Friday, October 14, 2011

When the markets let us down.

Just listening to the recent news of world markets, got us thinking. 

We can’t control what happens in the markets – we can have an opinion, we can listen to others opinions but there’s nothing we can do, to affect the outcome.  So when the news is so depressing, what can we do?

In times like this, when our investments are heading south, we have to focus on “what we do” and “why we do it”, more than “what we have”.  What I really mean, is that we need to be more grateful.  Australians are very fortunate.  We have an exceptional lifestyle of choice, fine weather, supportive health system and although it’s not perfect, a better economic environment than most others.

In the last few weeks, we’ve had some sad news from a few of our clients suffering from life changing illnesses.  It’s a reminder of how precious life is and how we have to enjoy every day and spend quality time with our loved ones.  If we wait for the markets to improve, or we wait until we “have enough money” to fully enjoy life, then we may miss out.

Somehow, we all need to find happiness and joy in the every day life we live.  As Trusted Advisors we take our role in this very seriously.  How do we provide peace of mind, encouragement and support to clients, so that they can find happiness in their daily life?  We help them to find perspective.  We help them to make the most of what they do have.  We put the steps in place to make it easy.

Don’t wait for the markets to improve to find your happiness

There’s what the markets can do for you, there’s what you can do for you and there’s what a Trusted Adviser can do for you.  When the markets are letting us down, focus on what you can do and find out what a Trusted Adviser can do for you.

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