Find your inner strength...

 


Last week’s news of Tony Hsieh’s death was sad…the rest of the story was even sadder. He was an immensely successful and charismatic entrepreneur whose life inspired others: the culture he created at Zappos was based on a fun work experience and excellent customer service. Outwardly, he appeared to have it all but, like many successful and driven people, there was a dark side that ultimately led to his demise. The workplace has always been filled with degrees of obsession that can and often lead to depression.  This happens more than we want to admit – many know that my workaholic tendencies led to a breakdown in the mid-90s as I drove myself to do more and be more during the planning process for Bellagio. Fortunately for me, my boss recognized the symptoms and helped guide me towards a path of recovery.  Without that kind of empathetic help, I’m not sure I would have addressed my issues or gotten better. It sounds like Tony lacked that kind of strong and caring hand to point him towards what he needed. In the midst of this pandemic, there are countless others facing despair and depression: family, friends, and business leaders need to know the signs and let them know it’s okay to need and seek help. Pathways to recovery are so very important in helping people find that something inside themselves that is greater than any obstacle. Help people believe in themselves today.

Christian Daa Larson (1874– 1954): American New Thought leader and teacher, as well as a prolific author of metaphysical and New Thought books