Do you have influence? A leadership role? A chance to set the feeling tone at work or in a volunteer environment? If you do, then you have the opportunity to engage in human math; not the stuff on paper, but the math of real lives. You can use your skills and position to add value to the people you influence or you can subtract from them. Unfortunately, we all know a divider or two. They may be in charge or they may be using divide and conquer techniques behind the scenes, but their propensity to use division is real - and toxic.
Who I really want to reach are those of you who know deep down that you are a multiplier. You can add significant value to the lives of others and you are needed! (Did I mention, now?)
In these divided times is when the multipliers must step forward. If you can do significant work, don't hunker down at home and just take care of yourself. Who has been a multiplier in your life? Imagine that person in your mind. Can you now step into those shoes and create value and opportunities for others? Are you waiting for just the right moment or for someone to give you permission? Don't wait, please don't wait.
I challenge you to look at your actions and take stock of what math sign you carry around? If you realize that you are engaging in subtraction or even occasionally division, make the commitment to get into the addition column today. There are plenty of people willing to make a situation worse, willing to cut others down, but offer no solutions, no positive actions. If you already know how to add value, then look for your opportunities to be a multiplier. I guarantee the moments will appear if you look for them.
It does the world no good for you to engage in subtraction when you are a game changer - be a multiplier.