Dear NIM community members,
Tonight’s ONLINE NIM is postponed for 2 weeks to April 2 and will be online via Zoom. We will shift and host a discussion on rebuilding and planning. Read more for why.
Never has anyone said I hope you are well with such sincerity … as you may know, I’m re-entering family life after being in isolation for 6 days. In late February, I was exposed to a COVID-19-positive friend and was happy to quarantine away from my family last week.
Today, I got results — negative!
Such a relief. But, we are not out of the woods yet. If you’ve seen any of my social media posts, I’ve been campaigning for awareness and caution to #FlattenTheCurve. I’m hopeful by making my status public, which no one is required to do, saves lives, especially health care professionals’ lives.
As marketers, we spend much time trying to understand human behavior. Never have our skills and insights been more crucial.
Use your influence to encourage friends, loved ones, and everyone to stay safe and vigilant. We know how the curve works — early adopters to laggards. We need to check on people to affirm their decisions to stay safe. Again #FlattenTheCurve. Some will surely see my negative results as a false alarm. This is false.
Rhode Island leads the nation in its response. Let’s do our part as professionals to keep it that way. We all have a role to play. We are all influencers. Use your powers for good. We are all facing significant financial impact. Now we must overlook this sad fact and focus on saving our health care workers.
I applaud the NIM community members who have been doing good and challenge us all to ask if we can do more. Is there a denier you could call? An older person to check in with? Someone who suffers from anxiety on a normal day, and no one else may know. Give that person a call.
After not hugging my child for a week, I’m spending tonight cooking for my family and cuddling while watching her favorite cartoon.
I wish for you to do something that’s meaningful to you. There will be plenty of time in the coming slowdown to rebuild our businesses. Now is the time to pause and focus on what really matters.
Many many thanks to each of you for all your support of NIM over the past decade. I’m looking forward to connecting with you in our LinkedIn community https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12173740
And all the NIM talks for the past 3 years are available to $upporting Members, which is still only $99/year. Click here and go to the Sign Me Up section to access https://newportinteractivemarketing.com/members/join/ the NIM media library.
Wishing you well and looking forward to connecting in 2 weeks on Zoom and feel free to reach out sooner.
Be well and do good,
Click here for more details. #IsolationWisdom