through email or visit You can also search for Patrice Tanaka on Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram as well as @sambagal on Twitter.


00:00:39.870 --> 00:00:46.950 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Good evening, welcome to employment law today i'm your host erick solver i'm an employment law and business law attorney.

00:00:47.280 --> 00:00:55.200 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And I host this weekly live talk radio show, and this live video broadcast every Tuesday night from 5pm 6pm.

00:00:55.530 --> 00:01:04.890 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Where I have guests, to discuss some of the most innovative novel and challenging employment and business issues that companies and entrepreneurs.

00:01:05.220 --> 00:01:24.030 Eric Sarver, Esq.: and employers are facing through these challenging times now tonight i'm very pleased to announce very special guests here with us on the show, and my guest tonight is Patrice technical founder and chief joy officer and joyful planet MC Patrice welcome to the show.

00:01:24.750 --> 00:01:26.250 Patrice Tanaka: Thank you and aloha.

00:01:27.150 --> 00:01:35.040 Eric Sarver, Esq.: aloha to you too, and I asked them why in there that let's go back for a bit you trace back and good to have you.

00:01:35.430 --> 00:01:42.960 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I will introduce the topic first I just know a little something for our audience tonight, our loyal listeners if I look different tonight.

00:01:43.290 --> 00:01:53.220 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I eat without the background and if I look at about six foot five on the screen and the weird angles, because my computer tech issues, thank God for iphones and.

00:01:53.760 --> 00:02:01.260 Eric Sarver, Esq.: cell phone footage so we're making it happen, but if that's a little unusual media today the benefit look about six foot five years so.

00:02:02.280 --> 00:02:06.540 Eric Sarver, Esq.: great to have you on Jesus, hopefully, everyone can hear me okay and see okay.

00:02:07.770 --> 00:02:08.100 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Okay, OK.

00:02:08.130 --> 00:02:09.330 Patrice Tanaka: OK so maybe yes.

00:02:10.470 --> 00:02:19.500 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yes, great to have you and D, let me introduce our topic and i'll talk a bit about Patrice is background, and then we can get to our questions and.

00:02:20.040 --> 00:02:27.090 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Our topic tonight folks is a purpose phil toys and company's success and we're talking about.

00:02:27.720 --> 00:02:40.980 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Really business owners that employers, the question is, have you been focus only on your company's mission or purpose right are you putting all your energy into defining your the company's mission.

00:02:41.820 --> 00:02:54.960 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Your purpose your goals, while perhaps neglecting to nurture and cultivate your employees in their quest to find their individual purpose, so that they may be happier more productive and successful.

00:02:55.500 --> 00:03:03.630 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, too often, we find that employers and corporations are focused on cultivating this greater sense of purpose for the company or a CEO.

00:03:04.140 --> 00:03:10.050 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And we all heard about various retreats and workshops to discover the organization's passion.

00:03:10.620 --> 00:03:18.060 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And their focus enroll in the larger scheme, and that can be a driving force behind the services or product line and that's a good start.

00:03:18.540 --> 00:03:22.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: But a lot of companies don't realize the value which we'll talk about tonight.

00:03:22.650 --> 00:03:34.620 Eric Sarver, Esq.: In focusing similar efforts on encouraging and facilitating the individual employees journey right and finding their own life purpose what brings the employee true joy.

00:03:34.980 --> 00:03:44.550 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What is their greater mission of service in the world, how does that mission or purpose align with their work and with the company's goals and objectives and how might it not aligned with the company.

00:03:45.210 --> 00:03:52.380 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So tonight's episode of employment law today, as I mentioned our guest is Patrice Tanaka and she will share.

00:03:52.680 --> 00:04:01.530 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Hercules and the methods of cultivating this purpose filled and joy filled experience for both the employer and the individual employees.

00:04:01.860 --> 00:04:12.840 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And, really, really pleased to have him Patrice on the show tonight and again Patrice, thank you for your patience with some of the tech issues coming into the show on my end, but I think we're I think we're okay now.

00:04:14.400 --> 00:04:15.060 Patrice Tanaka: Sound.

00:04:15.720 --> 00:04:19.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Great great I hear you loud and clear as well alright so.

00:04:20.190 --> 00:04:30.240 Eric Sarver, Esq.: My point introduce you to our audience, as I mentioned that you are the founder and chief joy Officer of joyful planet Patrice is also a best selling author.

00:04:30.810 --> 00:04:43.320 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Public speaker on business and life purpose and she's a serial entrepreneur and co founder of three award winning PR and marketing agencies and the consultancy joyful planning.

00:04:43.680 --> 00:04:58.320 Eric Sarver, Esq.: which focuses on helping individuals and organizations to discover and actively live their purpose to unleash greater success fulfillment and joy in their personal lives workplaces and communities.

00:04:59.130 --> 00:05:05.340 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Patrice is also the Co author of the best selling books beat the curve and performance 360.

00:05:05.760 --> 00:05:16.500 Eric Sarver, Esq.: where she writes about life and organizational purpose and Patrice tannic has been honored by any professional and civic organizations have to numerous to mention, too, is really impressive the trees.

00:05:17.310 --> 00:05:26.790 Eric Sarver, Esq.: what's more important to know about trees that she's based in New York City, but home to her, is why she mentioned aloha aloha spirit, where she was born and raised.

00:05:27.390 --> 00:05:44.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And she has committed to living a life without aloha spirit and you can finally reach the trees, the trees, a dremel calm or give you a chance to in the show to share all of your social media and contact information so Patrice yeah great to have you on and welcome to the show.

00:05:45.390 --> 00:05:50.250 Patrice Tanaka: Thank you Eric i'm excited to be here on the second day of spring yes.

00:05:51.330 --> 00:05:53.250 Eric Sarver, Esq.: that's right, it is a second day of spring is it.

00:05:55.140 --> 00:05:55.620 Patrice Tanaka: fully.

00:05:56.100 --> 00:05:59.520 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yes, I went I went for a walk around the city on my lunch.

00:06:00.540 --> 00:06:09.750 Eric Sarver, Esq.: break today science he looks at work and then just taking that Tyler usually a lot of lunch just walk around and check out the Nice weather yeah it's great to do that.

00:06:11.130 --> 00:06:14.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So let me ask you Patrice question there about.

00:06:15.660 --> 00:06:25.800 Eric Sarver, Esq.: About you just tell me more about yourself i'm like, for example, how did your career additionally starting out and what particular salad joyful planet becoming an author.

