We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Short and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, how does your business help the community?
I see a world where everyone loves their job. Can you imagine it with me? What this world would look like? Happy people at work – ripples out to happy people at home, with their friends, families, and communities. Right now, we live in a world where it’s socially acceptable to hate your job. In fact, it’s more socially accepted to hate your job than to love it. At Harmonious Return, I work with people to shake up that narrative and teach and guide them how to love the job they are in now. We all know life is short, fragile and unpredictable, so why are we putting off our happiness until we can someday retire or find a job we truly love? My business is here to help people move out of stress, overwhelm and work fatigue to one of refreshed, motivated and fulfilled. Right here, right now.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business! Harmonious Return. This business is part of a bigger movement. To help companies, organizations and individuals love the jobs they have right now. Enough dreading work, putting off your happiness for work success or waiting until you retire someday. Learn how to love your job now. What sets me apart from other companies that work with businesses, is this isn’t another externally-focused program (teaching communication or personality skills in the office). The work I do is in a team setting, but explicitly individually-focused. This is the internal work that makes each one of us tick. No two of us are the same and that is what sets my work differently from others. Helping leaders and employees together, but taking an intimate, personal approach that works for each person. No way! has this been easy, but that’s what’s made it so fun (I can say this now). I overcame my challenges exactly the way I teach my clients – by showing up consistently every day. That’s it. No magic pill, no magic spell – simply showing up every day, no matter what life threw at me is what has kept me going. I want the world to know that it’s not acceptable that you can’t stand your job. That you count down the weeks to the weekend and that you feel like you have to sacrifice your inner fulfillment and happiness for your career. I am here to tell you, you can have BOTH! Work success AND happiness in the job you have… right now!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a nature lover through and through, so most of the places would be the stunning natural beauty we have here in Colorado. Eating and drinking – I believe in supporting small businesses above all. Some of our favorite places to eat/drink: Blue Spruce Brewery in Centennial, Kate’s Wine Bar in Littleton, Udom Thai in Centennial and Angelos in Littleton. And if you want super fancy and incredible – check out Gabriel’s in Sedalia. Of course, Denver is incredible in that there are so many cultural attractions to experience as well. The Denver Museum of Art & Science, Denver Art Museum, incredible Theatre District, and of course Red Rocks is a must.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have SO many people to Shoutout! If I had to pull out a few for this article, I would dedicate it first and foremost to Mother Earth – she’s been my WHY behind all of this. She’s inspired me, led me and supported me throughout this entire journey. In addition to that, I would have to say my incredible husband. You know that song by Bette Midler, Wind Beneath My Wings? It’s truly him. Lastly, my mentors at the Earth-Based Institute – Michael Jospe and Daniel Brisbon. They brought out the vision within me. I can also truly say, I would not be doing what I do today without these two incredible humans.