Sustaining in Isolation


My wife and I are staying at home as much as possible.  I now have a choice. I can binge-watch TV, sleep, and play on the computer. Or possibly, I can study, learn new things, plan for the future, and hopefully be ready for what is needed when the all-clear sounds. 

I am not making money right now.  Any services as an active listener or life coach I provide are pro bono until this emergency is over.  I need to do this to repay all the people who have helped me in my life.  And, I should be ready for when life starts to be healthy again.  Life coaches will be in demand.

There will probably be new ideas and new rules to understand.  And yet, people are what they always are.  We can look at the aftermath of the 1918 pandemic to get an idea of how people came out of that plague.  Then we can fast forward to see what that might look like today.

We can plan and prepare to be of assistance and offer what people need when our standard returns, or we can zone-out and wonder what is going on when some semblance of regular life starts again.  As for me, I will rest a little, and I will be working to prepare myself and my business to be of vital help and benefit to others when needed.

Stay healthy, my friends.  Remember, nothing lasts forever.  The Virus, too, will pass on to better days.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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