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Oct 19, 2021

Is your business in a rut? Is everyone showing up with “Non-Player Characters” energy? When you have an Organizational Depressive State, it can be hard to get out of it – or can it be as simple as one person, one change? Let’s discuss!

Why is that important for business? 

When you walk into a business and feel like your life force begins to immediately drain – like everyone is walking around with NPC (Non-Player Character) energy, it can feel like it’s impossible (or at least exhausting) to fix. But if just one person showed up with different energy, would that reset the tone?

For someone to change things, they have to first notice they are being a Non-Player Character, and they have to care enough to make that change, which is part of the problem. It can feel like an Organizational Depressive State.

Of course, positive energy can be sucked out of someone by an organization stuck in a rut as well. If someone comes in with positive energy, there’s a race to see whether that person’s energy makes positive changes, or whether that person’s energy gets beaten out of them. It’s a race to see if the person or the place wins.

The energy you bring into a space can affect other people, and you can also be affected by other’s energy, if you allow it. 

Other Resources Mentioned

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Free Guy (movie)

What We Do in the Shadows (tv show)

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