Yay, it's about to get ugly! What does that mean?
Whenever there is a natural disaster, we first see the havoc it wreaks, but only once it's over can we really assess the damage and see how ugly it actually was.
For us sales folk, coronavirus was ugly, but soon will be able to assess the long-term damage. That's ok though, and I'll tell you why. It's part of the cycle, the evolution if you will, of experiencing, assessing, planning, learning, and finally growing.
I experienced making a ton of money for my age in 2006/7, to living way beyond my means in 2008 when things crashed. Then being upside rather quickly and having an "oh, f@#k" moment, I spent most of 2009 drastically reducing my overhead and downsizing.
In 2010 I worked on putting myself in a better position, reflected on the three years prior, and grew from there. That ugliness experience was a blessing in disguise. Now it's your time to use your coronavirus experience for personal/professional/financial growth.
Sure, some of you may have lost your job or that big deal you were working on for the last 6 months. It happens, but it's going to help the future you. Now you'll also be able to start assessing and planning, if you haven't already.
If you haven't that's ok, there's no rush, just be smart with your time/money. If you have, great, I'm curious to know what have you done to improve your current situation and what have you learned? What's your plan?
Personally, I've learned in the past and been reminded again now that everything happens for a reason. That reason I'm not quite sure of yet, but I'm planning on finding out.