Everyone falls from grace. When we do, we try to straighten our crown and move on, but sometimes its not that easy. How many times have you made a mistake only to realize that people don’t want to forget it? It makes them feel better about themselves if they can somehow hold on to it like a treasured keepsake.
No matter how hard we try, we can’t always get it right. YOU can’t please everyone, and neither can I. Not your company, your boss, your spouse, your kids or your friends. IT’S LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
We need to be an example to our organizations and our families and teach them to have a forgiving heart and always choose grace. When you have that conversation with your coworker and all she wants to do is complain, shut her down. Help her move forward with grace. It’s not easy, and it’s certainly not the norm for most people.
Pray for a hedge of protection around your heart and the hearts of your organization and family. If you struggle with team members coming to you to complain or gossip, make sure you always honor your team, your leaders and your company. You can quickly figure out if the person wants a solution, or they just want to gossip.
So often I’ve seen people in this business take “issue” with another person – and the issue was never there for them at all … it was planted in their heart by someone else. READ THAT SENTENCE AGAIN. So often I’ve seen people in this business take “issue” with another person – and the issue was never there for them at all … it was planted in their heart by someone else. This is a travesty and total shortsightedness. If your company is known for drama and back-biting, no one will be drawn to it and eventually it will close its doors. TRUST ME … I’ve experienced first-hand how this can spread like CANCER in business and slowly erode the core values until there’s nothing left to salvage. Protecting your business means taking the high road not just when you feel like it – but taking the high road ALWAYS. I am so so grateful that I am part of a community of women in jBloom who lift each other up and elevate them continually. I don’t take it for granted.
Give up the grudges and gain your empire. The golden rule never goes out of style. Treat others the way you want to be treated and you’ll always rise to the top.
In the end, Direct Sales is a relationship business. Without relationships, we don’t have a business. As so eloquently written by Todd Gongwer in “Lead For God’s Sake!”:
“We can accomplish everything possible in this world, win every game we compete in, build the greatest business, or graduate with every degree imaginable, but if at the end of the day, when the chips are called in, we failed in the relationships God designed us for along the way, we never really became the best we could’ve been, plain and simple.”
“Be Brave, be kind, be bold, be fierce, be you”