Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Earth Quake In Utah? and more

Largest  Earth Quake since 1992 a 5.7  in Salt Lake City,  Utah at 7:09 am today. 
In a normal News day this would be all over our TV's. 
I am in the promotional products business and received a email  from one of my suppliers.
saw the subject line 
10:24 AM Earthquake and Covid-19 update
My brain took a few seconds to process the subject line.
Thank God all the people were SAFE.
My life has changed! Had not been to COSTCO since March 1st and it was crazy that day.
Today much to my surprised it was a 5 Star experience.
 Yes, there was a line, probably waited about 10 minutes and once in the store: 
The carts had been sanitized 
 The many pallets of bottle water were abundant and were conveniently located 
Most things were in abundant supply.
Employees were helpful and the people stocking the products  thanked me for shopping at COSTCO
Check out was fast.
Other Customers  were great about keeping the "Social Distance" and friendly.
My thoughts hopefully we show each other more "Love" and respect.
I had a friend call before I headed to COSTCO, they couldn't find milk or eggs at their local stores today.
I picked up the items and called them from the store and found a couple of other items that they needed.
Look out for those who shouldn't be going out. check on friends and neighbors.
Stay Safe and Healthy!


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hope: Awareness & Wisdom

My mom called me at 5:30 am.Background she is 92 and in a nursing home. She was watching TV and said "This is the First time I have seen on TV anything about the Virus you have been talking with me about.
I had made the choice not to fly in for her birthday in February. I had a cold and did not want to expose
her to my germs, as she had just recovered from 6 weeks of a really bad upper respiratory infection.
At the time she couldn't understand why I didn't want to come to see her, She had not seen it on TV
that there was a problem.
      As a Promotional Product Consultant for 30 + years I have seen lots of changes in my Industry.
The first month after 911, business seemed to Stop, Then I realized it was me that also stopped.
In 2003 I moved my business home. The Best decision for me, and the second was becoming an affiliate of
Ipromoteu in the Spring of 2008.
Now for the Hope! For me it is my Faith!
Already seeing Creativity in Digital innovation!
 Check this out: a 17 year old created this site that updates every minute.
Knowledge Data on Virus

Also know that this is a wake up call for more American Made Products. The products used in the Medical field is one of the largest problem areas we have, most are produced overseas and a lot of buyers were looking for "cheapest" price. Some of the largest wholesale suppliers are out of critical products at this time, and the Companies that are manufacturing things in USA or having back-order issues, because of the new
focus on buying USA made.
2nd challenge Social Distancing. The Tools exist to do Virtual Visits and most are on your Smart phones.
More too come.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

"F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real"

This is that moment in time that I am so glad I have God in my life. The Word of God replaces the thoughts that can run wild in my mind.
Do I turn off the media and stick my head in the sand? Absolutely not!
 Corona Virus Info a government site that has some great info to help us stay safe for both Personal, Business, Healthcare providers, and education providers & More.
One thing I believe is Information  is Power and gives us the ability to have the Wisdom to make  informed decisions.This is a new environment for many  aspects of our lives. 
Insurance companies have announced that if you want to take a test to see if you are virus free there Will Not be a co-pay. 
If you have friends that are older or not in good health  why not call them and ask if you can pick up something at the store or pharmacy for them. 
 Let's Stay Safe!