After a 10 day trip to the east coast, I am very happy to be back home!
It was an interesting trip to say the least as airports were empty, social distancing protocols in place and many adjustments to the coach’s training were made to ensure everyone was safe.
Was it the same? No. And being very honest, my business mind kept thinking of the concerns for our big picture economy.
But as my good friend and NAVY Seal Ray Care says “Do what you can with what you have.” And that is exactly what we did.
And while different, it was still very successful.
As I got my work outs in, ate healthy food (which is much tougher on the road as you can probably attest), wore my mask, kept our distancing protocols, delivered value to our Fit Body owners, leaders and coaches, and just got my COVID rapid test negative result.
So while eventful and different, was overall a win.
And through the experience, seeing the different culture and climate on the east coast, it really made me think how connected we humans are.
In fact, from a biological and evolutionary standpoint, living and working together in communities is a foundational reason for our success as a species. Yes, certainly we have developed intelligence which is the other giant factor.
But I think we can all agree, if you dropped any one of us in the middle of the African Savannah or Amazon rainforest alone; our intelligence would be little match for the lions, tigers, elephants, anaconda snakes or panthers in the environment.
The fact remains, we have thrived due to our intelligence AND ability to work together in communities.
And while I will share some other big takeaways from the trip in the coming weeks, my message today is this..
Throughout all the faults, frustrations and differences, deep down we are the same.
In order for us to continue to survive and thrive as a species, we must love each other, help each other and work together both in these strange times, and when they pass. As this too shall pass.
As the reality is that there we remain, naked and vulnerable alone.
But together, we are strong.
PS Go ahead and tell someone you love them today. It will make their day, and yours.