Life is a series of up and downs, sometimes you're up and sometimes you're down. It's the difficult downs like this current time where we need to call on all we have.
I'm a firm believer that it's how you respond in moments of despair and uncertainty that really define the type of person you are.
In the last few months we've seen businesses close, some lucky enough to transition to a different way of doing things, we've heard of or been employees and small business owners that no longer have any work.
Many people are experiencing huge levels of fear and uncertainty, causing them to act in ways they perhaps normally wouldn't.
To me it's important to use this time to bring ourselves together, even though remotely, use this time to check in on those we love, be a light in our community.
Think of others in the actions you take and the choices you make.
We can all improve our humanity and grow as people together.
Here's three of my top tips for getting through this remarkable and unprecedented time.
'When life gives you lemons - make lemonade'
I'm not sure who said this. I look at it this way - I can either make lemonade or go around with a face and attitude that looks a lot like a cat's bottom.
'It's not where you take things from -- it's where you take them to' - Jean-Luc Godard
There's been a couple of great stories of businesses that have reinvented the way they do things.
A guy whose business was making rum is now using a similar recipe to make hand sanitiser - same main ingredient. Alcohol
A florist has started delivering food hampers.
I'm adapting the way I run my business so I can survive rather than take a dive.
'Gratitude turns what we have into enough'
Another little quip from I don't know who- funny thing about gratitude....when we start to look at what we actually have we all have a lot to be grateful for.
It might be as little as the sun shining in your new at home office window, the time you have to spend with your family now travelling to work is not an option.
Im grateful for the time I have to clean my pantry and tomorrow I'll have another gratitude.