Support one another
It’s been tough enough over the last 20 months: we don’t need to make others bad and wrong in order to move forward. It’s low level, distracting and unhelpful.
Instead, let’s see how we can unify behind one another to lift each other’s energy, emotion and belief that we truly are stronger together.
ONE: Support small business
It’s tempting to buy from the big retailers online now – after all, wasn’t that knock on the front door from Aussie Post delivering a package of retail therapy a welcome relief for many of us during lockdown? But whenever we can and however we can, we must support our local small businesses that have done it tough enough. Many of them have great online stores now and are waiting to do business with you. Buy your team and client gifts from these businesses wherever possible.
TWO: Support our salespeople
These people are my heroes. They just keep adjusting to the challenge to hand. Can’t see people in person? No worries! Let’s meet online instead. They have dug deeply and many of them have been incredibly successful, achieving targets in spite of the obstacles in their path.
These people need new ways of working, new tools, new mindsets and new capabilities. Invest in them so they can do more in a new world because it is new.
Allow them time to refuel- don’t let them run on empty. Find ways to help them to replenish during your team meetings, your one-on-one catch ups, how they approach their roles and ways to fill their spirits, their hearts and souls.
THREE: Support one another
We are all humans. The division is a lie and a distraction. Focus on what unites us and go there. Without each other, we all fall….THAT’s the reality. Be compassionate: you don’t know what someone else is truly going through, and you don’t know what’s coming down the line for them or for you frankly. A wise soul said this to me today. How true it is..!
FOUR: Honour yourself without judgement
You don’t need to compare your choices with anyone else’s. If the last 20 months hasn’t changed you (even a little) then you’ve been asleep. Each of us has gone on a journey that we could only take alone: it’s internal and sometimes driven externally. But most of us are different because until we’re challenged, we don’t know what we’re truly made of. So stop the comparison. Stop judging yourself by what you think others are doing or feeling because we never know what someone else’s insides really are like because we’re not them. We’re us. When we stop judging ourselves, we can drop the judgement of others. And that to me is real freedom.
Let’s now just get on with living our best lives.
Find joy, nourish your spirit and be kind to other humans.
That’s where we belong.