Where is the love?

Where is the love?


– Hey there, it’s Michael. Well, if you’re of a certain age, you vividly remember where you
were 18 years ago this week when you heard the news
of what was happening to our country on the morning of 9/11. It’s hard to imagine it’s been 18 years since that horrific day
and I’m not sure about you, but I still have a hard
time grasping what happened or how it could happen. But something really magical happened in the days that followed. I was still in the hospital
recovering from my last bad day, but I could feel the love,
love for our country, our neighbors, our families. I like to think that
love is our superpower and as humans, we have
this awesome ability to love one another. Back then, you know this, we were scared, we didn’t know what to do,
we didn’t know what to say, we were uncertain, but we came together and I think love brought us together to build that connection. Do you remember how it felt
in the days following 9/11, when we just paused, we prayed, we took a deep breath
and, despite our fears, our country got to work, work rebuilding, work on healing, we looked
past our differences, and we just tried to be
there for each other. We tried to connect and love was the glue that
made that connection possible. But unfortunately over time, instead of drawing closer
together, we started fighting. We let our differences divide us and we moved into bigger
homes, into bigger lots, and instead of coming closer, we pulled away from each other. Instead of connecting,
we started to scroll and that just fed our
addiction to being right. But even though it seems like
over the past several years we’ve drifted even further apart and that we’ve lost the
ability to love one another, I still believe it’s within us, this power to love one
another, to build connection. I think it’s our way forward to solve things like gun
violence, climate change, and we can even use it day-in and day-out to change how we work together because I believe if we can
change how we work together, we can change how we live together because, let’s be honest, we
spend so much time at work. Yesterday, I was with a group of awesome-sauce marketing leaders to help them discover their values and they did a great job of discovering the values that were
important to them today but we also did something else. We explored the values
that they needed to honor to create a better tomorrow, to create the life and
career that they desired, which may be something for all of us to think about this week as
we pause, breathe, and reflect on what happened 18 years ago. What I’m hoping is that
love, the value of love, has a deeper place in our
values or are ranked higher. It’s a great one to be addicted to and love helps our peloton move faster. So as always, thanks for watching. Please scroll down, say
hello, and until next week, have fun storming the castle but you can only come if
you’re bringing the love. Talk to you soon, bye bye.

3 thoughts on “Where is the love?

  1. Thanks for the reminder of what it felt like after we got over the shock and before we went to war. Makes me wonder how we've gotten so far away from the love. Sending some to you, Michael!

  2. Your message is awesome sauce MOB! Another great way to start a Sunday morning – thank you!! Keep spreading your superpowers! The world desperately needs them.

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