You will learn more in the process of building and refining your own models than you will in just reading 1,000 headlines. How much time do you spend developing your own models of things as a mechanism to learn?
Ensure that your business and career thrives in the current COVID shut-down and in the likely post-COVID recession. Be like Batman and build yourself into who you need to be in order to thrive in all situations.
Asking the right questions about how COVID-19 is truly impacting you in the short and long-term will help ensure that you are solving the right problems. This applies to all complex problems faced in life and business.
As we end the 5th week since the first shelter-in-place orders the country will begin to re-open. It will be uncertain and frustrating for contractors. Guidelines will change daily and won't be consistent by state, county, city, company or contract.
When there are no clear answers it is critical to experiment, learn and rapidly scale up those things that work. "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
Recessions reorder the market and competitive landscape; ensure you earn the place you want. A recession post-COVID is a likely enough scenario that it must be planned for. Projects have been canceled and design professionals are seeing a drop in demand.
There is no bigger variable in our general health both physical and mental than having a good stable income. As more states go into lock down please make sure leaders at all levels in your company effectively weigh this balance.