(sorry - long text - this is how you can tell that there is more time again)
Remember the first time on the top of the 3m board in the outdoor pool? Whew, it was high. Scared. But rather climb down the ladder? The others are watching me. Don't be a coward. You gathered your courage, focused on what was ahead, took a breath and - jump! The fear was overcome and you had done it. I bet you were proud and jumped several more times. Maybe you even encouraged and motivated your friends to try it. You had your experience.
The corona virus makes us climb the "3m board" every day. Whether we start jumping calmly, focused and without fear is up to us. Self-confidence comes from "trusting yourself". Like everything in life, "the first time" is always something exciting and special. In the positive and negative. Be it the first kiss, the first accident, the first vacation without parents, the first 5th grade in school (for the others my parents and I had already gotten used to it) and much more. Often we do not notice how many little fears of overcoming we experience every day.
The Corona scenario determines our future. We are constantly experiencing new things that none of us has ever experienced before in this form and intensity, worldwide, whether in terms of health, economy or politics.
The unknown frightens us, can be heard again and again. Is that really so? I believe that calmness, prudence and trust are important qualities that help us to overcome crises.
It is a fact that during times of crisis people retreat into familiar, familiar and safe surroundings. Centuries ago, this was already done by groups of settlers when they travelled in covered wagons. In the evening, these were set up in a circle as "protective castles" so that man and horse were safe within them. Just like nowadays, when people retreat into the smallest "cells", the domestic environment, preferably with their loved ones: partners, family, friends. If it takes longer, people make themselves comfortable, try to create a cosy atmosphere and spend several days, weeks or months without stress.
Worldwide order of politicians: Stay at home! If you voluntarily create your own personal retreat, we talk about "cocooning" or "small wellness oases". Through Corona, however, we experience a politically and unprecedented form of cocooning (going out bans, public life almost coming to a standstill, serious restriction of personal contacts and freedoms, etc.).
During the Corona crisis we go through different stages. An initial fear, despair, aggression, lethargy or loss of control suddenly turns into a veritable rush of the positive. After a period of bewilderment and fear, an inner strength develops. For some, perhaps already signs of change, transformation or new beginnings? I am sure that much will never be the same again. But don't we all have the chance to change it for the better? The environment has indeed recovered through Corona. Satellite images of China and other heavily polluted European regions show that. No more red areas, all neutral white. Political tortures have given way to a coexistence of crisis management. Science has also made its voice heard again: virologists and epidemiologists have become media stars and futuristic philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, who previously tended to be on the fringes of polarised debates, have regained voice and weight.
What else? Fake news, on the other hand, is rapidly losing market value. Conspiracy theories suddenly look like slow sellers, even though they were offered like sour beer. Aren't these positive signals and developments that are worth looking forward to with motivation? Yes, together we can do it - let's do it! (some thoughts + statements come from the trend researcher & visionary Max Horx)
Our philosophy: MAXIMIZE MOMENTS. Especially now, when we are politically (worldwide) asked to stay at home, we should make ourselves as comfortable as possible. Time to make a more or less forced "cocooning" pleasant at home. Spring and summer are coming with pleasant temperatures, we will enjoy nature. You will have a lot of time to spend with your loved ones. Relaxation on the balcony, terrace or in the garden will surely have air up.
What does this have to do with the corona virus, the imposed curfew and a lot of restrictions, you ask yourself? Quite a lot, because with high-quality products and innovative ideas we create unique moments. In doing so, we take people out of their everyday lives with the promise of making a decisive difference to their valuable time. Deep relaxation, noticeably back-friendly, ergonomic seating qualities, easy swinging or swinging in hammocks or hanging chairs, smelling, hearing, experiencing nature again - these are feel-good experiences that go far beyond the use of conventional garden furniture. We would not mention it if thousands of customers had not already experienced it.
I am happy about your opinion and love dialogues with likeable people.
Now it's time for business after all. But that's my life, an everlasting journey between "business & pleasure".
I am Joachim Küllenberg, owner-managing director of Pimiento OHG. For more than 20 years we have been developing, designing and producing weatherproof, comfortable, durable, easy-care, long-lasting hammocks, hanging chairs and matching stands in Germany.
We are a small team, with great employees and excellent suppliers. We have been working closely together with 80% of them for about 15 years. Trust, openness, loyalty and a grown sense of unity has made us successful. We also experience this from our customers, many of whom have been loyal to us for 20 years, in the B2B and B2C sectors.
My suggestion: Realise your individual MAXIMIZE MOMENTS now. We will help you with advice, good tips and products that you no longer want to miss. That's a promise. I have now made it a matter for the boss and look forward to seeing you. Please call me on +49 89 89557565 or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org