day 2773: Surface Cleaning

“So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech…”

I can imagine that when we get back to what we just recently called our desk that we will adopt surface cleaning practices like never before.  When was the last time you really looked at the keyboard in front of you and then cleaned it like is should be cleaned? We are fortunate that inanimate objects typically only need a good surface clean, but sometimes our software needs more that than.  So, while we are surface cleaning let’s not forget that where we can deep clean too, we should.

I was on the phone yesterday with an entrepreneur who I advise/coach.  The conversation reminded me that CEOs feel, probably more than anyone, that they need to be physically present with the company and team and when not able to do so it causes lots of stress and questioning of their value to be added.  As we were speaking, it was clear that stress and anxiety was present. After listening for a while, I heard an opportunity for the CEO to take this season of the business to do some personal cleaning up and in this case potentially a deep cleaning. It didn’t take much but with a little pointing out, quoting back, reminding and yes, nudging this CEO committed to cleaning up the language and words that had become far to easy to slip off the tongue.  I can’t remember a time in business when our hygiene mattered so much, so maybe we can take this time to both surface and deep clean those areas of our lives that also are in need of a good scrubbing!

Reference: 1 Peter 2:1 (New Living Translation)

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