Fate whispers to the Warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm.” The Warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.” -unknown
As an independent contractor you are uniquely qualified and equipped to withstand this storm. Most Maris resources already work remotely. You have both the technology and the talent to deliver top notch performance and results from your own home office. Companies value contractors as a flexible tool to get critical work done while managing both budget and headcount. You can be the force that helps your clients rebound after this unprecedented time. But if you find yourself on the bench in the near term . . . (more)
For the first time in history independent contractors/freelancers can file for unemployment if their gig work is gone. Today, Forbes posted this article which gives a high level overview. Do your research to find out if this applies to you . . .
Be informed. Find a few trusted new sources and use them to stay up to date on what is happening in your neighborhood and the world. I particularly like this simple straight forward Q&A format from today’s New York Times which covers everything from “When will this end?” to “What can I do to help”?
But not too informed. Take yourself off-line at regular intervals. Be present not only for your clients but for yourself, your family/friends and your dogs! Get out and breathe some air and look at the sky.
Creativity beats boredom and soothes the sadness we all feel for what we have lost. If there is a silver lining it is the creativity that is bubbling up from all over. Turn off Tiger King and tap on some of our Instagram favorites for inspiration . . .