This week was one of the toughest of my life from both a personal and business perspective. The timing was almost uncannily ironic as I was recently asked to speak to a young professionals group in the Spring on handling life and professional challenges.
First of all, if problems related to work (or time outside of work) don’t bother you, you might be a sociopath. If they do, you’re human. A wise mentor once told me, upon my sharing with him a disappointed client situation, if a particular state of business affairs concerns you, it’s not because you can’t handle it; its because you care. Move beyond the emotion and you can work toward a resolution.
Away from the office, affairs of the heart can be even tougher, indeed, they are more important in life’s scheme of things. There, emotion can often not be set aside, a resolving solution harder to come by. As in work, all you can do is try and give it your all.
Work and home – the two are intrinsically and forever linked. And what has comforted me most has been the (almost) surprising support of others willing to lend an ear and a pat on the back. Those who appreciated I had been there for them in the past and now were here for me.
They say you don’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone. I’d counter its more about appreciating what you have, when it’s found.