I’ve been home for a few weeks.
I don’t have coronavirus, and neither do you, but plenty of smart people are extra-cautious and postponing events until the world is a safer place.
The world will never be a safer place, but that’s another story for another day. It’s smart not to create an environment where people can carry a virus and infect others. So, I’ve been home for a week and have another week in Raleigh ahead of me. I have a few events scheduled for March, April, and May. At this point, who knows what will happen. Trump botched this response so badly that even my conservative friends are like—Yeah, you’re right, he’s a disaster and tax cuts won’t help when I’m dead.
Too late, jerks! You’re complicit and partially to blame for COVID-19. But I digress.
How am I spending my coronavirus vacation? Thanks for asking. I’m keeping busy by reconnecting to a wellbeing routine. You can’t run for your life when the world falls apart if you can’t get off the couch. I’ve been running, lifting weights, taking Pilates classes, and going to Orange Theory Fitness. Many of you know that my younger brother has Stage III colon cancer. I’ve given up alcohol and started drinking these disgusting vanilla plant protein shakes in solidarity. It’s hard to be vegan in the best of times, but those shakes are totally disgusting. Thanks, cancer.
I’m also working on my book. There is a title with a tentative publication date, which is driving me to work on my brand and website. Here’s a pop quiz for you. Do you know what sells books? Speaking appearances. So, this should be an exciting book launch built on a thriving economy and lots of opportunities to preach a new gospel of work. I’m thrilled. Again, thank you Donald Trump.
Finally, I’ve retooled the podcast thanks to Devon and Danny Ozment and 90º Design. We’re calling it Punk Rock HR, and I’m telling you this now because it launches tomorrow. I’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Why the name change? Tomorrow’s podcast answers that question but, spoiler alert, nobody is fixing work.
That’s how I’m spending my coronavirus vacation at home. Are you taking a pandemic vacation, too? What are you doing?
In the past two years, Tripit tells me that I’ve been to seven countries and eighty-three cities. To be fair, some of those cities are Indianapolis and Sacramento. Just kidding, those places are great. But I’ve been all over, and it’s weird to be home for too long. Leave me a comment if you’re house-bound, and maybe we can commiserate together!