The past few weeks have been very interesting to say the least. We have seen the COVID-19 story go from a side note on the news to something that consumes much of our attention every day. As we all adjust to our new “normal” of working remotely, each of us has a part to play in helping us achieve our mission of being a place “where our people and our clients never want to leave.”
To that end, I would like to challenge everyone to seek out things that can be celebrated. There are many things that are happening to us every day that could be taken for granted if we are not seeking out things to be happy about or thankful for. Are you learning to be more productive and efficient working from home? If so, that is something to celebrate. Did someone from the IT help desk help you figure out how to use technology to help you do your job better? That is something to be thankful for and celebrate. Do you get to each lunch with your kids? Go for a walk with your significant other? Play with your pets more? All of these are things to be thankful for and celebrate.
If you are focused on finding things to celebrate, your mood and your perception will change. Once that happens, pay it forward to others. When someone does something to help you, thank them and let them know you appreciate them and their efforts.
Stay safe and remember, we are all in this together.
Jeff Lagos, President
Insurance Office of America