MindHack Digest: Dealing with Coronavirus...

In the 1990’s United Airlines put out a commercial that portrays their executive team learning that they had lost their biggest customer. Their executive then starts to hand out airline tickets telling everyone to get on a plane to visit their customers.

While it’s probably not the best time to get on a plane, the analogy stands true to today. If you’re a leader in your organization, now more than ever you need to stay tight with your customers and employees.

We’re all under stress, we’re all dealing with a lot of unknowns, but the one thing we have is each-other. Listen to the concerns of your customers and employees. Do the right thing and exceed the expectations of everybody around you. Make an effort to reach out to fellow employees to make sure they are doing alright. Even if you’re not in a position to do anything for them, just listen to them. Let high-performers know their work is appreciated because all these things will go a long way when things start to bounce back.

Remember that Frustration and anger fester from a lack of communication, so even if you don’t have much news to share, use this as a time to stay in touch with your employees, friends and network because the world needs you now more than ever.

We’re all experiencing a crisis to the likes the world has never seen before, and we will absolutely get through this. Remember to be a good person that is willing to listen, care and help others in anyway you can.

Be safe and be confident, and let me know how I can be of help.

- Cody

P.S. Wash your hands.

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Coping with coronavirus anxiety

(Harvard Health Blog) Anxiety about the new coronavirus is understandable. But there are actions you can take –– or avoid –– to help you cope with anxious feelings and choices you can make to help yourself and others.


Replace worry with habits that are more naturally rewarding

(NY Times) Uncertainty about coronavirus spreads anxiety through social contagion. Here’s a way to minimize that.


Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially

(Washington Post) This amazing simulator shows how quickly an outbreak can spread – and how effective social distancing can be.


How to Work From Home, if You’ve Never Done It Before

(NY Times) If you find yourself working closer to your bedroom because of coronavirus, here are some tips that can help.


Spending Time in Nature Reduces Stress, Research Finds

(Cornell Research) Now more than ever we need to destress. This new study confirms many previous ones that show spending as little as 10 minutes in nature can help lower stress and increase happiness.


This will make you smile: Quarantined Italians sang their hearts out.

(Vox News) The resilience of the human spirit rang out from balconies nationwide.


Why it’s important for young people to self-isolate

(NY Times) Gathering in groups will only speed up the spread.


By Cody McLain

Get a head-start to your week with the latest news and articles involving Productivity, Business, Science, Psychology Technology and more. Cody is a successful serial entrepreneur who creates and shares content around helping you live a more successful and meaningful life.

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