When you get knocked down, what do you want your comeback story to look like?
COVID-19 is causing conferences to be cancelled, anxiety levels are rising, media is reminding us of all the things that are going WRONG and FEAR is rising daily.
This might seem crazy, but here’s a short story.
When I broke my back and was paralyzed after a motocross crash and was laying on the ground in excruciating pain, my friend Chris captured my crash on film.
At the time, he put the camera down and ran over to me an said, “I love you, man. Everything is going to be ok.”
What was my response?
I said, “Chris, you better be filming this!”.
And guess what? Chis TURNED THE CAMERA BACK ON.
What’s my point?
1) Turn the camera back on. Business doesn’t stop. This is just another chapter. It’s a moment in time where things are going sideways and there’s no need to feel like “It’s over”.
2) Decide today what you want your story to be. The comeback has already started. It doesn’t start when things get easy. The comeback starts when things get hard.
The comeback story is the story we all love.
So my question for you is, what do you want your story to be?