Conscious Business: The Empath at Work

By Sharon Ragan

Do you feel energetically bombarded at work and tend to burn-out easily? Does your work environment feel heavy the moment you walk in the door?

The most common ability in highly sensitive, emotional people is being an empath. An empath is a person who experiences what other people are emotionally experiencing as they experience it. For some it’s manageable; for others it can be overwhelming and frustrating, especially in the work environment. This can become a miserable and desperate experience causing you to feel that you are in the wrong job, business, or are just not able to tolerate the chaotic energy that surrounds you.

I’m an Empath.

It’s been a life-long journey of self-discovery, awakening, and learning how to manage my energetic sanity in a current world of increasing spiritual vibrations, world chaos, and political discord.

It took a long time for me to acknowledge and accept my abilities and learn how to manage my birthright skills.

But there’s good news.

There is a way to cope and I’ve combined my best experiences and success in the business world to help you figure out who you are, how to thrive, and turn your sensitivity into strength in the workplace. Most importantly you must learn to “protect” your empathic energy in the workplace and only allow others’ feelings to empower you.

You can learn how to center yourself without feeling too much or becoming overloaded. The first step is to acknowledge that you are an empath and be willing to set boundaries for yourself.

Then Follow These Five Steps

1. Explore Yourself and Your Soul
Who are you? What are you at a soul level? Do research about empaths, take a class on energy work, and talk to others who are empaths. Be willing to be open-minded and learn how to bring your soul to work. You are not a victim of your sensitivity. Stop making excuses. With discipline and the correct usage, empathy will give you an advantage and an opportunity to succeed in many areas of your work life.

2. Learn to Disconnect
Being around people can be draining. Give yourself time to be alone to recharge. Get away from the energy. You cannot take everything personally. You must learn to discern. Discernment is detaching from emotions in decisions or situations or interactions with others. Step back. See a situation for what it is and pull your emotional attachment back into yourself. Practicing this action daily can change your entire outlook about your career.

3. Begin with the End in Mind
Empaths who have not recognized or mastered their skills will tend to feel negative in the present. Rather than looking at and feeling obstacles as negative, see them as a positive outcome. Focus on what you want to achieve at work in the future without becoming emotionally connected to what others are achieving. Practice The Law of Attraction. It does work.

It’s important to think about your daily action to shift from negative to positive thinking and feeling. Remember, what you focus on expands. Learn to shift your perspective.

4. Be Proud and Accept Your Abilities
Use your gift to do more good in the workplace. You can feel what others are feeling. Use this skill to shift the energy by shifting your energy. Pay attention to emotional and soulful tones of meetings, co-workers, and business interactions. Be immediately observant of the feelings in a meeting room or your building. Also remember to pay attention to your feelings and make sure you are blocking any negative invasions. Use your abilities to be smarter, more proactive, and ahead of everyone else with a nonattachment to the outcome.

You are an empath for a reason—to do good and to spread good in the world.

5. Serve Your Own Needs
Stop serving others at your own expense. You must take care of you first and recharge your energy. You must be outdoors. It makes you stronger. Connect with nature. Take a walk on the beach, in a park, the woods, or alongside a river. It will help recapture your senses and gain a sense of peace in your hectic life. Connect with animals and drink in their unconditional love. Explore ways to enhance your Spiritual Source connection such as meditation, yoga, art, dance, poetry, hiking, and many more activities. Connect to like-minded people and find your tribe of supporters.

I hope these suggestions will jump-start you in developing a healthy, energetic foundation in your life as an empath.

Sharron Ragan is a brand creativity consultant and intuitive change agent. She’s a former corporate brand/marketing strategist having worked with many Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola and Wendy’s. As CEO of Visionary Business Worldwide, she applies her creative and intuitive spirit to inspire professionals to seek a purpose-driven life and career.