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Coronavirus Cancelled Our Trip to South By Southwest; Now What?

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This post loosely accompanies Gab & Jam Episode 118

(video: and podcast: ).

As you may already know, our major trip for this year is to Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest 2020 conference. Needless to say, we were taken aback, since just a week ago, South By Southwest had said that they wouldn’t cancel. Here we were, in the middle of packing and there was no conference to go to. The Coronavirus caused the city of Austin to declare a state of emergency and the conference could not go on.

As you might imagine, we have plenty to consider, as we are decide what to do next. We decided upon the following strategies that helped us change our perspective when major plans change suddenly. #changeinplans #diyrockstar #sxsw #prejippie #bloomingprejippie

South By Southwest playlist:

4 Tips for Dealing with a Major Change in Plans:

1. Don’t over-exaggerate its meaning

God wants what’s best for you and your creative empire. There WILL be other opportunities to showcase your ideas. For years, we've heard of people who missed their one shot at fame, getting discovered, etc. We are convinced that those who continue to actively move toward their goals will find the success they seek. Therefore, even a setback—like this one—will eventually only be a memory and will not define what we do and where we go from here. Putting this cancellation in perspective allows us to not over-exaggerate that there is any greater meaning, save a schedule change, so that we can move on to this next tip.

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