Collective Vulnerability

If you are a healthcare worker, social worker, counselor, first responder, store employee, food delivery person, or anyone out there on the frontlines: Thank you. You are our heroes. We owe you so much. If you are someone who loves a frontline person: Thank you. We also owe you so much. Today I will talk about FTs (first times) and how hard it is to be new at things – from small things to global pandemics. When we have no relevant experience or expertise, the vulnerability, uncertainty, and fear of these firsts can be overwhelming. Yet, showing up and pushing ourselves past the awkward, learner stage is how we get braver. I thought I’d reach out to all of our brave, incredible real estate professionals to share my thanks and a few of my tough key learnings. It’s time to make video and start teaching your data base online. The bad news: It will be a total FFT for you, your team and your data base. The wheels will fall off. It will NOT go as planned. And, for those of you asking to get sit in front of the computer for 8-10 hours, as if they’re in a normal appointment . . . I hate to have to tell you – that is NEVER going to happen. Neurologically – it’s screen time. Have you ever been in the same room with someone who has played Minecraft for 4 or 5 or 6 hours? Non-human. Here’s the good news: If you’re someone who is driven to show up for your data base and connect, if you’re willing to be a learner, if you’re willing to stay curious, if you’re willing to change course, YOU WILL TOTALLY CRUSH IT! Again, to all of the people on the frontlines – the real heroes of this pandemic – thank you. This pandemic experience is a massive experiment in collective vulnerability. We can be our worst selves when we’re afraid, or our very best, bravest selves. In the context of fear and vulnerability, there is often very little in between because when we are uncertain and afraid our default is self-protection. We don’t have to be scary when we’re scared. Let’s choose awkward, brave, and kind. And let’s choose each other. Follow us Facebook e Instagram