But in Oct 2004, in a plane crash, he lost 10 people from his senior management group, including his 24 year old son and brother. They all were in the same plan, going for a business visit.
Rick said, “You don’t, you can’t prepare for anything like that.”
This is very true, life sometimes gets really very hard. Things can happen what even we are afraid to imagine, but it does.
How should we prepare for that? The answer is, we don’t. Yes it is about staying strong and getting up in a hard way.
After the disaster, Rick Hendrick, addressed to his emlpoyees, they hired new people in top management. Set up offices a few steps apart to overcome the gaps in their knowldge. And after 40 days, they made to the next race.
Turning tragedy into a motivation tool is not easy, but this is what real leaders do.
And this is what you can do to motivate your team / family or yourself. No one born as a leader, you put yourself to lead the change and this is the moment when world demands you to lead.
None of us really knows, what has life for us, big success or a disaster or anything between. It is not important, the important is to believe that no matter how worse things get, you’ll stand up and stay stand.