00:06:27.060 --> 00:06:30.600 Patrice Tanaka: yeah Thank you Eric i'm thrilled to be here and.

00:06:31.770 --> 00:06:35.310 Patrice Tanaka: Thank you for that question, let me think well.

00:06:36.630 --> 00:06:49.800 Patrice Tanaka: Prior to starting joyful planet which I did in January 2016 I had a long career in PR and marketing in fact over that time 35 plus years.

00:06:50.160 --> 00:07:07.830 Patrice Tanaka: I co founded three PR and marketing agencies, and I really loved you know my time in PR but after the surgery, you know acquisition and integration of of my agency, I decided I would leave.

00:07:08.880 --> 00:07:18.390 Patrice Tanaka: In August 2015 and do something else I wasn't sure what it wasn't going to be PR and marketing and I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do.

00:07:19.740 --> 00:07:34.770 Patrice Tanaka: So in thinking about you know what my next consultancy would be I just kind of surveyed my my life and career to date and I realized that the two most important things I ever did.

00:07:35.220 --> 00:07:41.700 Patrice Tanaka: was one to discover and articulate the business purpose for my first agency.

00:07:43.470 --> 00:07:49.380 Patrice Tanaka: And then some years later, discovered and articulated a life purpose for myself.

00:07:49.860 --> 00:07:51.840 Patrice Tanaka: And the result of these two.

00:07:51.900 --> 00:07:52.770 actions.

00:07:53.940 --> 00:08:04.530 Patrice Tanaka: were so powerful and produce so much of what I expressed in my business purpose, and in my life purpose, then.

00:08:05.370 --> 00:08:07.170 Patrice Tanaka: You know I realized that.

00:08:07.470 --> 00:08:10.230 Patrice Tanaka: Maybe I should focus on purpose.

00:08:10.320 --> 00:08:10.800 Patrice Tanaka: In my.

00:08:10.830 --> 00:08:19.650 Patrice Tanaka: consultancy joyful planet which is actually the name of my consultancy is dead, but it's also my vision for the planet is.

00:08:19.740 --> 00:08:21.720 Patrice Tanaka: Is 9.7 billion.

00:08:21.810 --> 00:08:22.440 People.

00:08:23.790 --> 00:08:28.560 Patrice Tanaka: Is it 9.7 or 6.97 I think it's six 7.9.

00:08:28.620 --> 00:08:30.480 Patrice Tanaka: billion people are.

00:08:31.110 --> 00:08:43.170 Patrice Tanaka: yeah exactly and growing every day are living their life purpose and leveraging their talents their expertise and their passion in service of other people and our planet.

00:08:44.850 --> 00:08:56.460 Patrice Tanaka: If so, together, we could create a much more joyful planet, so I decided i'm going to try to make inroads in helping people individuals to discover.

00:08:56.880 --> 00:09:08.790 Patrice Tanaka: So they can actively live their life purpose and at the same time, work with organizations to help them discover, so they could operationalize their business purpose and.

00:09:09.330 --> 00:09:28.440 Patrice Tanaka: contribute in that way, so my joyful planet is all about life purpose and organizational purpose so i'm actually doing what i'm most passionate about and every day is is exciting for me and very fulfilling and and very joyful to so.

00:09:28.860 --> 00:09:29.820 Patrice Tanaka: Here we are today.

00:09:30.570 --> 00:09:34.530 Patrice Tanaka: And i've talked about joyful planet, thank you very much.

00:09:35.910 --> 00:09:45.150 Eric Sarver, Esq.: that's great Patrice you know I love what you said about it sort of the imagining each person reaching their actions and their purpose their potential there joy.

00:09:45.570 --> 00:09:53.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And what that might do for the planet, I think it's a great point you know we all see read the news every day like we see the tragedy of.

00:09:54.090 --> 00:10:05.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: People were clearly not living in a joyful or mindful way or compassionate way it's I think it's great that you were able to you're able to take what you did for yourself.

00:10:06.240 --> 00:10:20.310 Eric Sarver, Esq.: In 2015 your own sort of I hear I hear I can inner journey, perhaps right, and then you realize that this is what you wanted to do to help others cultivate awareness of their own purpose and joy I think that's terrific.

00:10:21.750 --> 00:10:29.880 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I can tell that to be a good guest when we first were connected, and you know we just we use the word purpose, and I use the word mission.

00:10:30.360 --> 00:10:39.570 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So far, today and it's you know I think about how we um we hear those terms purpose and mission, a lot these days don't and human corporate circles right.

00:10:40.380 --> 00:10:56.790 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So i'm wondering like keynotes definitions, as a lawyer, I like to define terms that are out there, how do you define the terms purpose driven or personal mission as they relate to say companies and impress individual employees and workers, yes.

00:10:57.120 --> 00:11:05.520 Patrice Tanaka: Thank you for clarifying yeah um yeah a mission statement, a mission statement for organizations, including.

00:11:06.390 --> 00:11:17.850 Patrice Tanaka: Businesses have really evolved over the past 50 years since a management consultant Peter drucker started writing about the importance of a company's mission statement.

00:11:18.600 --> 00:11:30.150 Patrice Tanaka: In the 1970s, saying that a business is not defined by its name statutes or articles of incorporation it is defined by the business mission.

00:11:30.750 --> 00:11:39.420 Patrice Tanaka: And he said only a clear definition of the mission and purpose of the organization makes possible clear and realistic business objectives.

00:11:39.810 --> 00:11:52.350 Patrice Tanaka: Now, over the past 50 years there have companies have actually taken that to heart and what they've done at times is to articulate very lengthy.

00:11:53.100 --> 00:12:10.380 Patrice Tanaka: mission statements trying to cover a lot of territory, including their target customers and markets, the products and services that they they offer the geographic domain that they they work in the core technologies that they're.

00:12:11.400 --> 00:12:32.460 Patrice Tanaka: That they offer, and also the the public image that they're hoping to project now that's a lot of information to try to communicate in one in one sentence or one paragraph right and it can be mind numbing and unmemorable for everyone, including key stakeholders and those.

00:12:34.440 --> 00:12:45.570 Patrice Tanaka: Were were meant for key stakeholders to really understand and to get behind and to get excited by but if they're so mind numbingly.

