Gratitude in the time of COVID-19.
By Amos Adler | Co-Founder, CEO
Here we are, most of us, stuck at home, some not working at all, others working more than we have in a long time. And then there are those who are working on the front lines, putting themselves and their own family members in harms’ way.
As the days pass, it seems that it gets a bit harder every day to maintain good spirits, stay physically active, and not want to throttle the ones we love.
As an entrepreneur, I have a bit of an unfair advantage in times like these because we normally exist with complete uncertainty even at the best of times as we grow and adapt our businesses. One trick I’ve learned in my past as an entrepreneur is that mood and attitude are critical in times when leadership is required. I am far from perfect at this type of endeavour but I have developed routines to “get my mind right” when uncertainty, doom, and gloom are all one can see ahead.
The most effective one I use on an almost daily basis is to actively get grateful, almost aggressively grateful. I’m talking about the activity of getting oneself into a state of gratitude and flipping the script in times that are tougher. To this day, I make grateful lists to get in an active state of gratitude and bring myself into positivity.
You can find gratitude for your own situation whether it’s for your family’s health, your connectivity to others, the fact that pants are optional nowadays for us working from home… but especially gratitude for the healthcare warriors out there on the daily, the people working in essential industries, the volunteers turning manufacturing and alcohol industries inside out to help the COVID-19 cause, and the businesses actively pivoting to ensure their survival and the employment of their teams.
I am grateful that we at MEMOTEXT are in a position to be of assistance to our clients and partners. We strive to harness technology to nudge, follow-up, and use digital engagement to communicate with those that are in need, whether it to be to help patients themselves, protect healthcare workers, or help ensure that patients are screened and engaged. We can already see that our digital tools are assisting our clients and stakeholders triage, inform, and follow-up with patients to ensure that the right care gets to the right people at the right time.
I am also grateful to the teams at MEMOTEXT that have been working around the clock to rapidly iterate on digital tools to screen, communicate, and support populations, clinics, and providers.
So if nothing else, I wanted to keep you all informed of how we’re holding up here at MEMOTEXT and to provide a tool in this time when you might need some positive energy.