After the loss and as we struggle to move forward we will have countless decisions to make. We may need to consider going where we thought we’d never go and doing what we thought we’d never do. We need to answer the questions of who we are, where we are going, and how to get there, wherever there is.
In some ways, we may need to reinvent ourselves and our business. Some kind of make-over may be involved.
As you go through this process few things are more valuable than that of receiving wise counsel from a trusted friend or mentor, counselor, or advisor.
As I endured my losses I have always had trusted advisors coaching me through it, supporting me, advising me, and praying for me. There was one stretch of 11 years when I was meeting with a friend and mentor every other Friday at 6:30 am at a restaurant. Because of his encouragement and wisdom at one of my lowest points, I found a place to work in a part of the country I would never have gone to, working in an industry I had not worked in. I hesitated and resisted going to work for this company because it was 2,000 miles away, in the middle of nowhere. It didn’t make sense to me to make that move. Through his wise guidance, he opened my eyes to what I could not see so I could do what I did not plan to do and go where I did not plan to go.
And I flourished.
Right now, it may be important to you to share your struggles and questions with someone who has the wisdom and insight you need to see so you can go and be what you need to be.
This brings us to that subject: be open to something different.