Let the Firefighting Stop #941 

by Sue Hawkes

“You are not required set yourself on fire to keep others warm.” – Dr. Joi Lewis 

This quote says it all. It makes you smile, and it stings at the same time. 

If you’re used to propping people up, being there for others, doing whatever it takes to help, lending an ear, a dollar (or many), your time and effort, this resonates. 

I was in a room full of successful lady bosses recently when Dr. Joi dropped this (and many other) truth bombs. It felt good to be in a crowd full of highly accomplished leaders who related to this statement. 

When you recognize yourself in the mirror someone is holding up, take a good look. 

It’s time for a change. You’re not the only answer. 

Focus where you have impact and let the firefighting stop. 


It’s time. 

Sue HawkesLet the Firefighting Stop #941