The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has forced all of us to face many challenges that we did not anticipate and that have had unexpected consequences. Some of you have shared with me the financial, physical, emotional, social, professional, spiritual, and relational burdens that you are facing. I want you to know that your Board, CEO and Executive Leadership cares! The Executive Leadership Team and I meet daily to review and discuss how we can support and encourage each of you during this time.
A personal philosophy of mine that has helped me to balance my own personal and professional challenges is represented in the diagram above. This has become especially meaningful to me during times like these. We are all complicated and multifaceted creatures with any number of factors competing for our time, energy, and attention. We all carry our own set of PERSONAL issues, identities, and challenges and perhaps those have been highlighted during this crisis. We also carry our individual PROFESSIONAL identities, expectations and dreams, which likely are being disrupted by COVID-19. Balancing all of this can be a real challenge without the proper foundation. For me, that foundation is being grounded in the MISSION. Remembering who we are, why we exist, and what we have been called to do is the thing that keeps my own personal and professional challenges from getting out of balance.
I hope that this encouragement, along with the many ways The Crossroads Center is “Taking Care Of The People Who Are Taking Care Of The People” (see below), is a blessing to you and helpful in your own journey to live out your life MISSION.