Chapter 11

Wow! Prepare to win in spite of your situation looking like a loss. This is the four year anniversary of my house fire. My family and I lost everything yet we found praise in celebrating LIFE. After reading this chapter I realized I pulled out my superhero powers by making sure I kept my family together (even if it was living in a hotel), still ate dinner together every night (even if it was going out to eat) and allowing my family to understand although we lost every bit of material things we owned we still had each other.

Another ah-ha moment reading this chapter was the gut check of allowing your staff to “Lay bricks” and as the leader of the department take time off work. It caused me to become a little emotional thinking of the years and experiences I missed by working too many hours. I know I have built a dynamic team and after reading Chapter 11, I am empowered to pull out my superhero powers and I have scheduled a couple days off. ~Michele Thomas-Valentine, Director of Engagement and Volunteer Services, Chillicothe, Ohio

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