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I’ve had similar experiences to those described in “Corporate Conscience” (February 2019, p. 22), where a member observed that her group conscience meetings were much more efficient than meetings in her professional life. The article also reminded me to appreciate the benefits of recovery that I now use in my career:

Abstinence gives me the ability to focus on what is in front of me, which increases my productivity, creativity, and value.

Steps One, Two, and Three allow me to accept work situations, policies, people, and customers exactly as they are.

Traditions One and Five help me remember to work cooperatively with my colleagues toward fulfillment of our employer’s goals and purpose.

The Third Step Prayer (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., p. 63) and the “prayer upon awakening” (p. 86) allow me to set my disposition to service, so I can be cheerfully effective in helping those who seek my help today.

Recovery provides me with countless opportunities to increase my effectiveness in service to others both in the office and when the work day is done.

— Mike B., Parkville, Maryland USA

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