This Will Change Things
Updated: Apr 26, 2020
It certainly isn’t a year (so far) that we want to look back on. I read the quote recently “this month has been a long year.” It's going to be over this week, and a new month starting Friday.
So far this April, we have seen the corona virus continue, the tanking and rising of the stock market, shelter in place, the Olympics changed, Tom Brady and the "Gronk" (Rob Gronkowski) joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (now being called the Tompa Buccaneers), some states opening up small businesses (haircuts, salons, Tattoo parlors). Who knows what the rest of this week looks like, I can’t even begin to imagine.
Unlike 9/11 or the great recession of 2008/2009, this pandemic will certainly change things and likely for the better. Humans are extremely resilient, innovative, and talented. What we thought was impossible at the beginning of the month, has become the norm as we are moving forward; new approaches, businesses and opportunities will arise.
No April Fool’s joke, on April first did we imagine the following?
The vast majority of colleges would go to E Learning (all kids kicked off campus).
Local schools engage kids remotely.
That people can work from home effectively and don’t need to be constantly checked in on.
It is possible to stay connected, have cocktails, and workout together with the use of Zoom, Facetime, and Google Hangouts.
Actually spending time together as a family isn’t as hard as it seems.
Being a recruiter in the financial services sector I often use the following quote “Bankers have a 7 years memory in a 10 year cycle” It is not just bankers, but business in general, as humans we often go back to the way things were, because they are easy. What used to be easy is no longer easy, we have created a new norm, the bar has been raised and let’s embrace it.
What choice do we really have?
Good luck, stay safe!