Heart, Hands, and Hard Work
Hey, I’m going to give you an inside look at our Leadership meetings here at FWH HQ.
Why? You might ask.
One of these meetings led to a huge breakthrough on what it actually means to be one of The Few.
You’ll love it, so I’ll keep it short and jump right in.
Drew, Breanna, Bedros, and I start every Leadership meeting with what’s called the “segue”.
It’s a 5-minute window where we each call out 1 personal win and 1 professional win from the past week.
Typically, I am very prepared for the segue…
But, this one fateful day, I was not. I’m far from perfect —
And I dropped the ball on having a personal win ready to share.
My life happened to be super hectic at the time…
And, truthfully, I was struggling to find a win amongst all of the adversity.
When it was my turn in the segue, I had no choice but to “freestyle” my personal win.
What I shared startled me.
It was raw and genuine.
It leapt out of me like a caged animal that had been ricocheting inside of my chest for months.
“For my personal win, I’m just really grateful to do what I love with who I love —
An entire community of people who are all heart, hands, and hard work.
Every single day. No excuses.”, I said.
You could hear a pin drop on the Zoom.
Then, everybody nodded firmly and slowly in approval.
Next, a serious look of “now let’s hunt!” fell across our faces
…And we got to work.
After the meeting, I realized that we captured the essence of The Few in that moment:
The 3 things that remain when we strip away all of our “earthly” non-essentials,
The 3 things that we use to transform our traumas into our triumphs,
The 3 things that are the true building blocks of The Few:
Heart, hands, and hard work.
We may all use our hands for different types of hard work —
But all of our hearts pump the same sincere love for doing the hard work.
Every morning since that meeting, especially when times are trying, I remind myself of this phrase —
So it was more than fitting that we brought it to life as gear for The Few.
Check them out here.
With all heart and hard-working hands,