Is what you’re doing right now going to get you where you want to go?

Man on snowy bridge

Sitting here in a funk after receiving another “we’re going to hit pause” email.

To say those emails are disappointing is an understatement. With the included platitudes of how awesome we are they leave me feeling kind of cold. I know the people writing them are happy with our work but… just but.

This might last for about two hours. Maybe less these days.

And then I literally give myself a shake. Because sitting in a semblance of a state of misery is going to get me nowhere, fast.

Sitting doing nothing, read that as not doing work, is not going to get me where I want to go or what I want. The loss of income has to be made up. The teams hours filled and another interesting project started.

Still, it’s a pain. I’m not starting from scratch with the business but I am starting from scratch with someone else. And that takes a lot of energy. The energy I would rather put into client’s results and not getting another client.

So, why do I even feel this way for a short period of time?

It’s just business. People come and go. You might say businesses come and go but it’s not true. Businesses are people. The people you are dealing with, building a relationship with are going.

I wonder is there a way to receive news like that, review it and get to the correct state of mind quicker?

There could be. In fact, I know there is for me but when I’ve been like that I’ve been to said to be emotionless. Lacking empathy. It’s a curious balance to strike between caring enough to do your best for your clients and not giving enough of a shit when they leave.

I can’t do that. I get involved. It’s how I like to work and what gives me an edge. It’s the’ black box’ of Spike. Because the better you know people the more you know what they need versus what they want.

Back to being in a funk. I wonder if being in that state of mind opens up a well of resilience that then propels you into motion.

However, I wonder if there is a fear of feeling that, let’s call it misery, and not knowing if you can get out of it.

I believe that by allowing yourself some time to feel that you will open up a reserve that will get you through anything. That reserve is always there to be called upon. You might call it faith. Whatever works. It’s the faith in yourself you can.

You can get up.

You can kick arse.

You can do what you need to do.

You know what you need to do. Go ahead, do it!

Have a great week.

Glenn


Quote for the week

“I’d rather feel compunction that define it.”

― Thomas à Kempis

 

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