Feeling Defeated

We all have that moment when we feel like Satan is sitting on our shoulder laughing at us. The last two weeks I have had a fight with a massive spider in my garage (and I don’t do spiders), my giant German Shepherd wanted some mommy love so he took his paw and smacked my face so now I have two black eyes, and while talking to my new neighbors I just randomly fell and now I can’t walk very well on my left foot. So, I can laugh at myself for these things, but we also had a customer of ours hit by a hit and run driver and we don’t know how this will turn out. Chesapeake Consulting has never avoided being called a Christian based company so this is going to be based on that. “He suffered and endured every test and temptation so that he can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life” Hebrews 2:18. How appropriate is that right now where we all are? As business owners, leaders, and managers how do we deal with all the things going on in the world today? We are all trying to work our way around COVID and so much is still unknown. How do we lead our crew when we don’t even know what is going on? I think we have to have faith. I don’t know your spirituality, but I am assuming you believe in a higher power. Take that higher power and take comfort in it. My higher power is God. I pray to him multiple times a day and believe He will make all things well. There is a book called WHY. I think the author is Adam Hamilton but it is an amazing book that talks about why things happen to us or the ones we love. So as leaders how do we get past these “funks” in life? I think we look to our higher power. How are you doing mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually? For all of us, we are living in a crazy time. We have to put our emotions in check, make sure we are doing our physical activity, and staying emotionally and spiritually in balance. My thing is church on Sunday. I have only been once since COVID happened, but I do Saturday prayer service every week and I watch online on Sunday. What are you doing? We need to be the best we can be for our staffs and customers and I think now is a critical time. Take faith that it is going to work out. I know we are all struggling with this pandemic and personal issues that may or may not be related to it. But as leaders we have to put on the joyful front to keep our employees motivated, energized and wanting to do the job. I am currently coaching a delightful young man who is dealing with some PTSD, his brother was killed. But you know what, he is handling it with a lot more grace than I would. He has two beautiful little girls and is continuing to be a great dad and husband. What an example. So, I guess my final thoughts here are this, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s”. 2 Chronicles 20:15. Stay safe everyone!!!