Progress doesn’t have to grind to a halt during an Internet outage

First, realize how a loss of Internet access messes with people’s heads.  When you can’t connect with people online, your primal brain feels isolated because it sees inclusion as key to survival.  Then there’s that little endorphin rush you start missing when you can’t check a task as complete.  Add to all that a fear of missing out (FOMO) when you lose touch with friends on Twitter, Facebook or e-mail, and you have a formula for widespread panic among the troops.  Instead, keep your cool and carry on with these four activities:  1) Call a meeting, or do training.  2) Complete your “later” list. 3 ) Compose drafts.  4) Hit the streets and do some face-to-face marketing.