Is it the end of the world as we know it?
What’s happened in the United States (not to mention, the world) over the last 7 days is, as the news anchors incessantly say, “unprecedented.”
Mainly because the last time there was a pandemic (well, I’m talking about 1918), we didn’t have the NBA or NHL. We didn’t have internet. We didn’t have airplanes. We didn’t have a lot of things that we have now.
So of course it is unprecedented, how we would deal with a new, contagious virus. Our lives are completely different than they would have been 100 years ago.
And when societies go through a big upheaval, they change. They just do. The behavior of those who lived through the Great Depression was much different than their parents’. The behavior of individuals who served in WW II was different than their parents’.
We don’t know what will change and how it will will change. We don’t know how we will be different.
There is a lot out of our individual control, but one thing remains within our control:
What we choose to share with others.
Gardeners reading this, garden speakers, yoga teachers, artists, musicians: now is our time to shine.
Where what we do might have been previously been overlooked in favor of video games or movies or, quite frankly, anything anybody could do somewhere other than their home, now, what we know or sell is suddenly seeming more important.
I’ve seen hundreds of Facebook posts of people asking:
- How to grow their own food
- How to knit
- How to bake bread
- What to do with their kids for two weeks or a month or four months
And I’ve seen tons of big companies and museums and whatnot offering free online lessons and tours and videos and more.
There is an awful lot we don’t know. There will be a lot of suffering, in terms of health and economics.
But we all have things we can share to make it all just a little more bearable.
We can teach people:
- How to grow food
- How to do yoga
- How to create art
We can help them:
- Feel a little less alone
- Create an oasis in their home where they are now stuck
Everyone reading this has an audience of friends, customers, clients, relatives, and relative strangers who are worried, afraid, bored, angry, upset, or just unsettled, and who trust information coming from you.
Why not give them some?
- Share patterns and instructions
- Give info about what’s easy to grow right now
- Break it down, step by step
- Provide entertainment
Especially if you’re at home and you have some extra time.
It seems counter intuitive to give if you’re trying to survive.
By giving, though, we’re connecting, and we’re opening the opportunity to be helped, as well.
Fee Webinar: You’re Invited – and So are Your Friends!
One of the easiest ways I can help is with tech to help you reach your friends and neighbors and clients.
I’m starting with teaching about email, because email is a super duper easy way to get information out to people that they can print or save it to refer back to you. You can send handouts, lists, and video links via email. With email, people have given you permission to contact them, so you know they want to hear from you.
(There will be more FREE help coming. Stay tuned. There is NOT a sales pitch at the end of this. This is my way to give.)
You are invited to a FREE Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 19, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: How to Get Started with MailChimp
During the webinar you’ll:
- Get a tour of MailChimp
- Learn how to set up your account
- Learn how to set up an email campaign
- Learn how to let people know that you’re offering tips and help in your new email newsletter (building your list)
- And more!
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar and a welcome email.
IMPORTANT: Before the webinar, please sign up for a free MailChimp account.
Can’t make it? Sign up anyway so you can get the replay.
And please, share the sign up link with your friends! Right now the webinar can hold up to 100 people.