Do Not Grow Weary
The close of September and most of October has been challenging for us here at Newby Management. The destruction left in the path of Hurricane Ian was immense and impacted many of our communities. When we face storms that require a N.E.A.T (Newby Emergency Action Team) response it demands our team wear multiple hats. Men and women who typically work as Regional Managers, maintenance men, accountants, trainers for example find themselves clearing debris, loading, and hauling household goods from flooded homes, all working to restore some sense of normalcy.
It is in times like these we see the value of team members and future leaders rise to the surface. It would be a mistake to only mention those on “the front lines” we should also make note of the team members who support those out front from behind the lines. Daily ensuring the “normal” work is accomplished, the resources for the front lines are provided for, and there is encouragement for all. We could not accomplish the things we do without their hard work.
Through the years I have responded to many storm recoveries with Newby Management. Many times, I have been moved by the commitment and hard work of the team members. However, what inspires and encourages me the most is our leadership. To have a CEO and President who are part of the initial response teams. To see them as boots on the ground from day one, striving to encourage and protect residents, working to protect assets and ensure the future for both our team and our investors is certainly motivational and encouraging to say the least.
As I write I am reminded of a verse taken from the writing of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians;
“…let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9