“Make lives better experiencing intelligent breakthroughs in performance and life high value money.
Intelligent business as a calling” – Raj Gavurla
This perspective will either challenge, motivate, inspire, or encourage you to live a greater destiny or make you mad for the greater good. When I look at the end in mind first, what people need and want is to live a healthy life that catalyzes their independence to live their greatest dreams – freedom. This means not experiencing medical hardship inhibiting them from doing so and if they pass away they want to do so peacefully. However, on a larger scale this isn’t happening although people are living longer and we hope individualized medicine will have us living forever. There will be advancements in medicine. Age has nothing to do with it as I know, see, and read about people passing away at different ages. I wish it didn’t happen.
What can we do now to create a better future? There is amazing education and amazing medical treatments yet the silos we live in including our laws (suppose to make it better not harder) are keeping us from living a robust life. There needs to be a holistic community coordinated effort between the individual, family, employers, providers, insurers, faith and/or belief system. Only the people who need to know know about the person’s challenge and show dignity for the person (grace). In the process, you are making lives better to earn performance and life breakthroughs to earn better money. That’s better business. Think, feel, research better outcomes, see, and hear the better outcomes. Business as a calling (bring life).
What could this look like? There needs to be a protocol for each health challenge similar to the concussion protocol in the NBA. As an employer, your employees are of greatest value to you and as you and they catalyze their learning, development, and growth they catalyze your business to serve your clients for greater economic mobility for clients, employees, families, friends, community, and society to rejoice and share the essence of living. Lots of fun living a greater destiny. Amazing!
However, our current system doesn’t show the flow of the individual through the services to see the better patient outcomes. This is non-sense. Yes, many people receive treatment and they are well and this is a better patient outcome living a robust life. However, an increasing number are shuttled through a maze of providers and since they aren’t educated on health they do as told until the results aren’t there or there is a systemic challenge to follow the treatment plan including devastating side effects. There are too many people suffering and struggling in this jungle and it can all be avoided by coordinating (implementing the adaptability link) between each of the silos.
There are so many treatments to choose from and the doctors need to learn what they are even if it means the patient will be treated elsewhere. They might or might not receive a referral fee. The point is enabling better patient outcomes. By implementing this approach twenty years of surviving, struggling, and/or suffering are eschewed to one year or less. Look at all the wasted time, money, and talent not working a job of their choice congruent with their skill set to contribute to society.
What are the initiatives before we get to individualized medicine for better patient outcomes which obviously the doctors (love seeing their patients succeed) also need and want?
1. Implement the adaptability link (interconnect) between the current silos and learn and apply practical mental performance and life breakthroughs skills.
2. Doctors learn and apply the importance of interaction and communication skills to help a person who is sick so there aren’t medical errors. Realize patients are sick, scared, and/or frightened and their loved ones are caregivers, scared, and/or frightened and most likely praying.
3. Educate the patient and/or loved ones about conditions there currently isn’t a cure for.
4. Learn the benefits of daily nutrition (for starters eat a lot of vegetables and fruits that make you feel good with each meal, and drink eight glasses of water).
5. Learn to listen to your body to exercise in a serious and fun way without causing injury to make your life better to earn performance and life breakthroughs daily. Use a lot of win forward fun variety.
6. You are a person and therefore you are an expert on your body. In high schools an anatomy course to educate students so they can have better conversations with their providers will make it better, it might interest them in a medical career, or in a career where a client of theirs is in the medical field.
My health insurance covered the removal of a bone spur. It covered the many times I had ailments with a known cure very well. However, at times I wasn’t making health performance breakthroughs and shuttled myself from provider to provider because that’s what insurance covered. Then, I researched better outcomes and the ankle sprain doctors and physical therapy treated was cured with acupuncture and an extremities chiropractor. My chronic pain was cured by a recommendation from a doctor to read and practically apply the exercises in the book, Pain Free, by Pete Egoscue. For non-disclosed health needs, I researched other private pay services. Why my doctors and insurance company didn’t send me to these resources and services when I wasn’t achieving health performance breakthroughs is non-sense? Do what it takes for better patient outcomes.
Hobbies and competitive hobbies are important to your employees and people. I have absolute love and passion for better basketball. The people around me didn’t make it easier. They said “aren’t you too old for that?”, “people your age don’t do that”, “you’ll get hurt”, “you’ll break your legs”, and so much more non-sense. To prepare and learn, I see a private pay exercise functional physiologist trainer twice a week at the start, now every two weeks, and learned the stretches and how to strengthen my body and most importantly my mental performance and life breakthroughs skills (my expertise). I’m playing better basketball with people older and half my age. Age has nothing to do with it.
I played basketball in the driveways, playgrounds, and gymnasiums of Greenville, SC. I’ve been called “Air Jordan” on the courts of Southeast D.C. not because of dunking, been called Kobe in Greenville, SC at the YMCA, and been called by a NBA player who said, “I saw Jerry West.” Obviously, high praise and I am really flattered, honored, and prideful of the words. My basketball hero is Isiah Lord Thomas. To forward the NBA, any player needs to “play better basketball” showing they are unique and different. The foundation (fundamentals) of basketball are present. It’s your uniqueness and you are different (combined: the person) is the reason you are paid millions. It always amazes me how basketball players look similar but they defend, ball-handling, pass, shoot, rebound, run, and forward the NBA in a unique and different way.
