Navigating The Paranoia And The Pandemic

I'm a little late this morning.

Had some computer problems. Was up and writing away as usual and as luck would have it hit some button, and everything went away.

The autosave, for whatever reason didn’t work and, hey, that's life. It’s gone. The flashes of brilliance I was going to share with y’all are now somewhere floating around the cloud, I think.

So, we move on. I have my Strong Coffee and I get back to writing.

I can assure you it's not nearly the worst thing that could possibly happen particularly in light of everything that is going on in our world right now.

Thank you to all the guys who’ve reached out with ideas “Hey you should write a piece about what to do now, when you're stuck at home, working out at home, or healthy tips to deal with the virus”.

The reality is, I'm not here to tell anybody what to do. I don't even know myself.

These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. The schools are closed. The threat of this virus, and it's spreading is real.

The paranoia, I believe has eclipsed, the pandemic.

Everybody is going to handle this differently and in their own way.

To me, as a man this is a situation where you do your best to lead by example. I try to think about these things in the manner of “Am I prepared and capable of taking care of my family.” “Am I someone that people can turn to for support, assurance, practicality and implementation?”

When times get tough. What am I going to do? What am I going to say? How am I going to act?

What are you going to do?

The power of positivity is a really impactful tool. While I can think positive thoughts and pray for those who may be affected and suffering from the disease and the collateral damage of this disease, which will be incredibly wide spread, for me and my family this will most likely come and go and not be hugely impactful.

We will be stay close. We have good books, we have movies, we have a puzzle on the table, food in the house a yard to exercise in. We have the ability to take care of ourselves. We can walk, we can exercise, we can communicate.

Sure there are inconveniences as business and services slow down. Are we not able to come and go and do the things that we normally do without fear, obstacle or shut down. Yeah, there's some of that.

However, I have nothing to complain about.

We are very fortunate.

I choose to control what I can control, take the necessary precautions, try to be smart and not be irresponsible. Whatever that really means. My smart and responsible may differ drastically from yours.

I will go out of my way to do everything and anything I possibly can to support and take care of those who perhaps don’t have it as good. If we all do a little bit more of that, it will help to alleviate some of the pain, some of the strain the anxiety, the stress, the paranoia and the fear that so many less fortunate are being forced to endure.

So calm down.

We are going to be fine. Stop.

Take a breath.

Take a walk.

Enjoy some of this time that you now have at home. Connect with the people you haven't spoken to in a while, be close with your family, exercise, reach out to your clients.

Seize opportunity with prospects in new business, go out to eat if you can, support the people, the businesses, the brands that you love and care about and be there for one another, the markets will recover.

Focus on the things that we can control.

Keep moving forward and be positive, with our days, and our lives and our society.

In Health – G

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