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The Opportunity of Disruption

Written by Maari Casey on March 16, 2020

We are all waking up to some changes this week and possibly for the next couple of weeks. As I was thinking about things over the weekend and this morning I started to get overwhelmed. There’s so many questions that are circling. How is this going to effect my business? Clients seem to be panicking

We are all waking up to some changes this week and possibly for the next couple of weeks. As I was thinking about things over the weekend and this morning I started to get overwhelmed. There’s so many questions that are circling.

How is this going to effect my business? Clients seem to be panicking and cancelling. Companies are talking lay-offs already.
How am I going to maintain everything I need to do with kids out of school? And them how do I make sure that I’m helping them continue their education on top of work and all the other things? How do I keep them off the screen 24/7??!
Are my older family members okay? Why won’t they listen to me and stay away from Bridge Club?!
What is this going to mean long term?!! Agghhhhh!

The circling can turn quickly into spiraling. I then realized that the best way to maintain all the things is that I can’t. Our normal mode of operations can’t continue to operate during a disruption like this that is why it’s called a “disruption.” When we start to feel pinched and panicked it is usually because we are trying to do too much. If you feel that pinch stop and assess where you can edit. What can you stop doing? 
Over the next couple of weeks we will be doing our best to keep in touch with everyone through some remote activities and content. We encourage all of you to use this time to press pause, take a look at your business and where you can add a new skill. Spend some time thinking about how you can offer a remote service to another business that might need your help. Focus less on moving the needle in your business, and more on your family and health. I’ve found that many times the disruptions we encounter in our lives are a true time for us to stop and pay attention to what’s important. Perhaps our current mode of operation may need a new mode of operation. Don’t look too far ahead at what may or may not happen. Maybe limit social media, news, virus gossip if it leads to more worry. We will be okay. The house may be a little messier, our spending my be a little tighter, but as innovators and independents this is when we can really shine. Go forth and be awesome!

-Maari Casey
Founder & CEO of Uncompany

Tools to use –
Online learning and up-skilling:
https://www.lynda.com/
https://www.skillshare.com/
https://www.masterclass.com/

For learning at home:
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
https://www.abcmouse.com/
https://www.spellingcity.com/

For moving and dancing w/kids:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw
At home workouts for grown-ups:
Simple at home workout: https://www.sundried.com/blogs/training/no-equipment-home-workout
Peleton (you don’t need the bike): https://www.onepeloton.com/app
MommaStrong: https://www.mommastrong.com/
@opengym: https://open-gym.com/

Unco virtual activities:
Remote Coffee Hour https://zoom.us/meeting/238168525
more coming soon

“Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead.” – Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is The Way