00:12:46.830 --> 00:13:00.630 Patrice Tanaka: boring nobody's going to memorize nobody's gonna remember, so I think if you have a mission that is long and lengthy and people too much information.

00:13:00.930 --> 00:13:03.030 Patrice Tanaka: You also need to have a purpose.

00:13:04.140 --> 00:13:06.000 Patrice Tanaka: To separately communicate.

00:13:07.350 --> 00:13:15.240 Patrice Tanaka: You know how your organization creates value for all of its stakeholders, not just shareholders but all.

00:13:16.710 --> 00:13:21.360 Patrice Tanaka: including employees customers clients suppliers.

00:13:23.160 --> 00:13:32.880 Patrice Tanaka: shareholders and the community at large and, importantly, how your company or your organization serves the greater good so.

00:13:33.690 --> 00:13:40.950 Patrice Tanaka: A purpose statement, as you can tell, is going to be a lot more compelling and it's going to really.

00:13:42.270 --> 00:13:54.900 Patrice Tanaka: be pretty memorable if it's written well to really get people to understand this is who we are and this is what we are proudly doing to serve everyone okay.

00:13:55.320 --> 00:13:55.800 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Now some.

00:13:55.890 --> 00:13:57.570 Patrice Tanaka: of my favorite.

00:13:58.980 --> 00:14:08.850 Patrice Tanaka: Business purpose statements are succinct and because and memorable and compelling like and I have a few examples Deloitte.

00:14:10.200 --> 00:14:13.350 Patrice Tanaka: Their business purpose is to make a positive enduring.

00:14:13.860 --> 00:14:34.050 Patrice Tanaka: impact that matters that's only seven words Okay, but make a positive enduring impact that matters that's kind of exciting, even for a B2B company like Deloitte right Google says their purpose is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

00:14:34.680 --> 00:14:46.710 Patrice Tanaka: And that's exactly in a nutshell, what Google does, I mean if they tried to cram every single product and service into their you know into their purpose, you lose people halfway.

00:14:47.070 --> 00:14:54.330 Patrice Tanaka: So the purpose really has to say how we serve the greater good, and they do microsoft's.

00:14:54.360 --> 00:14:55.470 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Business purpose to.

00:14:55.470 --> 00:15:07.590 Patrice Tanaka: empower to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more that's 11 words okay that's pretty clear right and then Unilever.

00:15:08.940 --> 00:15:11.580 Patrice Tanaka: Their business purpose statement is for words.

00:15:11.730 --> 00:15:15.030 Patrice Tanaka: The shortest business purpose that I know.

00:15:16.290 --> 00:15:33.870 Patrice Tanaka: Lee make sustainable living commonplace for words and you know that every single one of their 150,000 employees globally know what the business purpose of Unilever is right.

00:15:34.080 --> 00:15:46.710 Patrice Tanaka: You know that there R amp D people know exactly what senior management expects of you know, innovation into right they're not looking for incremental product and service.

00:15:47.280 --> 00:16:07.290 Patrice Tanaka: enhancements they're looking for you know products that make sustainable living commonplace, so the best thing that a company could do is to be very succinct and leave no words to hide behind make every word work hard in your purpose statement and make it crystal clear.

00:16:08.400 --> 00:16:10.440 Patrice Tanaka: Especially for all of your employees, if you.

00:16:10.440 --> 00:16:12.420 Patrice Tanaka: Have 150,000 employees.

00:16:12.600 --> 00:16:13.260 Patrice Tanaka: You want to make.

00:16:13.350 --> 00:16:18.000 Patrice Tanaka: Sure, all 150,000 know what you're focused on doing.

00:16:18.420 --> 00:16:19.290 Eric Sarver, Esq.: For writer.

00:16:19.650 --> 00:16:20.700 Patrice Tanaka: Stakeholders right.

00:16:21.270 --> 00:16:33.300 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Let me just say one thing about that certainly that Satan brevity is so key in terms of powerful i'd love to talk more about that with us, we have our first commercial break time flies when we're having fun.

00:16:33.420 --> 00:16:33.930 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And so.

00:16:34.140 --> 00:16:42.960 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I just tell our audience that you are watching and listening to employ a lot today i'm your host erick soccer here today and talk through nyc with my guest.

00:16:43.290 --> 00:16:58.470 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Our guest Patrice Tanaka dreadful planet, when we come back we'll talk more about purpose, including some of the initial steps that companies and employers can take to raise employee individual awareness and discover their own purpose so stay tuned we'll be right back.

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00:19:13.980 --> 00:19:20.310 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Back folks to employment laws in hey i'm your host erick solder, employment law and business law attorney.

00:19:20.760 --> 00:19:31.440 Eric Sarver, Esq.: here tonight with our guest my guest miss Patrice tenneco, who is the chief joy officer I love that title Patrice and founder of the consulting firm agency.

00:19:31.800 --> 00:19:39.840 Eric Sarver, Esq.: joyful planet and we're talking about this issue of helping employer employees rather and employers, but employees to discover.

00:19:40.170 --> 00:19:43.950 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Their own purpose we're talking about become important is for companies.

00:19:44.250 --> 00:19:54.270 Eric Sarver, Esq.: and business owners to encourage that that individual purpose finding soul searching so Patrice you really had some great points there if I could just recap, a couple things that.

00:19:54.630 --> 00:20:04.860 Eric Sarver, Esq.: jumped out at me you mentioned a few couple companies, there you know, Google and Microsoft and a couple others where they have a very short mission statement and just five words and 11 words.

00:20:05.850 --> 00:20:15.210 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And I think I know the same because it's like we've all seen those you know, three, paragraph say mission statements and kind of don't they don't.

00:20:15.900 --> 00:20:25.920 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Cover so much that they get diluted water down and it's one thing we learned is attorneys legal writing is that if you more concise and direct to the point and succinct.

00:20:26.250 --> 00:20:33.480 Eric Sarver, Esq.: you're much more likely to make a powerful impact than if it's fairly lengthy and flowery and you know legally so so that was good to know.

00:20:34.290 --> 00:20:43.350 Eric Sarver, Esq.: that you share that that brevity be key and I wanted to ask you, like you know something more about this in your books.

00:20:43.830 --> 00:20:53.190 Eric Sarver, Esq.: beat the curve and performance 360 I know you discuss how companies can I work productivity and sustain happier employees and increase customer or client satisfaction.

