I am writing this from my back porch. It looks like I will be spending a lot of time out here over the coming weeks.
The coronavirus is rampaging across our country, our state, and my community. Mrs. C. and I are safe and healthy. We have decided to hunker down and “self isolate.” You might call it a preview of retirement!!
I had planned at the beginning of the year to get back into blogging over my spring break. It was not a New Year’s resolution, per se, but more of something I have missed. I am also starting up my digital work with Kane Harrison again. More on that soon…
Little did I know that spring break would usher in something like this!
Many of us are having to adjust. My adjustments are minor compared to many of the entrepreneurs I know. For me it is adapting on the fly to online classes (thankfully I am a co-founder of a digital learning company!), advising via email, and mentoring alum entrepreneurs via text, phone, and email. For many of the entrepreneurs I call friends it is finding a way to survive during the most uncertain times any of us have ever seen.
Some entrepreneurs I know have lost funding. Many have had to close their business indefinitely to support “social distancing.” All are scrambling to manage cash flow and extend their runways just long enough to make it to the other side….whenever that happens.
On our afternoon walk, I was telling Mrs. C. about some of the stories I am hearing. She said, “You need to start blogging again.”
So here we go. I hope this journalling around entrepreneurship, a pandemic, and an economic meltdown will be helpful.