This video is an emotional one. Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams opens up about a deeply personal experience in which he was so depressed and beaten down that he had trouble even getting out of bed in the morning.
He used to wonder why people couldn’t lift themselves up by their own bootstraps when they’re feeling down and solve their own problems. But when he suddenly found himself a million dollars in debt after a business deal went south, he learned to empathize with people experiencing trouble.
Sometimes we really need a friend. Not someone to judge us or try to solve our problems, but someone to listen and share kind words with us.
Enjoy this emotionally charged video:
This is the 10th video in this series, which is based on Williams’ book, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results. Check out the other videos in the series:
- How Loyalty Can Hurt You and Your Career
- What Is “Me, Inc.”?
- A Simple Yet Effective Way to Broach Sensitive Subjects
- Get Rid of Gossip at Work
- How to Build Trust in the Workplace
- How to Help Employees Grow from Their Mistakes
- How to Delegate Vital Tasks
- Leaders Work Better in Pairs
- 3 Simple Steps to Increase Respect at the Office
Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.