I’ve taken a few days off to sail around the Gulf Islands.

After the excitement of getting the CNE courses online, and running 8 sold-out classes, and the stress of managing uncertainty around COVID, I needed some downtime.

The view from our here is different. The natural world is intact.


In the early stages of COVID, I was speaking and writing about the four steps to take to be okay.

  1. Well-being: Physical and psychological
  2. Financial health
  3. Be the agent who can get deals done
  4. Lead the way through

Each of these still holds true as we move through the different stages of the pandemic.

I think Step 4 (Lead the way through) is becoming more important. I believe that finding the time to slow down and see the bigger perspective is where we will find that way through.