How Can I Help? by Tim Autrey | Apr 5, 2020 | Monday Mindset | 2 comments 2 Comments Stacey on April 6, 2020 at 3:43 pm Our neighborhood has set up a share pantry for anyone to take items that they need and it’s replenished daily by the neighborhood. Neighbors helping neighbors! Reply Leonard Schooler on April 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm Tim, as usual, I enjoyed your thoughts in this week’s MMM. If one waits long enough, Henny Penny will be right. The media never remembers how often she was wrong. In the vein of “what can I do to help now”, the first is to listen, to stay positive and to share some thoughts that may help someone. These are certainly dangerous times, but probably not the worst thing most of us have faced in our lives. Remember the worst thing and think about how you got through it. The other thing one can do is think about the numbers you hear, not just accept them as the truth. Even in the best of times, numbers are often misleading. You have heard my spiel about the folly of most safety metrics. The same is true in the pandemic. I heard yesterday that more than 150 countries have cases of the virus. For those of us who have seen parts of the world that don’t even have basic health care, is it likely they have a test capable of identifying the virus? How confident are we in the numbers we hear? Are the fatality rates that different in locations of the world or are the ration of tests/fatalities different? I am not saying we should not watch the news or put our heads in the sand, but we should stay calm, not panic and think about what we have heard. That will help twofold. We will be able to make better decisions to protect ourselves and others, but it also forces you to keep your mind in the present. Keeping one’s mind in the present is calming. Great leaders learn from the past and plan for the future, but in the heat of battle, they keep their mind in the present. Keep positive and think. We will get through this. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.