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Smart Company – 2021

What leading my business through COVID taught me about care, compassion and honest leadership

I remember last March well. After enduring weeks of no sleep, along with panic and anxiety as to what was happening in the world, I decided it was time to buckle up. We, as a family business, had worked too hard to get to this point to panic and lose everything and more importantly, we had a team of employees and customers who really relied on us.

So, my home library became my war room and COVID-19 was the battle we had to win. I put pen to paper and made a few promises to myself to ensure I stayed on track because I knew what was ahead of me was going to be extremely difficult.

When it Rains look for Rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars. Social distancing, closed borders, grounded planes, change, and curve balls being thrown our way each minute of every day. Started this week with a commitment to only watch ten minutes of news a day, meditate for ten minutes a day, stay focused on my business, any opportunities, efficiency, live in the moment and most importantly acknowledge that there is nothing I can do to change what is happening. Accept it, not drown in it and try my very best to focus, small steps, small wins. Scrapped our yearly plan. Moved to weekly, quarterly sprints and refocused readjusted with current times in mind.
And now for the weekend. News Free. Need to look after me to be the best leader I can.

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