Referring to Scribe Media suddenly making its famous book-writing process free to download to the world (with complimentary free online video courses being offered in tandem for the next two weeks), CEO and founder, our old friend Tucker Max, sent out the following email to his employees earlier this week:
“So, this weekend and yesterday was an amazing time for the tribe, and super energizing, but I also want to recognize that I am having waves of different emotions through the day.
One on hand, I’m very excited about what this opportunity could mean for all of us, and for the world if we handle it well.
On the other hand, I’m having way more than regular issues with fear, self-doubt, and anxiety:
‘Can I do what Scribe needs?’
‘Will my work be good enough?’
‘Will anyone care?’
‘Am I enough to rise and meet this challenge?’
Again, the facts of my fears don’t matter here, these are deep emotional issues.
Just bringing this up to both acknowledge it in myself, and give others space to feel free to do the same if it’s true for you. I cannot heal what I do not acknowledge, so I am facing this and recognizing that it exists.
(And if you aren’t having any of these issues, that’s OK too, and feel free to share your secrets, lol).”
What Tucker is doing here is telling his folks, hey, it’s OK to feel a certain way, especially now, I feel that same way, myself.
When we talk about company culture, a lot of it is mapped out in emotions. So leaders have to give a lot of thought and effort into what kind of *emotional landscape* one is trying to build.
And that’s exactly what Tucker is trying to do. And from here, it looks like he’s succeeding.