I’m not supposed to be here. This shouldn’t be happening. Nothing is going according to plan. Have you ever had any of those thoughts? We all have. And if your organization, your team, or your industry is going through a time a change, uncertainty, or adversity, you can bet your people have. What we know as leaders, of course, is that change is normal. Adversity is a given. The only certainty is uncertainty! But challenging circumstances can rock our world if we’re not ready for them. One “bad” moment can easily spiral into “one of those days.” The key is to realize that circumstances are never in our control. What is in our control is how we SHOW UP, and how we RESPOND. If your people are overwhelmed by thoughts like, “How is the change in our organization going to affect me?” or “How are the new competitors in the marketplace going to affect me?” or “How am I going to get used to this new person sitting next to me?” then there’s no way they can perform up to the level you know they’re capable of. So, let’s help them. You have an amazing group of people. Let’s give them the gift of a fresh perspective. Let’s share some laughs, and remind them that, if they look back on their lives, they’ll see that it’s all unfolded according to plan. And there’s no reason for it to stop now. Just relax. Show up at your best. Respond with intention. And enjoy the ride. It’s going somewhere good! Key Takeaways: ** The Power of Perspective: While you don’t get to choose your circumstances, you do get to choose how you SHOW UP and how you RESPOND. ** The Power of Presence: Your company needs you, your coworkers need you, your family needs you… we ALL need ALL of you. ** The Power of Purpose: You are here for a reason, and the reason is not something grand and far away in the future… it is THIS MOMENT. ** The Power of Gratitude: This is life, and life is a gift… so what can you find to be grateful for in this moment? Nothing negative can exist in the presence of gratitude.