Well, we are coming up on a year of Covid-19 changing the world as we knew it. One word I think we have heard over and over during the pandemic is “pivot”. So many of us have had to pivot in our businesses, in our means of earning money, in our family care situations, and in a multitude of other areas that affect our every day lives.
Covid-19 forced me to go virtual with my workshops, classes, and one on one budgeting sessions. I had intentions to work on this in the near future but with Covid the near future became the immediate future. So I did it. I got out of my comfort zone of teaching in person and took to the virtual world. It ended up being one of the silver linings for me during Covid. I did not have time to think too hard about it- I just dove in and learned what I needed to learn. A year ago I barely knew how Zoom functioned- a lot can change in a year!
How Did You Pivot During The Pandemic?
How have you had to pivot during Covid-19? There are so many stories of resilience, recreating, and rethinking during Covid. I believe amidst the suffering and sickness there have also been many strides towards community and connectedness. Human beings are amazing- we have in less than a year restructured the way we do business. Now, I am not saying it has been a bed of roses, it has not, but we did it any way. The creativity, determination, and courage I have witnessed is inspiring. Just think what we will be able to accomplish once Covid-19 is under control.
The pandemic was an extreme and unexpected reason for pivoting. Yet, in regular life pivots also happen. When someone gets divorced, loses a job, has to care for an aging parent or sick loved one, or decides to move across the country or to a new country- pivoting and reinventing occur. This is part of the beauty of choosing your life and the direction it goes.
I do not want to lose the lessons I learned during the pandemic, I want to build on them. I plan to continue to immerse myself in nature, get centered, practice compassion, love fiercely, and teach Financial Literacy and Responsibility in a fun and engaging way. What has the pandemic taught you and what will you build on as we move into 2021 and hopefully say goodbye to Covid-19?
Friday Finance Fun
Please join me for Friday Finance Fun free live Zoom event on February 5th at 6pm EST. MoneyMaestra’s special guest is Melissa Frantz, the founder and owner of Event Village, an online marketplace for local artisanal goods. Our topic: Pivoting and Creating a Startup in a Pandemic. The registration link is below. Hope to see you there.
Susan, The MoneyMaestra