There is nothing like a bunch of things not going well to suck the happy right out of a day.
My day began yesterday afternoon when I realized I was going to have to have a very hard
conversation with a friend. I struggled with how I would share hard truths. My emotions ran the gamut as I labored with how to say what had to be said. There were tears of frustration. I didn’t sleep well. And at the time the conversation was happening, I was still feeling stressed - not at peace about it. It didn’t go well.
Then our brand new dry erase boards were delivered to the office. The boxes looked pretty rough. Upon carrying one up 3 flights of stairs - because they dropped them inside the wrong doors and left - we realized there was a good chance they were broken. One is unusable. The other is only chipped. The company they were purchased from didn’t have notice that they had been delivered yet so we couldn’t take any actions to rectify the situation. The very nice lady in South Africa will call me tomorrow midday central time/7 am her time zone.
There were a couple of other things too, but I think I’ve shared enough.
Everyone has days like this -
maybe not exactly - yet you know what I mean. They’re exhausting. They suck the positive energy right out of you. How do you not carry the negative energy home - or wherever you are headed after work?
Even though my heart aches about my conversation and I’m truly disappointed the boards are uninstallable, I know my decisions were made through my lens of my values. Even when things don’t go the way you want them to, you can still hold your head up and appreciate your process.
Personal values and Business values -
My lens for processing decisions and pulling myself out of an unhappy situation has required a little thought today and prayer, which aligns with my values. My lens for making decisions based on my business values aren’t identical with my personal values, but they are compatible.
So my day sucked. My values are intact.
My emotions are sad that the conversation hurt both of our hearts. I know I lived within the values I needed to regarding the conversation - Abundance Mindset and Meeting others where they are - no judgment.
So I didn’t get what I wanted when I wanted it regarding the boards for our office. Customer Service wasn’t to blame and responded well. I continued to value others - our priority value for Leadership Harbor.
Living into and through my personal and professional values doesn’t guarantee that my day won’t suck. Living into and through my personal and professional values will help me live in peace and wake up hopeful the next day.
If you haven’t taken the time to consider or identify your personal or business values, consider reaching out to one of our coaches. 30 minutes of your time and effort will help you identify the personal values. 2 hours will allow you and your team to identify personal values, the business values, and maybe even refresh your business mission/purpose statement.
Thanks for letting me share! Reply back to this email and tell me about your day. I’d love to hear!