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When life give us lemons, not only should we make lemon drop martinis, but we should find strength in solidarity. Alan had his Wolf Pack in the Hangover. These boys were his ride and die crew. Subsequently, we too should have our own wolf pack at work and at home. Unfortunately, my work life isn’t quite as exciting as the Wolf Pack’s night in Vegas or their escapade in Thailand. Nevertheless, I quite enjoy what I do and work with some truly amazing people.
At the end of the day, people support those who are professional, who treat them well and are genuine. People memorize how you treat them. While they may not remember anything else about you, but they will remember how you treated them. Specifically, no matter what you say or what you do, if you treat people poorly that is what they will remember.
Unfortunately, things don’t go always go in the linear fashion that you want. The goal post seemingly keeps moving. Where it seemed it was 4th and inches one day. The next day you find yourself in a 4th and 26 situation seemingly all alone. Sadly, it starts to feel that crossing the goal line is not achievable. Unequivocally, it is a very lonely place to be. All of the sudden, you’re not alone. As a consequence of a great team, your wolf pack, standing behind you 4th and 26 situation is no longer impossible. It is a game changer.
In actuality, these are times you see people’s true colors. Unequivocally, these are the times that you are amazed by the overwhelming support, leadership, fellowship and friendship that surrounds you. These beautiful people become the rainbow to your cloud. Undoubtedly, they become the reminder of why you love your job. To all my rainbows, and there are many, I cannot thank you enough. In the words of esteemed poet Maya Angelou, “nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”