00:20:53.910 --> 00:21:09.540 Eric Sarver, Esq.: by cultivating a purpose enjoy so I guess my question for you, there is, can you share with us Patrice thing what are some of the initial steps that companies and employers can take to raise the employees individual awareness of their own purpose and mission.

00:21:10.410 --> 00:21:12.390 Patrice Tanaka: yeah Thank you that's a great question.

00:21:12.810 --> 00:21:16.230 Patrice Tanaka: I think, companies should.

00:21:18.810 --> 00:21:20.760 Patrice Tanaka: articulate their own.

00:21:21.090 --> 00:21:30.930 Patrice Tanaka: Business purpose right so that employees understand what the company is trying to do, and then, once they've done that invite employees.

00:21:31.770 --> 00:21:43.050 Patrice Tanaka: To find a way to align their individual purpose with the organization's purpose, and in this way, create greater engagement to drive the business forward now.

00:21:43.680 --> 00:21:53.490 Patrice Tanaka: The way that employers can really support employees to do this because discovering your life purpose is something everybody thinks is important but.

00:21:54.180 --> 00:22:05.010 Patrice Tanaka: People don't usually think it's an urgent thing to do, I actually think it's important and urgent and, in fact, if you do it now, rather than later.

00:22:05.970 --> 00:22:17.160 Patrice Tanaka: It will inform every decision that you make going forward to make you to help you efficiently accomplish what's most important to you in life, so if employers.

00:22:17.520 --> 00:22:29.850 Patrice Tanaka: would say hire someone like me who actually conducts workshops and webinars like discover your life and leadership purpose for their employees to help them.

00:22:30.930 --> 00:22:50.730 Patrice Tanaka: understand why it's important for them to discover, so they can actively live their life purpose sooner rather than later, and then I work with employees, one on one to help them finalize their life purpose statement because I really believe that purpose statement should be.

00:22:51.750 --> 00:22:56.220 Patrice Tanaka: Accurate inspiring and galvanizing because that's how you're going to.

00:22:56.580 --> 00:23:12.390 Patrice Tanaka: help employees to embrace their purpose and then actively live that purpose if their own life purpose doesn't inspire them to action, then it's not really working that hard as a life purpose statement and, once they have.

00:23:13.170 --> 00:23:22.170 Patrice Tanaka: Their life purpose statement and have clarity about that, then they can try to find the alignment between their individual life purpose.

00:23:22.500 --> 00:23:40.230 Patrice Tanaka: And the purpose of the organization and employers should encourage people to find that alignment, you know, because what you want to do is really kind of unleashed the passion and purpose of everyone in your workforce to help you drive.

00:23:41.310 --> 00:23:42.990 Patrice Tanaka: The business purpose of the.

00:23:44.310 --> 00:23:50.820 Patrice Tanaka: Right it's an important step to create that engagement to help drive the organization forward.

00:23:51.840 --> 00:23:53.970 Eric Sarver, Esq.: got it I see so here.

00:23:55.200 --> 00:24:09.360 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Are your goals and what you're doing with the companies, for example, helping them to cultivate awareness within their employees, I heard you mentioned some steps if I remember correctly Patrice did you mentioned, like the workshops or.

00:24:10.410 --> 00:24:20.490 Eric Sarver, Esq.: retreats or focusing on one on one counseling or those all the sort of like the action steps that you take with employers, employees difference.

00:24:20.880 --> 00:24:31.290 Patrice Tanaka: here's the thing because i'm not trying to create busy work for myself right I started and run three agencies and it's all about efficiency.

00:24:31.530 --> 00:24:37.800 Patrice Tanaka: You know, creating great work producing great work in the most efficient way, so when I thought about.

00:24:38.220 --> 00:24:53.850 Patrice Tanaka: Helping individuals to discover, so they can more actively live their life purpose actually thought about what is the most efficient way to do this, and so what I offer is an hour long webinar so i'm telling you know, trying to make the case to.

00:24:54.990 --> 00:25:05.820 Patrice Tanaka: Employees for why they should make time to discover, so they can actively live their life purpose, then I work with them very efficiently via email only.

00:25:06.990 --> 00:25:15.210 Patrice Tanaka: To help them finalize their life purpose I send they get an 11 question questionnaire and they are guided.

00:25:15.600 --> 00:25:28.620 Patrice Tanaka: to write the first iteration of their life purpose statement once they answer those 11 questions their own responses to those 11 questions should inform the LIFE purpose statement they.

00:25:29.760 --> 00:25:38.010 Patrice Tanaka: come up with, and again that's the first iteration of their purpose and then they email it to me I look and see what they wrote in terms of.

00:25:38.340 --> 00:25:52.110 Patrice Tanaka: Their responses to the 11 to the 11 questions I read what they wrote, as the first iteration of their life purpose statement and in I would say 95% of the time, I will have to.

00:25:52.770 --> 00:26:03.930 Patrice Tanaka: tweak I always use the word tweak and sometimes it's a major restatement or putting the hamburger into between the button because they're missing that.

00:26:06.720 --> 00:26:20.010 Patrice Tanaka: You know and and really helping them to craft, something that is inspiring and galvanizing and a lot of times, people who are used to writing and not used to claiming their their power.

00:26:20.460 --> 00:26:37.470 Patrice Tanaka: don't they write in a very understated way, which is not going to inspire and galvanizing so I write it as if they're the hero or shiro of their own life so they get excited by their own life purpose statement and actually want to live that purpose.

00:26:39.960 --> 00:26:50.760 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Oh sorry yeah I hear that it seems as if there's two things going on there right, I think, number one hearing it excellent detail the ways in which you.

00:26:51.300 --> 00:27:02.190 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Help your help, the employees, where do you want, along with them some examples of the email questionnaire I like that part about you know, making them a hero or shiro and they wrote the story.

00:27:03.300 --> 00:27:16.620 Eric Sarver, Esq.: of just sort of make it more powerful and not understated I think people have the right, have a difficult time owning their own power and owning their own purpose like we're taught, you know we shouldn't brag or boast we should.

00:27:16.770 --> 00:27:30.540 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Try you know it right, but yet only ones on power is not becoming our bad knowing we're not talking about you know conquering you know the different continents here we're talking about he'd say.

00:27:31.230 --> 00:27:42.990 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Getting in touch with one's awareness of what they want to do the service keep give value received value, and so I guess like you wonder.

00:27:43.770 --> 00:27:55.950 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Can the employers also create a certain environment that cultivates an employee to and like say safe enough to explore their purpose that employee themselves.

