Shawnee Love • October 9, 2020
Ever been in a situation where your whole world changed? One day life is going along merrily and your biggest worry is what to make for dinner or how you will fit a workout in, and the next,
Someone is asking you if you have a living will and who’s your next of kin.
I had an accident recently which was perspective changing for sure; however, I have a road to recovery. Many are not so blessed.
While spending time thinking (as you do when you aren’t very mobile), I came to the realization that while I was very lucky, the most valuable blessings are the many kind and generous people in my life.
It reminded me of one of the best books I read last year, “The Unthinkable – Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why”. This book focused on surviving natural disasters, but my key learning from it was:
After a major calamity, its your neighbours, family and close friends who are there to help.
The book thoroughly demonstrated that whether you are being fished out of a raging river or pulled from the wreckage of your home and life, it is those closest to you who come looking before other help is mobilized.
The lesson I took from this book (that was heartily reinforced by my accident) is that it is the people who know and care about you who save you when you need saving.
In business terms, its those valued customers, partners, and staff who enhance your likelihood of survival and ultimately help you thrive.
Investing in those relationships will never be a waste.
As we head into Thanksgiving weekend, take the time to be thankful and to thank your tribe for being there for you. You never know when you’ll need each other!