The Coronavirus Outbreak & Its Lessons

In a moment like this, it’s normal to be fearful, panicked and in full crisis mode. I mean, I totally don’t blame you! However, I want to take this opportunity to share with you all the lessons that I've been learning throughout the Coronavirus outbreak.

I've asked my lovely followers, “What should my next blog post be about?” & they came up with this idea! Not only do I want to share the lessons I’ve learned, but I also want to share the lessons learned by others around the world.@hustlefulefforts said,"Every unfortunate situation comes with a lesson to be learned." So with that being said, let’s dive in!

@smallbizsavings has shared with me the importance of having several sources of income. In my opinion, majority (if not all!) jobs are not secure and therefore, digging your well before you're thirsty is extremely important! Living in the Information Age, I recommend having a technology based side hustle.

@in.sideworld (Vincente Garcia) expresses our economy, health and society is so fragile. I feel when things are going so well that we tend to forget that in a blink of an eye, everything can change.

@epowermind mentions that we take so much for granted such as our health, family and even freedom. From this point forward, I’ll be appreciating what I have more often.

@apex.millionaires realizes that most things we do depend on our local businesses such as getting a haircut. I gained so much more respect for our local business owners and will choose to support them more often when the crisis is over.

@tofudreamz expresses she feels privileged to be living in a home during social distancing and I couldn’t agree more! I’m so thankful I have a roof over my head and food on the table.

@my.journey.mind.body.soul feels it’s important to have a mentor to guide and talk to you during these tough times. I have a mentor and to be honest, I’m so grateful to have their expertise by my side.

@theproductivesquirrel shared there was so much they needed to organize at home. That’s a great lesson my friend!

@gina_gonzy expressed that life is more precious than we believe it is. I feel I don’t even need to elaborate on that lesson because that's beautifully written.

Here are some of my personal lessons I've learned through all of this:

  • The importance of a rainy day fund and how it's vital to have at least 3-6 months of bills and expenses in a bank account ready to be used, if needed.

  • Continue to develop my leadership skills because it's vital in times like this. Leadership is needed when there’s uncertainty and that’s when it starts to emerge whether you’re a business owner, living at home with family or in a management position.

  • When it comes to myself, I've learned I did not change. What I’m coming face to face with is my true self. Am I giving to others in a time of need or hoarding?

  • I’m learning to take control of my thoughts rather than my thoughts controlling me.

  • We only have one body and one mind, what are you feeding it?

  • I came to ask myself,"What am I doing everyday to reach my goals?" I’m taking this time to focus on my goals because we only have one life and I don't want to live with the regret of not chasing my dreams. It's never too late to start!

  • I'm so appreciative for the ones in the medical field. They are true heroes and always have been, even before the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • I've witnessed people make bad decisions when they are in a panic and their character suffers from it.

Take a moment and look in the mirror. The person you see, are they going to have a mediocre or success story? Personally, my setbacks are preparing me for a greater comeback. The lessons I’m learning today will carry on the rest of my life. I hope these lessons brought awareness into your life, as they did for me.

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