I get a minimum of 50 emails on my The Daily Vulnerable account each month, and we are just in month two! Feedback Fridays are the once-a-fortnight opportunities to share some that really spoke to me.
In response to this post about a month ago, I got this beautiful piece of emphasis from a reader:
It’s panic. I understand. Lol. Doing “everything” gives a sense of accomplishment. Fear and panic are so overrated. It makes you run. Like proper run. You try to grasp at everything you can while running. Running from fear is a bit of an irony. There’s no finish line and at some point, you will have to slow down and face it again.
He’ll be alright.
I hope he – and the rest of us – are paying close attention.
Chude Jideonwo is founder of Joy, Inc. (www.joyinc.xyz), a benefit corporation based in Miami, Florida and Lagos, Nigeria, which mainstreams the research and science on human flourishing and positive emotions to transform the culture and build a new generation focused on the greatest happiness for the greatest many. All of Joy, Inc.’s profits are invested in charities. He has been a Forbes 30 under 30 honouree, a CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year winner, and a World Fellow at Yale University. His writing and work have been featured on the BBC, CNN, the Guardian, Aljazeera, the Huffington Post and the Financial Times, and he is the author of two books, Are We The Turning Point Generation? and How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump. He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Pan Atlantic University. A former board member at Microsoft 4Afrika, he now sits on the boards of RED, and the Oando Foundation. Before Joy, Inc., he led African media group, RED for 13 years, achieving 100 percent team retention, a 94 percent trust rate and a 96 percent joy rate in his last year; and working on national elections and social movements in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Liberia. He writes a daily newsletter via TheDailyVulnerable.com and blogs about the future of his region on WestAfricaIsACountry.com.