Business life is a rat race. So many meetings, presentations, emails. Breakfast to go. Working lunch. Late dinner. It’s crazy.
Then, all of a sudden, things grind to a halt. The meetings get cancelled. The email trail ends. Your calendar frees up, overnight.
At first, there’s so much to organize both at home and in the office. Change, everywhere. Perhaps you’ll be sad, depressed, nervous—all of those.
After a while, the dust settles. That’s the moment to ask the important questions:
- What idea have I always wanted to pursue?
- Who are the people I have always wanted to connect with?
- What does really matter to me?
In a crisis, it’s the innovators who help us come out stronger on the other side. There will be a time after—it will come faster than you think.
Once you’ve dealt with the fallout, you have an important choice to make. You could keep watching the news, checking emails, thinking about what isn’t. Or you could step back, think about what the future could be like, and start to shape it.
If you had 90, 60, 30, or even just 10 days, what could you create?