We broke up, and of course, it hurt. Worse yet, no one reached out to see if I was ok with the relationship ending. It was expected that life would hum along just as before.
This, unfortunately, is the ordinary course of things when a friendship ends. Have you noticed that our reactions to an ending friendship are different than ending a romantic relationship? There are no cards, no excuses to eat ice cream, and languish around in your PJs for three days. It’s just over.
What does this have to do with business, you ask? I strongly believe our success is impacted by the people we surround ourselves with. And when you have someone in your circle that is not rooting for you, they need to go. No matter how painful the “break up.”
The end of every relationship, whether it is a marriage, long-term relationship, or a friendship, hurts. Even when it is the natural outgrowth of change. It is still the loss of a person in your life. It should be a time of reflection and kindness. Eat ice cream, feel sad, find your Zen, join a kickboxing class, do whatever it is you need to do to accept this change. Then move forward.
You can’t build an empire without the right people in your corner. Once you move this distraction out of your way, you make room for more loving, caring people who are rooting for your success.