Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few thoughts on things I think you could find interesting as well as a few things I've been reading, learning or contemplating during the week.
Let's get to it:
How's life going with COVID19 and the stay-at-home orders?
Generally, life is going really well. I'm fortunate to still be working and even more fortunate to have the flexibility to work from home. The time with the family is always appreciated and I love being able to wander around the house and work in different areas depending on the time of day.
Things with Combat Flags are a bit tumultuous right now. People (me included) are obviously watching what they spend more closely than before, which has resulted in a big dip in purchases for Combat Flags. I'm also running into issues with partners not being able to product certain items due to their state's guidelines, which means when my products go out of stock now I can't get them back until this passes.
But it's not all bad. This time is putting me back to where I was when I first started the company, specifically with smaller batch items. I've got some cool stuff in the works that I'm excited to share with you. I've also partnered with a few other veteran/military owned businesses to support them while they customize a few things for Combat Flags.
How are things for you? Hanging in there? Experiencing any difficulty?
What's one important thing to keep doing (or start doing) now?
Short and sweet, exercise. I know it might sound cliche, but getting your body moving does wonders for your mental health. Whether it's a walk, a jog, HIIT or weights, please try to get those 30 minutes or more of exercise in every day. You'll feel good and sleep like a champ.
I've been in our garage gym every morning for the last few months and feel better than I have in a while. I've also been running every other day and now look forward to that quiet time (minus whatever podcast I'm listening to) as a mental break in the sunshine.
Who's with me?
What am I reading right now?
You know me... always trying to read something new. I typically bounce between fiction and non-fiction, and usually over-index on non-fiction, but right now I'm all about the Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp series. I've read the first 6 or 7 already, but am starting from the beginning to HOPEFULLY read them all in order.
What are you reading right now?
If you're unfamiliar, the series follows a covert operative, Mitch Rapp, on counter-terrorism missions all over the globe. They're fun books with a great writing style.
Many of these things are inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media, so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself!
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