When you are around happy and funny people it is easier to be happy. Even a sunny day after several cloudy days can put a smile on my face.
Our Energy as a Leader is Contagious.
Leaders who have confidence even facing difficulty will nurture confidence in others. It needs to be rational confidence. But every cloud has a silver lining that can be called out.
One of my Asian clients was discussing the multiple challenges the US is facing. He said, “The United States always finds a way. Remember the 1980’s when people thought Japan was going to become a larger economy than the USA?” He provided perspective.
We have learned that many people can work well at home and sometimes better. We will forever restructure how work gets done based on what we have learned.
Look for Opportunity
Help your team look for change opportunities. I heard an applicable anonymous quote: “When option ‘A’ fails, there are 25 more letters left in the alphabet.”
Be a carrier of the positive energy virus. Wait you say – you are running low on your tank? Of course. That is why it is important to take care of yourself so you can help others. Who gives you positive energy. Do you have movies that make you laugh? Do you take care of yourself first? It is essential.
Forgive Yourself and Others
We will all make mistakes. We all have losses. Getting knocked down is a part of life right now. Just get back up and do the next right thing.
Forgive yourself and forgive others. Forgiveness is not avoiding consequences – they still need to be applied. It releases negative energy to do the next right thing.