Depending on the role in your organization, you may have people above and/or below you in the hierarchy of the company. A good use of your emotions is to remember “when you’re up, go down, and when you’re down, go up“.
If you’re feeling great, that’s a perfect time to chat those lower than you in the company and share the enthusiasm. Get them excited and feeling positive.
On the other side, if you’re stressed or depressed, go up to those above you and seek guidance. If it’s a healthy company, your manager and others higher in the hierarchy should be there to help you and get you back on the the right track.
It’s similar to something that Ben Horowitz shared in “The Hard Thing About Hard Things“, when he said:
“No matter who you are, you need two kinds of friends in your life. The first kind is one you can call when something good happens, and you need someone who will be excited for you. Not a fake excitement veiling envy, but a real excitement. You need someone who will actually be more excited for you than he would be if it had happened to him. The second kind of friend is somebody you can call when things go horribly wrong—when your life is on the line and you only have one phone call.”
Whether it’s your personal life or your business, knowing who to talk to when you’re up or down can help you make the best of either situation.
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