Today’s email falls into the category of “another weird Jake-ism”, so bear with me a little.
One thing I do when faced with an important or potentially anxious situation is to “zoom out”.
I mentally picture zooming out from “above” and picture the group of others I’ll be interacting with.
Typically, this leads me to ask myself the question “What’s the big picture here? What’s really important here?”
I’m sure this probably falls into the “weird” category, but every time I end up feeling a lot better because the answers to the above questions help me put things into perspectives.
Typically the answers that I come back with are things like:
Relationships and kindness matter more than getting my way.
My wife and kids are the most important relationships and I’m pretty sure they like me.
Everyone in the room is a child of God, just like me. Treat them as such.
How can I be of service?
Hopefully this helps you a little as you go about your day.
Take a minute before your next meeting or next important conversation.
Make it a great day.