What we are going through collectively and on a global scale likens itself to wartime, I’ve heard. Most of us have not experienced anything like it. It’ surreal. It’s like we are all in a Hollywood horror movie. So much has changed in such a short period of time.
Yesterday, my first day out after self-quarantine, a beautiful sunny day, I was walking along the seawall here in Vancouver. And other than people keeping a greater distance from each other than normal, you wouldn’t really know this is happening.
It’s times like these that we must come together. We must help each other. If you need help, don’t hesitate to ask for it. And if you are able to give help, don’t hesitate to offer it.
We will get through this. But it’s how we get through this that will show our true character, both as individuals, and as businesses. Let me give you one example. Disney closed it’s theme parks earlier this month but will continue to pay it’s employees. That’s good corporate responsibility (for lack of a better word). Other companies (to remain nameless), have laid off their employees without pay.
Another example comes from the airline industry. When this crisis started to appear serious some airlines made it very easy for customers to change their flights, and even waived the fees. While other airlines did not and charged an arm and a leg for their customers to get home.
Our true character will become obvious through this crisis, if it wasn’t before. Like always we have choices, as individuals and businesses.
I’ve seen more good than bad and it inspires me to do more.
Whatever I can do to help you either on a personal level or for your business, please reach out.