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Together, we have processed the shock and trauma of being plunged into crisis…been vulnerable with one another about our struggle to navigate the unknown…made big shifts in our personal priorities, routines, and daily structures…and gleaned powerful insights to take with us into the future.
At the end of the day, we all choose to point our proverbial boats towards the horizon in the direction of our choosing, and we get to decide what we will do with the time given. Our reflections remind us that FOCUS, ACTION, GRATITUDE, and GRACE take us far in our journey as leaders. Perhaps some of the questions we asked ourselves and themes we discovered will resonate with you and help you on your journey. What questions will you ask yourself so that your roots are deep and ready to handle any storm life brings you?
As we shelter in place, so many things are unwinding. Our routines, rhythms, and long ingrained ways of doing things have been upended. Upon finding many knots in my own life, I began to wonder, “When did I start getting wound up in the first place, tight, constricted, and just plain full?” It started with a deceptive and subtle yet unmistakable pattern. I said yes. To everything. Knot. Tighten. Grip. Pull. It’s time for a sea-change.
Life at home, compelled by ‘shelter in place’ orders all over the State, is, well, unique. Not the right word. Interesting? Yes. Chaotic, stressful, overwhelming and taxing also apply. If you’re feeling this way, perhaps a few quick stories will lighten your load, and perhaps they will give you a new perspective, as they did me.
They say on every flight before we take off, “put your oxygen mask on first before trying to help anyone else.” This highly practical article by Joshua Hunt shares tips that helped him weather the storms of 9-11 and 2008, and they can help you get your air mask on, so you can rise to the challenges ahead and come out on the other side of this in the absolute best possible way.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SBA LOAN PROCESS: Ami Kassar will continue with his noon ET SBA Loan webinars tomorrow and next week -- register here. Here's his community site to help business owners navigate through the SBA loan process during these confusing times.
Tom Chi is an inventor who started Google X, Google’s invention team. This technique created a working prototype of Google Glass in just one day, and he utilizes it to rapidly solve big problems of all kinds!
You can use this methodology to invite unfiltered ideas into the room, try new ideas, learn from them, and solve your big problems quickly!
What will the new economy of relationships look like? Greeting people with a hug and standing near another to connect has always been our way, but instead, we greeted with air high fives, gentle bows with hands together as if in prayer, and warm smiles from a distance. And I began wondering, what will the new economy of relationships look like, if we are forever changed by COVID-19?
Only a week ago, it was business as usual, and now we are plunged into challenges we could not have expected or planned for. Let’s do this together!