I wrapped up a coaching session with a client last week and he emailed me later saying that he got a lift from our session and that he really needed it that day.
First, I needed the lift also! When we help others, we are also doing good for ourselves.
Second, people need uplifting right now. For many of us, there is a numbness or emptiness that makes it hard to be at our best. We all put on brave faces, but the fact is that people need uplifting.
Let’s put this into action.
Right now, make a list of 2-5 people to touch base with. Not for any specific reason, but just to check in and let them know that you care. Just a quick call that goes something like this:
“Hey, I just have a few minutes, but I wanted to check in and see how you are doing. I really appreciate xxx [affirmation about a specific behavior, skill, or outcome]. I know it is a difficult time for many of us and I just want you to know I am thinking about you and I’m here if you need anything.” Then let them talk.
Do good and be well,