Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Posted Friday, November 11th, 2016. Filed Under Voices of wisdom

I love the theme of this.

We just came off one of the biggest US elections of my time. In my life I would never have thought that Trump would win the US election to become President.

My son is in grade 11 and we talked about the election and discussed how it is possible to win the popular vote but lose the electoral vote and lose the election, as Hillary Clinton did. He feels that this is a very undemocratic way to vote. However it is what it is and it’s not changing any time soon.

Thank goodness I did not have to vote in this past election as I am not sure who I would have voted for. Whatever is the case, however you voted, you are now in the position to deal with the WHAT IS. What is … is that Donal Trump has been declared the 45th President of the United States Of America.

There is one thing I do like about Donald Trump and that he is willing to challenge the status quo. I do not often like his approach however I too believe that many things in place are not working. From this I gather inspiration and strength to go forward in my own desire to challenge the corporate world when it comes to how (or lack of) we are training/developing/nurturing/grooming our millennials/Gen Z for the next level of leadership both as managers and thought-leaders.

It is time to roll up our sleeves and come together to make not just American great again but the world. We allow too much tyranny, death, loss and destruction to happen. We support causes yet we need to go further and challenge the status quo.

At this point I have moved completely away from Trump his antics, his desires, his beliefs. I am talking about collectively coming together to make a real difference around the world. I know that every world leader is waiting to see what Trump does and how it will affect them, this includes Canada and the NAFTA agreement and other alignments we’ve had in past.

Every head of country should be sitting down with their strategy team and thinking outside the box and proactively think about how they can better their country and not wait for Trump to instil his choices/actions on any one country.

I hope Trudeau, our prime minister, is thinking of other trade channels to open up. He is beginning to do this, which is good.

We can spend the next few years complaining about Trump, Brexit, China or whatever you believe is impacting the world right now OR we can just be in this moment and figure out how best to deal with the cards we are dealt.

That’s what I plan on doing.

Take some time this weekend. Grieve, cry, laugh, cheer and do whatever you need to do to move through this then wake up ready to roll up our sleeves and make decisions for our collective best.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

All my love,

Sandra




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