With the process of solving the systemic silos you are making lives better to earn performance and life breakthroughs to earn better money. That’s better incentive and better business. Think. Look at all the wasted time, money, and talent not working a job of their choice because there are not better patient outcomes because of the systemic silos that exist between the individual, family, employers, providers, insurers, faith and/or belief system not being congruent with the skill set of the patient to contribute to society. Stop the silos! Live a greater destiny! You’re on team (together everyone achieves more) humanity. Do it for humanity!
“If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started I was desperately
wishing to be where I am now.” – Unknown
For programs and services, contact Raj Gavurla at 864.569.2315, email@example.com.
“Win your better outcomes: High Value and Valued ROI” – Raj Gavurla
Your valued employee is missing work more often and you can tell some things aren’t making sense. As leadership and management, you think about what’s happening to them. Then, your office manager or human resource person informs you they gave them the Employee Assistant Program (EAP) phone number. Of course, something serious happened yet you’re still puzzled. However, because you don’t know what to do or policy you don’t initiate to share authentic dialogue with your valued subordinate.
Your subordinate doesn’t know what’s happening as all they think is I’ve been having very unusual thoughts and not feeling well. It’s as if the microprocessor (brain) in my computer (body) isn’t consistently functioning. They really don’t know when told they have a mental health diagnosis what that means. They just hope the doctor determines the right treatment to help/cure/exhibit teamwork to allow them to successfully continue working and living a robust life. Sometimes for a percentage of workers, this happens and they continue successfully working and living a robust life. Often times the facts are this doesn’t happen and your employee’s performance is valued for periods of time and then an episode or something happens and they miss work or they aren’t exhibiting their consistent valued performance. A mental health challenge doesn’t discriminate based on socioeconomic or sociodemographic status.
There is a highly customized fluid solution for your valued subordinate. An example is:
1. You (Boss) initiating and sharing private authentic dialogue with your employee. It takes research better outcomes, preparation, interaction, and communication to deliver better outcomes for your subordinate (employee).
2. Understanding what his or her treatment plan is and the teamwork needed.
3. Forming a “small individual/personal matters team/group” to help your subordinate by involving a select group of trained employees as this employee’s support system in your workplace.
4. Understanding the high-value importance/urgency of their family, work, and financial sustainability to your subordinate’s wellness is essential. Their family is experiencing similar uncertainty as you about the well-being of your employee.
5. By taking the initiative and being proactive with a process your employee becomes better and your costs tremendously decrease because your employee is still able to work although it might be scaled back and is given the review and evaluation of their work during this time to continue being a forward performing valued successful employee.
Yes, taking these steps are asking for more effort on your part as Boss and employer. However, the following are some of the better outcomes (results) from taking initiative:
1. I know as employer, Boss, team, and employee each is doing everything they can to see each other succeed and your clients succeed. As an employer, you don’t have to do the bare minimum to be in compliance. There are value-add resources that can help you. As a strong mental health advocate, performance consultant/coach, and entrepreneurial leadership expert, my services might be a value-add to your current protocol for this situation.
2. Donating to charity is important and I encourage you to continue doing so to make your business and community stronger. However, a lot of times companies donate to non-profits (a humanitarian cause/need) without knowing the person they are helping to receive support services. By allocating funds for mental health in your company, you are essentially creating “charity in the workplace” and seeing your dollars actually being put to use for your valued employee and receive quality work completed for your efforts.
3. The sensation of having this humanitarian lens is very fulfilling, highly satisfying, and delivers a win for all (your business and community). Businesses are here to contribute to family and societal progress. Being a humanitarian to me means more than “spiritual brothers and sisters have to eat”. Being a humanitarian means “spiritual brothers and sisters have to thrive”. We are very capable of this mission and aspiration being a reality because of the forward progress we consistently make in employer/employee relationships and societal progress.
4. Most likely your employee becomes more loyal and continues to make forward progress in your company. Also, you now have an employee with high-value empathy skills and is part of your succession planning for your “small personal matters team(s)/group(s). Although most of your employees don’t have a mental health diagnosis, they do have mental health challenges whether spurred from a workplace issue or life issue that sharing authentic dialogue with select people in a “small personal matters team/group” would greatly benefit your business.
5. Mental health is our current major employer/social health challenge to the robust viability of our workplace we have to triumph along with cancer (you could imagine this affects a person’s mental health).
6. I’ve heard too many personal stories of talented, skilled, and educated people who are underemployed and not doing meaningful work. Because of this, there might be relationship problems because of the stigma associated with mental health and the individual might lose hope.
Sports often is at the forefront of employer and societal progress. An example is Lebron James addressing the Cavaliers in the locker room, welcoming, and helping Larry Sanders (mental health challenge) join the team and continue to progress in his NBA career. Yes, there are a lot of small business owners who are also helping and supporting individuals with a mental health challenge. How about your Fortune 500, mid-size, or over 50 employees small business?
Remember, being a humanitarian is more than “spiritual brothers and sisters have to eat”. Being a humanitarian is “spiritual brothers and sisters have to thrive”. It’s a win for all. It’s worth it!
If you are an executive, in management, or are a workplace leader, who is challenged by mental health in your business, please contact me to share authentic dialogue. Your leadership is needed and wanted.
“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller
For programs and services, contact Raj at 864.569.2315, firstname.lastname@example.org, LiiiVEN.