00:27:56.310 --> 00:28:00.570 Patrice Tanaka: yeah you know that's a really good point, and you know Microsoft, has done a lot of.

00:28:01.290 --> 00:28:09.150 Patrice Tanaka: Work and spent a lot of money to determine that psychological safety is key to high performing teams right.

00:28:09.540 --> 00:28:24.540 Patrice Tanaka: And so it would be who have any input here to try to create psychological safety, and you know, and this process of discovering helping employees to discover their individual life purpose is.

00:28:25.620 --> 00:28:28.800 Patrice Tanaka: Is kind of evidence of we want to support you.

00:28:29.130 --> 00:28:38.910 Patrice Tanaka: And here is a specific way that we're going to help you to do that because it's in your best interest in our best interest and in.

00:28:40.170 --> 00:28:56.160 Patrice Tanaka: humanity's best interests if you are fully cognizant of what you are meant to do in your very brief and limited time on earth right, I mean, and this is a, this is a great.

00:28:57.720 --> 00:29:09.540 Patrice Tanaka: professional development opportunity for employees, because it says to the employees wow they're offered me this opportunity and if I quit I take that with me.

00:29:10.140 --> 00:29:19.740 Patrice Tanaka: And if I stay it's all about developing me as a person, not just developing my personal my professional skills right, so it really.

00:29:20.310 --> 00:29:42.420 Patrice Tanaka: places value on the employee as a person, and we want you to develop as a person, because you're going to be better yes at work, but you're going to be better, you know, in your whole life that is the most enlightened guide of employer that employees are hungry for.

00:29:43.140 --> 00:29:53.370 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Right right, I definitely see that being a trend that employer needs understand that it's not a zero sum game it's not as if the employee is when.

00:29:53.670 --> 00:30:02.190 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Is the employer is laws it's actually offices to win, win, and I want to hear more about that from you, but we do you have to take our next commercial break.

00:30:03.210 --> 00:30:12.690 Eric Sarver, Esq.: When we come back, we talking more about the benefits to companies in that sense into a cultivation of employee service and we'll talk about what happens when employees.

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00:32:35.010 --> 00:32:44.580 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Welcome back to employment law today once again i'm your host erick saw her employment law business law attorney does my passion my mission my purpose is to help.

00:32:44.970 --> 00:32:53.910 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Companies and business owners with their employment Labor and business needs and challenges and i'm joined tonight by another passionate.

00:32:54.810 --> 00:33:07.350 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Really visionary person here my guest or guests Patrice Annika chief joy officer and also founder of joyful climate consultant agency really focus on becoming.

00:33:07.650 --> 00:33:14.430 Eric Sarver, Esq.: employer is companies and their employees find their mission find that purpose right find their if their soul what drives.

00:33:15.090 --> 00:33:28.320 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So Patrice you had a really great point so far and I also appreciate, you know i'm in a little bit different situation with my some tech issues going on here my side, but hopefully you guys can all hear me and see me okay.

00:33:29.550 --> 00:33:34.680 Eric Sarver, Esq.: on the screen I don't see myself that, hopefully, you can see me and hear me as we're having a conversation.

00:33:36.540 --> 00:33:50.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Great okay so Patrice I wondered, you know we're talking about the importance of finding purpose, can we talk a little bit about like what happens let's say if an employee is.

00:33:51.210 --> 00:34:05.370 Eric Sarver, Esq.: In doing this work or soul searching they find their purpose, what is the purpose is not aligned with the companies is that was that was quote unquote week, the time for the company was that a lot or was it actually see the benefit.

00:34:06.990 --> 00:34:10.410 Patrice Tanaka: here's the thing if you don't know what your purpose is.

00:34:10.920 --> 00:34:12.180 Patrice Tanaka: Then you you're not.

00:34:12.210 --> 00:34:25.470 Patrice Tanaka: Living your purpose right, and so a lot of times, people are somewhat unfulfilled dissatisfied at their companies and they blame it on the employer.

00:34:27.030 --> 00:34:27.330 Eric Sarver, Esq.: But.

00:34:27.390 --> 00:34:35.910 Patrice Tanaka: If you don't know what your purposes there's no way you can actively and fully live your purpose, because if you had clarity about your life purpose.

00:34:36.420 --> 00:34:42.120 Patrice Tanaka: And you're a smart thinking person, you could probably figure out a way how to live your purpose more fully.

00:34:42.720 --> 00:34:52.980 Patrice Tanaka: Through the vehicle of your company right, but if you're if you don't know your purpose and your employer is scared to help you discover your life purpose, because they think that.

00:34:53.550 --> 00:35:07.590 Patrice Tanaka: Then you might think that your purpose is not to work into your company it's really a lose lose because a lot of people feel somewhat unfulfilled because they have they don't have clarity about their.

00:35:07.590 --> 00:35:22.980 Patrice Tanaka: Life, so they assume that it's because of their employer that they're not able to have a you know, a a purposeful life but it's really not the fault of an employer.

00:35:23.430 --> 00:35:32.640 Patrice Tanaka: And, but I think it is the fault of the an employer if they're afraid to help their employees discover their life and leadership purpose.

00:35:34.680 --> 00:35:52.020 Patrice Tanaka: So and here's the thing you know you've heard of the great resignation right so many people are leaving now it's not surprising to me the past two years of pandemic haven't really you know cause people to really evaluate their lives.

00:35:52.020 --> 00:36:07.170 Patrice Tanaka: Right and a lot of people have found it, you know somewhat lacking somewhat less fulfilling than they think it should be, and I think that, because they don't have clarity about their life.

00:36:07.470 --> 00:36:13.920 Patrice Tanaka: and leadership purpose they're just assuming it's because of their job I don't think that's the case, I think it's.

00:36:14.340 --> 00:36:15.120 Patrice Tanaka: They had greater.

00:36:15.150 --> 00:36:34.320 Patrice Tanaka: Clarity they could understand what their purposes and they shouldn't expect that they should be able to live their purpose 100% through their job you're it's called a life purpose, because you live it throughout your entire life in part through your job in part to your personal life.

00:36:34.890 --> 00:36:36.750 Patrice Tanaka: And that's how you live, your life purpose.

00:36:36.750 --> 00:36:37.140 So.

00:36:38.760 --> 00:36:42.690 Patrice Tanaka: Anyway, so that's the reason that I think employers should.

