We are often told to make lemonade when we are given lemons by life circumstance. Yet better than lemonade, might be KoolAid - meaning making something uplifting, inspiring, motivating, and yes, even fun, playful, youthful, creative and new. Hence the title: from Lemons to Lemonade to KoolAid.
When things are tough, unpredictable, chaotic, and scary, BE A LEADER. Be real and authentic, admit your fears, worries, and concerns WHILE staying true to who you are, living by your consistent values, maintaing focus on your collective mission and shared values, taking the high ground, looking for heroes and not villains, seeking the common ground with empathy and compassion, and controlling and influencing what you can.
Beyond that, make KoolAid - look for novel, wacky, crazy, yet inspiring solutions and everyday treats by finding and sharing what is working, telling positive stories that people can connect with , sharing lessons from history and around the universe that give and inspire hope, experimentation, optimism. BE HUMBLE, BE HUMAN, BE AUTHENTIC, BE COMPASSIONATE AND GIVING of yourself to others.