PART III: THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Although I have largely focused on the economically active individual for the past two editions (whether you’re self-employed, a business owner, employed or on the market looking for work), I’d like to dedicate this edition to ALL of us.
Even as a Health Professional, I am not immune to the same angst gripping us from a worldwide perspective. I too, am seated on my own emotional rollercoaster – just like you.
I spent the better part of last week crying. Crying out of sheer frustration, crying as I tried to support my son in his online schooling journey, and crying as I execute a hand-over of some of my work due to being given notice from an anchor client. I’ve cried at trying to figure out how I’m going to give our domestic worker notice, and I’ve cried imagining my boy celebrating his birthday isolated for the first time in seven years.
The golden thread that stitches us all beautifully together is that we are all fundamentally human. The differences we see between one person from another, however, comes down to the choices we make, the paradigms we encompass and the behaviours we demonstrate.
We cannot control what’s happening in our world, but we CAN control what happens in our personal environment, and our response to this pandemic.
I’ve chosen to create meaning from my journey, share my learnings and tips with you, and perhaps inspire you to create some meaning of your own.
PART II: THE PROFESSIONAL
Last week we unpacked some tactics to support small business owners in their struggle to keep their doors open during a truly momentous occasion in history. This week, we’ll be focusing on you – the working Professional. I’ve put together my Top 12 Tips to support you.
C-19 has demonstrated a critical lesson that we may not have wanted to face: every-single-one-of-us-is-disposable. If you have not lost your employment, I’ll bet my bottom dollar you know someone who has. Although I will be largely targeting those who have found themselves now part of the unemployed population group, I would encourage the ‘lucky’ ones who still have employment to take heed of my advice. You never know if you’ll be next to get the axe…
**Side note; although I refer to the term ‘Professionals’, this encompasses all individuals who are economically active – regardless of age, background, skills or education.
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