Over the last week, I’ve received countless emails, texts, DMs, and phone calls from people all over the world asking for help to understand the current situation and navigate it in a way that produces the best possible outcome for everyone involved.
It’s unsettling to be experiencing something we’ve never experienced before…in this instance the playing field has changed overnight, and with each day it seems we learn something new that changes something else we thought we had a handle on.
I know…it’s hard to stay centered and focused…it’s hard to help our children understand what’s happening without instilling fear…it’s hard to take care of ourselves when we’re worried about finances, food and our own families.
But the truth is we are ALL in this together…and we WILL get through this!
My team and I are committed to doing everything we can to support our community (you) in weathering this storm, so that we all come out the other side better, stronger, smarter, and filled with hope and happiness.
First things first.
There is a lot of information circulating out there. Lots of confusing “facts”, projections and opinions.
What we do know is that we all need to stay home… social distancing is real. It has been proven to work; we all need to abide by this in order to flatten the curve.
Please do your part.
We are here and we HEAR your concerns and frustrations.
Our entire team is working tirelessly to help address the topics of concern for you, your business and family. We are offering several opportunities to get up-to-date information via podcast and live stream as well as the option to connect with one of our coaches who can offer invaluable insight in addition to making you aware of future events that will help you achieve future goals.
And, I’m offering a FREE 4-Part Training called How to Navigate Fear and Uncertainty.
I’ll be teaching:
- How to evaluate a situation so you can make a decision based in truth rather than fear.
- How to regulate and control your own emotions in the face of uncertainty.
- How to manage time when you are experiencing a constant state of change.
- How to tap into your own innate resourcefulness and think outside the box.
- How to help others navigate fear and hysteria.
As we embark on this new journey; we are forced to face our fears head on. As terrifying as this can be it is also an exciting time. A catalyst to put new behaviors into play. To take a hard look at patterns that are holding you back from being your best self. Below are a few links to previously recorded episodes on topics to help you navigate these choppy waters.
We are all in the same boat. Constantly coming up with ways to adapt and go with the flow are crucial. Old ways may not work going forward. You must be open to new ideas, new opportunities and new audiences.
For example, if you host in person events or meetings, you may want to consider hosting a virtual event, virtual cocktail hour, virtual office hours, or even virtual dinners!
Let’s get creative and focus on how we can versus why we can’t!
Below are some resources from my events and media team that I think you’ll find VERY valuable:
If you’re hosting an event:
If you want to learn how to shoot, edit, and distribute video:
Sean Cannell on YouTube – Specializing in Digital Branding, Building YouTube Channels, Livestreaming, & Camera Reviews
Film Riot – YouTube – Specializing in Camera, Lighting, and Filmmaking Tips
Mt. Mograph – YouTube – For Advance Custom Graphic Design and Motion Graphics Branding
A few other awesome channels to check out all on YouTube:
Peter McKinnon, Casey Neistat, & Indy Mogul
If you want to host a live stream or virtual event:
Facebook Live (Free)
Instagram Live (Free)
YouTube LiveStream (Free but Accounts with 1,000+ Subscribers can stream with mobile devices)
If you want to put more content out on Social Media Platforms:
Available on Apple and Android:
Canva (Multimedia Graphic Design App)
Made (Photo Graphic Enhancer)
Collage (photo collage maker)
Buffer (Social Media Content Scheduler)
Life is all about reinventing yourself. This forced isolation is the perfect time to do an evaluation of your daily habits both work-related and personal.
Make sure you’re setting boundaries with your time, and use your calendar to stay on track with tasks and personal time as well.
We have to get creative with how we care for our mind, body and soul as well. While most gyms, yoga studios, massage spas are closed that shouldn’t stop you from taking care of yourself. Get outside, go for a walk, stretch. Breathe!! Spend time with your pets and in nature.
Staying physically fit is crucial during times of high stress.
Exercise keeps your body in check.
Below are a few of Team Neagle’s favorite resources and apps:
If you’re looking for financial assistance here are a few things you should know:
Required to apply for an SBA loan:
- Three years of personal and business tax returns. Personal tax returns are for any individual who owns 20% or more of the company.
- Try to get your 2019 tax returns done as soon as possible. But if they are not close the lender is going to need your 2019 year end financials
- A personal financial statement for any owner who owns more than 20% of the company. A link to download can be found here
- A debt schedule for your business. A link can be found here
- Go into your Quickbooks and figure out your monthly operating expenses from March through September of last year. If this is not clear ask your bookkeeper or accountant for help. This data will be an important part of your loan application.
For Canadians all 6 major banks are allowing for mortgage deferrals AND the BDC (Business Bank of Canada) has been given money to give out in loans to small businesses. The wait is 5-10 days to get approved.
And of course we can’t forget about the basics!