00:36:42.930 --> 00:36:51.120 Patrice Tanaka: Try to deliver try to support employees in discovering their life and leadership purpose, because people are not.

00:36:51.540 --> 00:37:09.450 Patrice Tanaka: You know willingly doing it on their own, they don't even know that that's what's missing and that's why they're feeling unfulfilled but an employer who is reading about how you can motivate and incentivize and galvanize your workforce.

00:37:10.590 --> 00:37:18.120 Patrice Tanaka: kind of understands that you know being purpose driven might be helpful to my am my workforce.

00:37:18.870 --> 00:37:25.050 Eric Sarver, Esq.: there's a lot there that can read points there right, I can maybe give some observations, I think.

00:37:25.650 --> 00:37:25.980 Eric Sarver, Esq.: That you.

00:37:26.220 --> 00:37:33.660 Eric Sarver, Esq.: talked about this fantastic one you know you talked about a point that i've heard from different guests different people.

00:37:34.320 --> 00:37:47.850 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Which is like that the it's like a kind of goes in line with don't put the cart before the horse, like if you if you think that you're going to find satisfaction and the job will give you life purpose.

00:37:48.780 --> 00:37:57.420 Eric Sarver, Esq.: will make you feel fulfilled that it could happen to be a stroke of luck, maybe it sparks a spark in you and you find your purpose but I hear that.

00:37:58.410 --> 00:38:08.340 Eric Sarver, Esq.: If you don't know what your purpose is and you're on a status Tommy then going from company to company B company C is not going to fix it right you're still being it sounds like.

00:38:09.330 --> 00:38:24.450 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Right people who might be unhappy and they pull geographic because aaron's expression they move across the country to Seattle almost say that could be great to get a fresh start, but if they're not internal resolve a certain issues, those issues will follow them to see.

00:38:25.140 --> 00:38:26.820 Patrice Tanaka: Exactly yeah.

00:38:31.320 --> 00:38:32.520 Patrice Tanaka: I know we both want to talk.

00:38:34.020 --> 00:38:36.420 Patrice Tanaka: But you you reminded me of one thing.

00:38:37.500 --> 00:38:55.020 Patrice Tanaka: The only CEO that i've ever heard talk about wanting their employees to live their life purpose through the vehicle of the company is satya nadella the CEO of Microsoft right and I told you earlier microsoft's business purpose.

00:38:56.010 --> 00:39:12.720 Patrice Tanaka: is to empower every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more right, so what nadella wants is for every Microsoft employee to actually live their purpose their individual life purpose through the vehicle.

00:39:12.780 --> 00:39:22.980 Patrice Tanaka: of Microsoft, so they can say I don't work for Microsoft Microsoft works for me and, if you think about it, that is the best retention.

00:39:24.270 --> 00:39:34.830 Patrice Tanaka: Strategy ever right if your employees things working at your company isn't working for them, and so nadella is having his employees, think about.

00:39:35.280 --> 00:39:41.970 Patrice Tanaka: You find the alignment between your life purpose and the purpose of the organization.

00:39:42.810 --> 00:40:04.590 Patrice Tanaka: And that's the way he's hoping to unleash the power and purpose of every employee at Microsoft to grow, the business so it's not a surprise to me that Microsoft under nadella was the first company in corporate America to achieve a trillion dollar valuation right, you need to leash.

00:40:05.730 --> 00:40:15.390 Patrice Tanaka: You know the power and purpose and passion of your workforce, I mean that is the greatest unleash that you could do right.

00:40:16.470 --> 00:40:17.280 Patrice Tanaka: or angel you're.

00:40:19.080 --> 00:40:26.460 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Absolutely right, and I think that's a good point Patrice you know, I think that, on one hand, when you talk about employees.

00:40:26.880 --> 00:40:38.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And their purpose, and then we shouldn't become more powerful, more productive and it's funny because we talked about aligning purpose, and I can I can imagine our vision, yet I think you and I talked about this in.

00:40:39.390 --> 00:40:44.190 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Previous six different ways that that can happen like I could see number a serial number one.

00:40:44.670 --> 00:40:53.220 Eric Sarver, Esq.: were accompanied by a single employee hey if you're passionate about you know, climate change, the environment, you can see, be head up a.

00:40:53.490 --> 00:41:03.690 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Part of our company that works on saying green clients being customer and bringing them in or maybe incorporating that into your job or if you're passionate about and say.

00:41:04.830 --> 00:41:13.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, civil rights, like can you bring in some work is written for organization, where you may be focused on a civil rights cause and so there's ways to align it.

00:41:13.440 --> 00:41:21.750 Eric Sarver, Esq.: With what the company does or maybe there's ways to align your work with the company, so that you feel fulfilled to go to go out into the world.

00:41:22.200 --> 00:41:31.890 Eric Sarver, Esq.: On your time off on your weekends or evenings are the key shift and do your mission do your work, so I know we talked about that, like preparing for the show kind of what.

00:41:32.400 --> 00:41:43.650 Eric Sarver, Esq.: they're different ways to align and purpose, I think it's important you talked about the need for lighting a purpose and we're talking about the different ways that employees employees can do that right so.

00:41:43.770 --> 00:41:53.850 Patrice Tanaka: Right right, but the first step is having clarity about your life purpose right, so that you can actively live it and I find that.

00:41:54.480 --> 00:42:01.680 Patrice Tanaka: You know, as I said to you that you know there's a big trend in corporate America.

00:42:02.100 --> 00:42:11.100 Patrice Tanaka: To be purpose driven organizations right because there's a lot of research showing that purpose, driven organization significantly outperform.

00:42:11.490 --> 00:42:21.840 Patrice Tanaka: Profit only focused organizations, I believe the next level up is purpose driven organizations, driven by purpose driven employees.

00:42:22.170 --> 00:42:32.160 Patrice Tanaka: And that is the piece that employers are have not yet address because there's fear that well if I help my employees.

00:42:32.550 --> 00:42:46.500 Patrice Tanaka: to discover their life and leadership purpose they might discover that it's not to work for me, and you know that is not the worst thing in the world, because if they cannot find alignment between their in individual purpose.

00:42:46.890 --> 00:42:49.740 Patrice Tanaka: and your business purpose and they shouldn't be there.

00:42:50.250 --> 00:42:58.560 Patrice Tanaka: yeah they shouldn't be taking a spot that someone else who can find that the life should be taking up okay.

