Sadness and Grief … and Important Part of Life and Leadership

Today I awoke feeling a deep sense of grief and sadness.

I don’t know why.

Maybe I’m just feeling raw emotionally.

I just had the most amazing week long vacation with Carly in Puerto Vallarta.

What do I have to be sad about?


And yet there the sadness is.

In the past I would have pushed this sadness down …

Or felt bad about feeling sad.

But today I just went into my office and sat on my meditation cushion for ten minutes …

I EXPERIENCED the sadness.

I EXPERIENCED the grief.

I EXPLORED the sadness and the grief.

I said to them, “grief, sadness … you have a place at my table. You are ALWAYS welcome here.”

They didn’t overwhelm me.

They didn’t destroy me.

They didn’t hurt me.

Why the sadness?

I don’t know.

Perhaps I’m just tapping into the collective grief of the world.

There’s a lot of suffering and grief here in the world.

Feeling this fully gives me humility and empathy.

It reminds me that we all carry deep hidden sorrows that the eye cannot see.

And the beauty of humanity?

We get up every day and carry on with another day.

We put on a smile and we make the best of it.

How beautiful.

Thank you God for the ability to FEEL.

And thank you for bringing me the courage to feel all of my emotions with acceptance and love.

The same acceptance gives us power in how we approach our businesses, our teams, our families and our lives.

Part of being a powerful leader and business person is training our minds so that the most powerful part of us shows up in every moment.

And the path isn’t what we’d normally think with our rational minds.

Send me a DM and I’ll send you my “train your brain” strategy.

Love & light.



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