As of today, November 17, 2020 the political climate is very unsettled in the United States. The business owners I collaborate with in my business coaching practice in The Woodlands and Houston are moving forward. But for each it is different. Some are striding forward with confidence and a “we shall overcome” attitude. Others are moving forward with less certainty. In Texas, where I live and work, the economic situation because of the pandemic has been hurtful but overall, we are doing well.
The question is, depending on who wins the election, what are the policies regarding COVID 19 and the economy moving forward. In Texas, with a great emphasis on oil and gas there is a great deal of uncertainty. Millions of lives and livelihoods could be affected over the next few years. Employers and employees feel unsettled.
And the business owners who are not in oil and gas feel unsettled, too. One thing has become clear during the response to the pandemic is how interrelated all aspects of our economy are. We are all in the storm together. Each of our boats is on its journey to get to a safe harbor. Which boats will make it? This is unsettling. Maybe your boat is doing fine at the moment. But, another boat, another business which is integral to the success of yours is beginning to flounder. What does this mean for you? Who knows?