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The New Mid is a frank, funny look at women in mid-life and their day-to day-struggles and successes, as well as the big stuff - questions about meaning, fulfillment and happiness. It’s a place where women in their 40’s and up are breaking societal boundaries and expectations, while still dealing with real life issues such as caring for aging parents or restarting their careers.  You’ll get real talk with nothing held back about the topics you care about, with experts weighing in on health, sex, finances, relationships and everything in between.

Jun 14, 2020

During these difficult times, we need community more than ever. In today's episode I speak Jennifer Gerlock from the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. We discuss how to move forward if you've lost their jobs or small businesses. We also how important it is to rally your community together to bring hope and clear path forward so recovery can happen more quickly. They've started a new campaign #frederickstrong to highlight the good things that people are doing in the community. 

Show Notes:

  • If you're a small business owner communicate with your customers what steps you're taking to make sure they're safe.
  • Consumer confidence will return albeit slowly.
  • Work is going to change. People are using new tools, slack, zoom, telework and businesses are moving in house and realizing they don't need offices.
  • How to move forward when you've lost your career or lost your business.
  • There are new opportunities in places you've never considered.
  • The Frederick Chamber of Commerce has started a campaign #frederickstrong to rally the community together to put a framework around all the good things that have been happening. 
  • Businesses are starting to open. 
  • People are taking small steps to help their neighbors.
  • To do a similar campaign in your local community - get a small group of people together who believe in the agenda.
  • To help in times of struggle - surround yourself with things that uplift you.
  • Set goals every week to find tools to keep you positive.
  • Do some soul searching and discover new things about yourself.
  • Find podcasts and other tools that will educate you and help bring you forward.