We are in a battle, folks. It is time for us to suit up, show up, and be the warriors we are.
Mental health challenges were at an all-time high before this shitstorm and now this necessary distancing can exacerbate loneliness, stress, addictions, anxiety, and depression. The net-net for leaders is this: connect more to self and others. Since we are hard-wired for connection this is not an option but an imperative.
These are the battle cries that keep me connected (and on which I will expound in upcoming communications, one battle cry at a time):
This season will bring out our best and our worst. We will harvest what we plant now at work and home; let it be a reaping of abundance, wisdom, health, vulnerability-based courage, and service to others. It won’t be easy because we are collectively grieving. Yet, let us find meaning in this.
Let’s redefine leadership by returning to a spiritual, holistic way of leading and living that focuses on a hallowed grounding, a courageous connection, and a daily Sabbath-kind-of-life.