Today, a large part of the world re-opens after months of lockdown and a far too large number of deaths. It's still not over (and we are probably far from a real solution), but these are the things I discovered and also those I got actively involved in:
On the personal side:
1 - I got to spend a lot of time with my wife and my son, and I truly loved it. I got countless confirmations that my wife is a superhero and I am starting to think the same about my son too.
2 - I spent months away from my relatives and friends, and now more than ever I can see how strong certain ties are. I could have spent 10x more time away from them and our relationship will not be affected. Not even by a tiny bit.
3 - I will never invest into an office-building project (see point 4 to understand).
On the professional side:
4 - I could see again and again how effective remote work is. If it was for me, I would push most companies on Earth to work 100% remotely at any time and bring their physical office costs down to zero. And in turn I would organize a 1-week team building fun gathering per quarter for all employees, in the coolest locations.
5 - I am now a board member and shareholder of the new personalized art production company Reframy (www.reframy.com) and I love the passion behind their team.
6 - I am now a board member and shareholder of the international circular-economy company RoundHope Sarl (www.roundhope.com), and I can see that company flying very high in the months to come.
7 - The COVID-19 pandemic slowed down many deals for my company Elite Circle (www.elitecircle.lu), but we have taken the time to onboard a large number of new clients and to initiate a discrete number of partnerships with like-minded companies in many countries.
On the "judgmental" side:
8 - I can now confidently say I will never respect you if you are: an anti-vaxxer and/or a flat-earther and/or a moon-landing-denialist and/or a chem-trail-believer and/or a climate-change-denialist and/or a Trump supporter. Fact, if you happen to be any of the above, I truly think you are stupid and I sincerely hope you never get to interact with me or get close to my family ever. Thanks.