I hope this message finds you all well and thriving. So here we are during what must be the worst kind of crisis our country and perhaps our entire world has ever faced. The Covid-19 virus has hit our bodies and it has affected our spirits as well, or has it? Whether or not your body has contracted the virus, your spirit and mental attitude is, as with September 11 or any other unexpected change, under your control. You and only you can decide how the Corona Virus and what is going on around you will influence your outlook and actions. As with the time after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, I have one overriding concept to share. “DON’T WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN’T CONTROL. ONLY FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN AFFECT AND THE REST WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.”
People will come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons for worry while not focusing enough on what they really can influence. People will decide, for example, to trust, or not trust, our state, local and federal governments’ decisions on how to handle this crisis and certainly many will not trust our elected officials or at least they will stress over what our government representatives are saying. I submit that all that stress and fear will only paralyze them and not permit them to think and take clear actions on their own behalf.
Enough preaching for now. I write this with a question for everyone who reads this. First some brief background. Over the past two weeks I have been receiving an increasing amount of emails from lots of experts, teachers and pundits offering me all sorts of webinars, courses and teleconferences to tell me how to cope with the corona virus. I also am receiving an ever-growing number of emails telling me how to grow my business or create a new business as well as how to thrive and survive in “these trying times”. Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate many of them. There are lots of great ideas out there and I am sure I have encountered several of them. However, one thing that strikes me as I read some of these emails is “why do these experts and pundits think that right now they are sending me something I want to read and consider?”.
Of course, what really is happening is that many of the senders of these emails want to sell me something and that’s ok. They are only trying to survive and thrive during this difficult and uncertain period.
For my part, I could create a course too. I could begin conducting webinars and other programs since, after all, not only did I survive September 11, 2001 and successfully moved on from that day, but I too have lots of knowledge I could loosen on the world. So, I am reaching out to ask your help. I would like to begin holding some online free webinars, but I want to talk about and share what you want to hear about. Yes, I also plan to conduct paid virtual presentations for companies, schools and other organizations, but first and foremost I want to meet up with you to discuss what you want me to discuss. At present the plan will be to conduct these events on Facebook Live. More to follow on that.
Most of you all know me and many of you have heard me speak at events and meetings. Please post your thoughts, ideas and concerns here and I will begin to prepare to meet with you. Next week we can begin having time together where I can use my knowledge to answer your questions. No question is too large or too small. My plan is that the events I propose here will include much discussion time and not me just preaching and teaching.
I am excited to hear from you and look forward to meeting with you online. Thanks in advance for your ideas and thoughts.