Just last Wednesday, I heard my CEO’s personal story for the first time. He shared about our company’s battle-scarred history and how it rose like a pheonix from the ashes (go to link for story)
I was extremely inspired, and found great encouragement from his experience and attitude towards dealing with adversity.
“What’s his secret formula?”, you might ask. It was just one very simple four-letter word.
God’s answer and solution to his problems. So he obeyed and started telling everyone, as well as genuinely doing acts of love to his staff, without ever asking for anything in return.
Miraculously, in the depths of a downturn, with many ex-staff and associates leaving a mess as well as a bad name and huge debts for the company, it found favour and grace to turnaround and prosper.
And now the whole company’s ethos is centred around love, our core values being to Build a Warm, Dynamic and Caring family. It even sends an E-Love letter every 1st of the month to all staff and associates.
And love muliplies and spreads from the staff and associates to customers, suppliers, friends and family and even the larger community.
So I’d just like to share with you this thought, and I believe whatever unsurmountable circumstances you face, practise love and walls will break down.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. . .And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – excerpts from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13