September 26, 2022
Good question. I sometimes ask myself the same thing. But one thing I know for sure. I am a better leader, a better husband and a better father without alcohol in my life.There is no way on this earth I could have moved into executive leadership and then as a CEO if drink was still in my life. The pangs of anxiety, the huge self-doubt, the procrastination – these are crippling on any day of the week but as a leader, I need to be present, I need to make difficult decisions and I need energy to do that. Alcohol robs you of these things.Don’t get me wrong, I have got a long way to go. My natural default is to crawl into a ball and hide in a corner when things get too much. I still find it hard to work through my emotions.But to feel things and appreciate things is a gift. Surely that’s something worth fighting for, right?