Our physical presence often shows support in ways that words simply cannot. If you think back to times of stress or times when you were under pressure, you know that the person who was there meant the world to you.
I can think of times when I had big presentations to do and my manager would show up in the back of the room. As a manager, I did the same for my team as well. Having that presence there was more important than a simple “break a leg” would have been before I began. Actually, any coworker or friend being there had a similar impact as well.
Parties. Funerals. Work occasions. Charity events. We’ve all had those moments when one of our supporters walked in and a sense of relief, confidence and even peace swept over us and we knew in an instant that we were no longer alone in the circumstance.
Never doubt that showing up is important. It may seem like a small thing to you; however, it rarely is. Schedules are crazy and time is precious so when we show up in person it speaks to how much we value and support someone.
Without ever saying a word.