Sarah left yesterday. Her husband’s company moved its HQ’s down interstate 35 about three hours, so she, the kids (Miles and Emmett), and their two dogs (Essie and Murphy) are starting a new home life in a bordering Big 12 state. No, she is not leaving the EcSell team, our members, and her role has not changed. She will do everything she’s always done for our members and our team. So, why am I melancholy today?
Her departure really caused me to think. Not about how we will make it happen with her working remotely, not about the impact it will have on our team—those are important, but items I know we are all committed to make work, and she is too freakishly talented to allow any other outcome. Moving her office 200 miles south has made me realize her most important contribution is simple: Sarah inspires me, she inspires our entire team. Because of the way she goes about her work, my game has been elevated, as are the games of her colleagues.