What do you do when “Monday” happens?

The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast has a case of the Mondays.  

Your hosts David and Joshua Specht vent about spending their Monday adapting and overcoming a challenge to their day job. The father and son duo use this episode to discuss having their bad day fuel motivation for new beginnings.

Your generational lesson: Never let your mad get your money. Having an emotional reaction as a leader can lead to more problems.

Your Gen. X Advice: Don’t expect others to understand (that means even your partner). You may be on a journey together — whether in work or life — but others may not feel the negative as hard as you do.

Your Gen. Z Advice: You’re allowed to have a bad day and throw yourself a pity party every now then. Then you have to pick up all the pieces, because people are counting on you.

David discusses how when we fail, we do want to throw in the towel. He has seen people who don’t own their business up and quit. However, he says real leaders have that moment and then they snap out of it. You have a greater responsibility — you have to see the big picture the entire time.

When things go wrong, Josh says you can have an emotional reaction. But people who depend on you need to see you doing what it takes to get things done.

David adds that you don’t have to be perfect in your leadership, but you need to be involved and recognize where you can help. He says just being there gives everyone a sense of calm.

Josh notes that when things go wrong, your first reaction is to do anything to stabilize it. And even though you do a lot in that process, you can’t feel any accomplishment until you get it back to normal.

But he points out that it’s not about the instant gratitude of getting something fixed, it’s about the learning process. 

So, while it’s okay to not be okay, it’s not okay to stay that way. Once you get through the crisis, give yourself grace to take a break and get yourself together before stepping up to solve problems. Always remember that you’re a leader and how you react will affect the volatility of the situation.