We have witnessed an event that is unparalleled in our economic lives.
Our daily existence has been turned upside down by an unseen enemy. If someone had told you about these insane circumstances a year ago, it could have been easily laughed off as the plot of yet another bad sci-fi film.
But nobody’s laughing now.
The horrifying fact is there are countless bankruptcies, shuttered businesses, and sadly even suicides, due to the financial calamity being caused by the pandemic. It has affected us in ways that we could never have imagined.
Entire categories of business that once brought in vast amounts of money, such as travel, education, and dining, were struck a crippling blow that brought them to their knees.
We have been suddenly and forcefully prevented from enjoying some of the simple pleasures we recently took for granted.
Little things like grabbing a drink with a friend, going to a movie or a concert, or even getting a haircut were abruptly and dramatically halted.
Unemployment rates went from some of the best numbers we’ve ever seen in our country’s history, to record numbers of people being out of work… in just a matter of weeks.
Even if you’re one of the fortunate ones who still has a job to go back to, the experience of being under lock-down orders for months at a time will leave a mental and emotional scar that won’t easily be erased.
There is the nagging fear and dark uncertainty, that even after the worst of this pandemic is over… many are deeply troubled that it could HAPPEN AGAIN!
But in EVERY CRISIS, there are those who THRIVE.
It’s not that these fortunate people were somehow smarter or better prepared than others. No. It was they were POSITIONED in a such a way that no matter what was happening in the world around them, they could not only financially survive… but also PROSPER.
Not at the expense of those suffering mind you. Quite the opposite in fact.
These industrious people have been in the position of being able to reach out and lend a helping hand to those being crushed financially.