The world has changed drastically in a few weeks. Thousands of sick people, many who already have to miss loved ones and great anxiety, and there seems to be no end yet. In the meantime, we are often shackled at home all day long and we all try to find our way in this new reality. The fact that this new reality has to start while at the same time getting over us perhaps the greatest economic crisis after the Second World War does not make things any easier.
We do well to make time to reflect on our life, our work and our goals in life. On the one hand because of the urgency that the future of your work or your own company brings during the economic crisis. On the other hand, because of the need to reflect on what is really important to you, because you are pressed hard against your own vulnerability. In any case, I feel that need and urgency!
Because it is not possible to discuss this face to face, as I normally do in my sessions, I want to challenge you to start an exchange of letters with me.
Why by letter?
It is obvious at this time to resort to fast and fleeting media such as Whatsapp and Skype to exchange thoughts with each other. But this means that there is a good chance that it will remain with superficial communication. Sending and receiving, without getting to the core.
Writing a letter gives you time to think about what you want to say. The lack of the pressure of a direct response gives you the space to organize your thoughts and choose the best words to put those thoughts into words. And if you entrust your thoughts to the paper, they also become a bit more real or definitive.
Writing a letter thus creates order in your thoughts and sharpens your ideas further. This can help you to think beyond today and tomorrow. Beyond just surviving this crisis. Because one thing I know for sure: life continues after that and that life offers you and me opportunities that we can seize with both hands.
How does it work?
Yes, would you like to reflect with me through correspondence about working and living after the corona crisis? Then I cordially invite you to write me the first letter. That start may not be easy and that's why I give a theme every week via LinkedIn and Facebook as inspiration.
When writing the letters, make sure that you not only send information my way, but that you are curious and arouse curiosity. Any topics that you find relevant can be addressed. Fill in at least one A4 and take your time. For example, I will take at least a day to answer your letter, so that I can think carefully about the content of my letter to you.
To save you the puzzle of deciphering my handwriting, we do the correspondence by email. That is so easy!
Mail your letter to [email protected]
See you soon!
Our correspondence is confidential and I will not disclose any of our letters without your explicit consent.