I hope you’ve had a good weekend and an even better week so far! This weekend for me was full of reading. I read new content, revisited books earlier read and made notes, revisited notes earlier made. A book that I had earlier read called Mastery (highly recommended), has a very insightful explanation of Homeostasis. The idea being that at a condition of equilibrium, we are resistant to change. For example, think of a thermostat. Once you set it at a certain temperature, the mechanism works towards maintaining the temperature. In our context, simply put, this applies to our comfort pits. Our current standards (defined by us) keep us there. And unless we make a conscious effort to raise them, we don’t improve (at least consciously). This one word has made me think a lot, in my context and what could I do to change the thermostat. Perhaps, something to think about…

This brings me to another point that came up in one of my conversations where a colleague remarked ‘we won’t go back to normal’. The question I ponder about is at every stage of change, there is a new normal. I wonder if I want to go back to the normal that was? Perhaps, we will go to normalcy, however a new one. So, while the lock-down may ease up, I am keeping myself open to the idea that it will be a refreshingly new way to approach a normal day.

I am grateful and proud of our team members who continue to work diligently, to the maximum extent possible, to deliver certainty to you, our valued client. We are in regular and in consistent touch with each other to make sure that the deliveries are met, and as importantly, any change in schedule is communicated to you, in advance. At the same time, the members are making sure that they stay safe and keep their families safe as well. I am also in gratitude for many of the members taking time to make an impact in the social realm. They are contributing towards the needs of the lesser privileged, investing resources in organizations that would need a hand at this time. And I am very, very inspired to ask you a question:

 “If you have ideas about how we can better serve you, please let us know. If there is an issue that you think our company could help your community address, tell us about it.”

I believe very sincerely, that we are in this together, and we shall overcome, together, one day at a time!

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity – Ulysses S. Grant

Have a wonderful and safe week! Please take care.

Aashish

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