How Are You Staying Sane Right Now?2 min read
The combination of the presidential transition and the growing coronavirus pandemic is throwing life as we know it into confusion and uncertainty.
I’m doing my best to stay sane, but it’s not easy. I am…
…actively working with two group marketing programs right now,
…watching way too much news every day,
…watching escapist television (reruns of Marvel’s Agents of Shield),
…compiling post-election videos from late-night comedians (watch here)
…cooking some really good home-made keto meals,
…ordering a little too much on Amazon,
…not getting quite enough sleep,
…reading books and articles that uplift and inspire,
…inventing new approaches to marketing right now,
…cleaning up my yard and recycling Amazon boxes,
…listening to a ton of great jazz,
…hoping that things get better out there sooner than later.
Come to think of it, this is pretty much what I do during normal times!
I’m lucky that I get to stay safe at home working virtually on Zoom with people all over the world. Business has been good this year and I’m working with a lot of wonderful, smart people.
Ultimately, I have faith that things will work out for the best and know that it’s normal to go through difficult times.
I’m putting in an extra effort not to blame or hate people, no matter how much I disagree with them.
I’m getting along great with my wife right now and our wonderful little fuzzy dogs are keeping us smiling.
Dylan and Meera say, “Hi.”
You know all that personal growth work we’ve all done over the years? I think it’s important to remind ourselves that this is the time to put that stuff to work in our lives.
You know, patience, presence, resourcefulness, persistence, and above all else, a sense of humor and appreciation for the absurdities of life.
Remember, none of us are going to get out of this life alive. So why not enjoy the journey, no matter how crazy it gets?
Tell me how you are staying sane. I’d love to hear from you!
I thought I would bring you up to date on what I’ve been doing since i took the marketing action plan course awhile back. I still the words we created to market this course-my elevator speech. “We help lifelong learners use history to connect the past with their everyday lives.”
I was out of business when COVID struck. Since i do presentations at libraries and retirement homes and everything was shut down, I wasn’t terribly interested in doing it. I was also terribly bored after doing the same thing for seven years and pretty tired of it. A librarian called me and asked me to do a show virtually and offered to walk me through the process of getting online. I had always thought that might be the next step and wanted to do that “Out there.” To make a long story short, I started marketing my shows again, and people really wanted to talk to me. We have a reputation
in much of New Jersey and all of Delaware. When I started marketing in Delaware, it occurred to me that i had been in EVERY library in the state of Delaware. Since i now get to cherry pick the counties in which i will work, I’m doing well, and have been reinvigorated. I actually want to work again.
I’ve been extremely careful to get outside every day and to put structure into my days just so I can get through it. I hate not being able to go out, or go anywhere. Museums are closing again, and the mask is becoming mandatory almost everywhere.