First and foremost, I hope you are all safe and well.
We all know dealing with adversity should always part of a leader’s business model. We never know when adversity may be hiding right around the corner.
Sadly, the adversity we are all currently dealing with has come so quickly, hit so hard and at such a cost to many of us professionally and personally, I know it’s tough to keep a positive attitude.
Today, I want to share a message of hope.
Famed college football coach Lou Holtz is fond of putting a spin on the word “Win”. Coach Holtz challenged his players to take the word Win and break down the letters to as follows:
W = What’s
I = Important
N = Now
What’s Important Now for all of us as chamber members, as communities and as a nation is to be strong. As hard as it may be to look forward – we must. We must support one another, take advantage of the support systems and programs provided by government agencies, and educate ourselves through the many platforms available to us as to what the new world order may look like once this crisis is over.
I realize this is easier said than done. But what’s important now is that we prepare for the future as best we can during these ever- changing times. It will end, and the chamber is here to support you.
I would encourage all of you to talk to your fellow chamber members and continue to engage with the support systems that are currently in place. Dorothy is doing a great job in providing all of us daily information as well as providing ideas that we as a chamber can do to support one another. Thank you Dorothy! Your dedication is much appreciated.
I shared a message with my team in one of my weekly engagement emails: Be Strong because things will get better. It may be storming now, but it never rains forever.
President, Quad Area Chamber