Unprecedented Times

By Brian Newton, CPA

I know – cliché, over-used, watered down, but yet so true. I’m not going to sugar coat it – the last four months have been really difficult for us all. On the personal side, my son’s senior year was cut short, my daughter’s soccer season was shut down, family get togethers have been scrapped and the Iowa State Fair was cancelled. Friends and acquaintances have been sick or have had loved one’s die.

I’ve had clients have 100% of their revenue disappear while others have faced mandated closures and significant business interruptions. While we are all dealing with this thing together, clearly it is impacting some more than others. We are inundated with negativity and bad news in real time – there is no hiding from it, no denying it.

I don’t claim to be a self-help guru, but I do want to share a few things I’ve done to try and keep some sanity and positivity during these “unprecedented times.”

I’ve learned to appreciate the little things more and more each passing day and when this is all over, I know that I will be a better person for it.

Brian Newton, CPA | Shareholder