“Her daughter was in a serious car accident.” The texts from Maryam came in one after another, quickly. “She’s ok. Pretty beaten up.” Then, “I can’t believe this is happening right now.”
It doesn’t feel real when the weight of this reality is interrupted by more common tragedies. Heart-breaking moments are harsh reminders that bad things don’t stop just because there’s a pandemic happening. Grief is all the more complicated.
While social distancing means we can’t be there for each other in the ways we’ve always been—the part where we come together, go to hospitals, and bring dinners to deliver hugs— it does not mean we can’t be there for each other. It means we have to get more intentional about checking in.
I’m writing this week to ask you to hit send.
Don’t hesitate to say hello. I’m thinking of you. I’m here. I see you.
Everyday tragedies don’t stop just because there’s a virus disrupting our lives, they amplify it. We’re riding a rollercoaster of emotions, and something like a death or car accident feels like a full stop because we forget there are people everywhere to be our airbags. We forget we can rely on each other.
Be someone people can rely on: to check-in, check on, and support others. And never forget, your people are there for you, too, including me.
We’re changing everything right now - interviews, recruiting, sourcing - why not change the way you do assessments? Why not make them an open access playground for the best and brightest?
My post this week is about a team that took that risk, and the big reward that followed. This story put a smile on my face after a hard week. I know it will work for you, too.
CEO, Three Ears Media
The Copywriting Agency for Recruiting