My wife Shannon brought this Brene Brown podcast to me, and we listened to it together over the weekend. I reclined on the couch while Shannon sat cross-legged on the floor, and we listened intently, nodding our heads in unison and agreement with the words we were hearing.
So many of you have reached out to me expressing your feelings of fear, worry and stress, and I want to share this podcast with you today, as it was exactly what I needed to power me through this week. I hope it will be impactful for you as well.
What we are enduring is not a sprint – this is a marathon without an end in sight. In order to get through this, we need to create a new normal for ourselves and each other based on the solid information we know is true. We must bring a calm to ourselves, find a release valve for our anxiety, and shift our mindset to withstand the emotions we are all coping with in our respective ways.
We must “fill in the gap” within our One Amazing Team so that we are here to support each other through this – I hope to be at 100 percent every day, but I know that is not realistic. So I will need you to fill in the gap when I’m at 50 percent. And, I will be there to fill in your gap when you are at 80 percent, 50 percent, or 40 percent.
I encourage you to listen to this, and share it with your families at home. It is a powerful practice that will strengthen our teams, our families, and ourselves.