While things seem to be returning to normal – or at least a new normal, and people are at least trying to shelf thoughts of a second wave and another lock down, we all seem to be living in the moment and enjoying each day as it comes.
The spring of 2020 firmly behind us and hopefully some lessons learned in the process.
Some of us worked through the spring lockdown as if nothing had changed, while others had their worlds rocked out from underneath them.
Everyone handled things differently and in our time and space.
For some, the forced quiet time at home meant an opportunity to seek further training and education.
What better way to mindlessly flip through the calendar than grasping a hold of our future by taking the opportunity to further our mind and skill set.
The event security industry certainly saw a change of pace, a change of scenery, and just – change entirely.
These past weeks where we might otherwise be preparing for TIFF and juggling a hectic summer schedule, while our schedule may still be full, the times and events have changed.
The method behind keeping people safe is slightly different.
The events are smaller and more intimate.
The hustle and bustle of a film festival is obviously moving through a different era in time and will look very much like most of 2020 – different.
So we embrace this change, we embrace the periods of peace, and we embrace the need for adaptation.
Our team have been actively training. Learning new skills, refreshing old ones.
Taking the opportunity to ensure everything is up to date, and all training is current with the new standards and reflects the new pandemic protocols.
We are eyeing new strategies and having our team learn the in’s and outs of not just event security – but security in general. Whether it be an event, a grocery store, a bank, or a medical facility. We are preparing.
Our spring cleaning has moved through multiple seasons and is all encompassing.
We are building strategies and protocols. Expanding our mindset.
We are evolving our team and our business and becoming more adaptable.
Should a second wave roll in, we want to be fully prepared.
Prepared to not just fill holes as needed and learn as we go, but be fully involved, prepared, and eager to not just act as place holders, but be the team that exceeds the expectations of others wherever you may find us.
Being interchangeable, reliable, swift to act, and motivated to exceed.
The fear and uncertainty of a first wave long behind us, leaving nothing but the courage and excitement of what tomorrow can bring.
After every storm you can usually find a rainbow.
Rainbows know that as those last few droplets are coming down, and the sun is just starting to peak out – they shine through and bring a little joy to all of those that see them.
They come out and shine and spread peace that the storm is in the past.
We are that rainbow.
Prepared and ready at the wayside.
Should we all be forced into another lockdown, should the world become a little more quieter again – we’re ready.
Should we continue this momentum we’ve worked so hard for, we’re ready.
For those that may get to take the time to reflect and sit in the stillness of the world once again – grab a hold of the opportunity to further yourself.
Keep yourself engaged and take the time to learn.
Our online community is more established than ever and being able to learn new things online has never been so easy.
2021 isn’t so far ahead anymore, which means the initial shock of the events of 2020 are that much further behind.
Education is power and you never know what new skills you could learn that you will need in the future.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.