00:42:59.160 --> 00:43:11.430 Patrice Tanaka: So fear should not you know, be the reason that employers don't want to support employees in discovering their life and leadership purpose, because.

00:43:11.760 --> 00:43:21.810 Patrice Tanaka: it's only going to be to their benefit and that's the research that McKinsey and company have been doing over the past two years, you know the intersection of.

00:43:22.260 --> 00:43:30.930 Patrice Tanaka: Individual purpose and organizational purpose and they have some pretty impressive statements to make about this, saying that.

00:43:31.470 --> 00:43:41.010 Patrice Tanaka: People who are living their purpose at Work Report higher levels of well being that are five times higher than employees who are not living their purpose at work.

00:43:41.520 --> 00:43:53.970 Patrice Tanaka: And then employees who are living their purpose at work are four times more likely to report higher levels of engagement right, which is what the Holy Grail is everyone wants.

00:43:54.000 --> 00:43:55.470 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Engagement well.

00:43:55.530 --> 00:44:08.370 Patrice Tanaka: you've got to engage employees at their point of interest you know they're suffering right, and you know there's, so much so much more that they've revealed to their.

00:44:08.850 --> 00:44:18.690 Patrice Tanaka: Studying of the intersection of life purpose and organizational purpose may say that people who live their purpose at work are more productive than people who don't.

00:44:18.990 --> 00:44:32.100 Patrice Tanaka: they're also healthier more resilient and more likely to stay at the company, these are all great reasons to help your employees discover their life and leadership purpose and then invite them.

00:44:32.640 --> 00:44:36.360 Patrice Tanaka: To find the alignment with your business purpose.

00:44:36.840 --> 00:44:43.890 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Absolutely, I think it was so well said I think you're a excellent point there, but she said, if in a public service their purpose is.

00:44:44.250 --> 00:44:56.310 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Not in alignment, not to be here, wherever here is that the company and the employer better off craft, maybe, maybe party ways, and I think you have such good points about the value benefits.

00:44:56.670 --> 00:45:04.620 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And we want to talk more about this we've got our last commercial break we come back i'm going to ask more about this issue and more about.

00:45:05.370 --> 00:45:18.000 Eric Sarver, Esq.: The greater need for purpose driven employees enlightened coven 19 so stick around partner nyc you're listening to and watching employment law today Patrice technica joyful planet will be right back.

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00:47:18.090 --> 00:47:21.660 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Welcome back folks to employment lot today i'm your host erick.

00:47:23.340 --> 00:47:32.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: slots your needs met with my guest a chief data officer and founder of teufel planet Patrice hannigan and really.

00:47:33.180 --> 00:47:47.400 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Take out some great topics that I appreciate, you know your your insights and your vision into this this important topic of employers helping their employees discover their purpose and align that purpose impossible with the company.

00:47:48.420 --> 00:47:52.440 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I think the compass, you know with a good ground here and we have, I wanted to ask you.

00:47:53.340 --> 00:48:02.460 Eric Sarver, Esq.: last question about something you something you alluded to earlier in the show about coven 19 people discovering their purpose or having awakenings.

00:48:02.940 --> 00:48:15.120 Eric Sarver, Esq.: i'm just wondering like do you see a greater need for purpose driven employees in light of the pandemic and and how is the epidemic impacted this issue of finding one's purpose yeah.

00:48:15.780 --> 00:48:18.420 Patrice Tanaka: What we've all spent a lot of time.

00:48:19.980 --> 00:48:28.560 Patrice Tanaka: Most many of us working from home right and we've had a lot of time to rethink and reevaluate our lives we've seen.

00:48:28.950 --> 00:48:49.470 Patrice Tanaka: loved ones die we've seen you know loved ones become incredibly sick and worried that they might not recover, we ourselves, maybe have gotten sick and wondered if we were ever going to feel better again all of those things, make us rethink our life right and to try to.

00:48:50.820 --> 00:49:00.120 Patrice Tanaka: You know, think about how we want to live are one very brief and precious life on earth, and I think that is what is.

00:49:00.840 --> 00:49:14.580 Patrice Tanaka: Making people a lot more introspective and thinking about their purpose and how they'll leverage their talents their expertise and their passion in service of other people and our planet.

00:49:15.360 --> 00:49:16.500 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And I.

00:49:16.740 --> 00:49:25.050 Patrice Tanaka: One of the things that one of the silver linings I think of the pandemic is that i've never experienced.

00:49:27.120 --> 00:49:31.320 Patrice Tanaka: Being in you know, in a global predicament.

00:49:31.710 --> 00:49:34.650 Patrice Tanaka: yeah with every other country in the world right.

00:49:36.480 --> 00:49:47.520 Patrice Tanaka: And I think this city has all brought us together and showed us how longer will we are and it's not as if you can just close your borders and you're protected and free right.

00:49:49.110 --> 00:50:07.140 Patrice Tanaka: viruses of played right away right and the virus marry me in your in your country, so I think it's made us realize, we need to work together to to to to this this coven.

00:50:07.440 --> 00:50:17.730 Patrice Tanaka: 19, we need to work together in a global community, we need to support one another locally and we need to support one another, you know one to one.

00:50:17.940 --> 00:50:19.110 Eric Sarver, Esq.: family, friends.

00:50:19.200 --> 00:50:30.240 Patrice Tanaka: neighbors that kind of thing, and when that awareness, you know kind of penetrates people they they do think about you know.

00:50:31.860 --> 00:50:33.090 Patrice Tanaka: What am I doing.

00:50:33.510 --> 00:50:39.690 Patrice Tanaka: Right now to how am I, making the world a better place for my having been here.

00:50:41.310 --> 00:50:48.990 Patrice Tanaka: And what am I going to contribute, before I leave the earth I you know those become higher order.

00:50:50.640 --> 00:50:54.120 Patrice Tanaka: In terms of importance than just you know.

00:50:55.140 --> 00:50:59.670 Patrice Tanaka: A promotion and salary increase I mean we're talking about life and death.

00:51:00.870 --> 00:51:09.120 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Absolutely, I think, if I can jump in there, with a few cover and really valid point that you made to highlight highlight what you're saying.

00:51:10.200 --> 00:51:18.750 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I hear you about this idea that you know, the current pandemic and sort of put people's priorities into focus for them and I hear that.

00:51:19.080 --> 00:51:28.950 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What you're saying about this, instead of people, you know, working from home, maybe they're not spending most of their day commuting back and forth for these for a long time.

