Last updated on March 18, 2020 - My Free Marketing newsletter 👀
Written by Chad Boyda and Noah Kagan.
Society has changed forever.
Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters closed completely.
No restaurants or bars open for the next 40+ days in Austin, TX… and around the globe.
Tons of layoffs. Businesses are — and will be — struggling.
Food shortages and long lines at nearly all supermarkets.
Lots of people will have trouble paying rent in upcoming months.
Many businesses will pull back on spending to ride out the uncertainty.
Things will not be the same.
This will change everybody’s life. Forever.
In our lifetime we’ve experienced a few life-changing events:
The way society operates, how people interact… businesses not as usual.
Everything will have to be rethought. Again.
Today there’s a LOT of uncertainty and it’s scary.
But how will all this look in 6 months? 6 years? 60 years?
Some of the new realities of how the world could shift:
The question we are all asking is what can WE do about it. And do now.
There ARE OPPORTUNITIES for you to take action right now:
To the employees of the world… there’s WAY more you can do than you think.
To the workers of the world:
This may last a lot longer than any of us can think.
Over the next 6 months you could sit at home, drink, watch TV, avoid and do nothing…
OR you can look back in 6 months and be proud of your progress.
Which will you choose?
So I live in China, and I think a ton of your points are valid, BUT, right now in Shanghai we have finally lifted the ban on wearing masks, restaurant shut downs, working from home, etc. Its been now 3 months since the start. People are feeling OK going to the gym, restaurants, and bars again.
This will pass, and things will normalize again. I think this virus has accelerated many things (VR, online contactless delivery, e-game development), but I don't think there will be as many significant long-lasting effects as you mentioned. When the virus first hit us we all thought this would last forever, and would never trust going out & seeing strangers again. A month later, a complete 180.
Just some perspective from someone that has started to see the light at the end of the tunnel from on the other side of the world 🙂
How did those restaurants survive for 3 months? are they out of business? are the somehow back in business? How did people pay for rent for 3 months with no job?
One of the most uplifting posts I've seen because of your forward-looking, what can be done, take action attitude, vs the passive "hunker down and wait it out" theme so prevalent. I also appreciate the way you and Chad broke it down into bullet points because with so much going on and changing so rapidly it can be difficult to keep a clear and focused plan.??
The world WILL change. The way we work WILL change. Many will go bankrupt because of these changes, not because they can't change, but because their business model is no longer the way the world does business. Others will see an opportunity and capitalize on it.
I've appreciated the blog posts you've done recently that share tips and businesses that can help us in this new environment.
I was impressed with the Mirror gym you had on this post. I had not seen that technology before. It blows my mind. I'm just an old guy that has turned my garage into a hardcore gym years before this pandemic. This Mirror gym and the current situation just goes to show that technology can and will change everything. I can't show the Mirror to my wife or she'll want to get rid of all the free weights, machines, and stereo speakers I have in the garage, get me a Mirror and then park our vehicles in the garage!!!!!! (Now that would be life changing!!!)
Appsumo, has offered products that will allow businesses to compete in these times - and I've bought and am using them. Keep up the good work.
Really great inspirational post!
Thanks for your intension to motivate the people to take it personally and to be responsible!
Great article! Many tragedies along the way. My kids won’t remember the economic collapse but will surely remember the Corona Virus. Makes me think back when I was their age when Desert Storm occurred. Anyway, stay safe. Keep up the great work!
Yo dog, it seems everyone recovered from 2009 H1N1 when 10,000 people died! Everywhere people were over-using Purell, then it was recommended not to "over" sanitize as it would cause lack of immunity. Now we are 10 years out reliving the same freak out. We will all forget this like we did with H1N1 within a year.......I hope
Watch out!!!! He's look at support ROI! lol 😉
Great post as always homie! 🙂
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