When you have your health, you have everything. — Augusten Burroughs
We’re living in an age of social distancing and extreme handwashing that’s been mapped, like a terrible Venn Diagram, on top of a world plagued by loneliness. How do we protect our loved ones? How do we educate our kids? How do we find meaning when we’re relegated to our homes and worried about money?
I don’t have any answers, but I know this: We now live in a virus economy, which means our connections need to go viral.
So, for as long as possible, I’ll bring you two episodes of Punk Rock HR every week without any advertising and with the help of Emerald City Productions. This week, I’m talking to Frank Roche — longtime benefits and compensation expert who has deep expertise in the world of employee communications. He’s also fighting pancreatic cancer with the best science on the planet (and a phenomenal attitude). We talk about work, power, politics, COVID-19, HR, and a term he uses called “cancer rubbernecking.” That comes out tomorrow.
Later in the week, my guest is Lorna Borenstein from Grokker. It’s an online wellbeing and learning platform that’s now free for everybody including individual users, HR departments, and entire businesses. Lorna talks about living under lockdown in the Bay Area, what it means to be “well” in the age of COVID-19, and what her company is doing for free so that you can stay healthy.
Finally, I’ve launched a Punk Rock HR newsletter (with the help of my friends at RepCap) to keep you up-to-speed on how to be your best in the age of the ‘Rona. Now more than ever, we need strong self-leadership to persevere in this crisis. It’s up to you to do more than survive: You must thrive.
You can sign up below, and you’ll receive a weekly update. I promise never to sell your information because nobody has any money, anyway. What are you buying right now besides groceries and toilet paper?
Sending you lots of warmth, peace, and virtual hand sanitizer.