00:51:29.250 --> 00:51:38.430 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You see people going back to work now, but a lot of people were home for over a year without any kind of so there's a lot of downtime to really contemplate.

00:51:38.850 --> 00:51:42.420 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And what are we contemplate well, as you pointed out, purchase to point.

00:51:43.170 --> 00:51:50.940 Eric Sarver, Esq.: A lot of people start to contemplate their mortality and their common commonality with other people, and you know, the question of like.

00:51:51.330 --> 00:52:00.630 Eric Sarver, Esq.: How much time, do we really get on this earth we truly don't know, and so the idea is to make the most of it which really.

00:52:01.170 --> 00:52:09.240 Eric Sarver, Esq.: aligned right back with what our topic is tonight right back with what you were saying about you know you live, your best life by knowing your purpose.

00:52:09.660 --> 00:52:19.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: aligning with that and I think that goes for employees and employers as well, so I think that's an excellent point that I wanted to bring out that I heard what you were saying.

00:52:19.740 --> 00:52:34.470 Patrice Tanaka: Yes, thank you, I think that's really important than you know employers have to recognize that, yes, you know they have a business purpose, because their purpose is to to grow, the company and you know.

00:52:34.920 --> 00:52:56.280 Patrice Tanaka: To make it profitable, but they also have to take into account the workforce be engaged, you know workforce that they need to have to be able to do that in light of what we've all experienced during the past two years, and how do you engage a workforce that is questioning.

00:52:57.720 --> 00:53:10.320 Patrice Tanaka: You know life, their life, their mortality and you know, are they living a life that is fulfilling and I think employers can actually deliver on that.

00:53:10.710 --> 00:53:17.970 Patrice Tanaka: fulfillment piece if they have the courage to support their employees in asking the big question right.

00:53:18.360 --> 00:53:25.470 Patrice Tanaka: As Mark Twain said, the two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.

00:53:26.010 --> 00:53:41.100 Patrice Tanaka: If you as an employer are involved in one of the two most important days of a person's life, you know, there is going to be some appreciation for that, because of this workshop that my employer.

00:53:42.420 --> 00:53:54.900 Patrice Tanaka: provided for us, I now have clarity about my life and leadership purpose, and I know how I want to you know maximize the limited time I have here on earth.

00:53:56.340 --> 00:54:08.490 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know I love that Mark Twain quote about it most important days of your life today, you were born and find out why and its purpose, I think it's great I had heard that one, and I think for the employers.

00:54:09.090 --> 00:54:20.640 Eric Sarver, Esq.: If it's one of those days and be around for spiky the ladder and second day since their employees birth would have been before I started the job, so I think that's an excellent point you make there and yeah I think we have this thing.

00:54:21.360 --> 00:54:33.870 Eric Sarver, Esq.: it's like the individual purpose and then the the greater purpose and you can't serve the greater purpose if there's not clarity for each individual so kind of comes full circle to what you were saying.

00:54:34.410 --> 00:54:36.480 Patrice Tanaka: You mean you can't serve and.

00:54:37.980 --> 00:54:45.600 Patrice Tanaka: an organization needs to be purpose driven, but in order to fully realize the potential of.

00:54:46.200 --> 00:55:04.860 Patrice Tanaka: That the Organization has they need to be able to unleash and unlock you know the individual purpose of their employees, because to create that engagement, that is, the holy grail of management, how can we create greater engagement to help drive the business forward.

00:55:05.250 --> 00:55:06.690 Patrice Tanaka: sell it, you know.

00:55:07.530 --> 00:55:15.690 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Absolutely yeah I think it's really good point Patrice and you know we've got a couple minutes or so left in the show two minutes left in fact.

00:55:15.960 --> 00:55:26.100 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What I want to do is, I want to give you about a minute ourselves to share some contact information How can people, how can they find you can contact you the floor is all yours, for a minute.

00:55:26.790 --> 00:55:28.410 Patrice Tanaka: Thank you Eric yes i'm.

00:55:29.640 --> 00:55:39.450 Patrice Tanaka: My email is Patrice at joyful if you go to my website joyful planet COM, I have a lot of information on there.

00:55:40.470 --> 00:55:48.090 Patrice Tanaka: And i'm pretty present on social media Patrice Tanaka on linkedin Patrice Tanaka on Facebook.

00:55:49.320 --> 00:56:02.550 Patrice Tanaka: And Patrice Tanaka on instagram and on Twitter that's the only handle that is at samba Gal sh E BA GA ll because that was during my ballroom dance phase.

00:56:02.760 --> 00:56:04.080 Patrice Tanaka: Where sambo is my.

00:56:04.290 --> 00:56:13.260 Patrice Tanaka: favorite jazz so you know, since I created that Twitter handle in 2007 you know I wasn't thinking I wasn't even.

00:56:14.340 --> 00:56:16.650 Patrice Tanaka: Doing joyful planet at that time so.

00:56:17.250 --> 00:56:18.660 Patrice Tanaka: Great samba Gal.

00:56:19.620 --> 00:56:25.200 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Wonderful and i'm just going to sell that to those people that might be listening tonight, but don't have your.

00:56:25.860 --> 00:56:36.930 Eric Sarver, Esq.: than spelling that's Patrice Tanaka PA te or ice and to knock is T as in Tom a as an apple and as an Anti a K as tight as an apple.

00:56:37.350 --> 00:56:45.630 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And Patrice I want to thank you so much of the time really flies when we're having fun and you gave us such good information and insights and and valuable.

00:56:46.620 --> 00:56:54.060 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Just points to consider, so I want everyone out there tonight that if you'd like to show tell your friends tell your colleagues to tune in.

00:56:54.660 --> 00:57:01.650 Eric Sarver, Esq.: tonight's 5pm to 6pm Eastern standard time to talk to nyc and itself has some wonderful programming.

00:57:02.190 --> 00:57:17.940 Eric Sarver, Esq.: They have a great shows Monday through Friday throughout the week, though, you can check it out at www dot talk radio dot nyc i'm your host erick soccer Thank you all for joining us, thank you for treats for being a wonderful evening, thank you.

00:57:19.260 --> 00:57:22.350 Patrice Tanaka: Hello hi everyone Hello hi Eric Thank you.

00:57:22.920 --> 00:57:25.470 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Hello D jess really appreciate the time.

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