Date Published: 18/08/2020 13:05
As these unprecedented times continue, Jillian Thomas makes a plea for us all to pull together
These are unprecedented times. How many times have you heard that phrase?
They are unprecedented. They really are. But there have been times before that have been unprecedented and those times we, as business owners, have survived. And now more than ever we need to work together to come through these times; to steal a phrase, we need to ‘build back better’. And we can all help each other do that. Here at Future Life Wealth Management we know that businesses do not exist in a vacuum, which is why we believe in helping other businesses.
So, whether you are a student starting out on your career as an entrepreneur or a business owner worrying about what to do as the furlough scheme ends, let’s talk. Let’s work out how we can help each other and how we can help build a stronger local and national economy.
It is about pulling together; it is about helping each other; it is about being resilient.
I set up Future Life Wealth Management in the middle of an economic crash. It was 2009 and someone said to me ‘you do realise we are in a recession?’ and I replied ‘I have decided not to participate in any recession’.
Now over ten years on I run an extremely successful business. Since 2009 there have been other hiccups in my field of finance; whether it is European debt, crude oil price fluctuations or the impact of what happens with the US economy. These are setbacks that we have to work through and we have. So, we know all about running a business in good and bad times.
And our mission now is to help others where we can. We have already helped in a wide variety of ways during lockdown. At one end we have been helping our more vulnerable clients by fetching shopping and prescriptions, and walking dogs. At the other end we have helped businesses literally survive and safeguard their jobs by looking at alternative methods of raising finance.
And we want to encourage the entrepreneurs of the future. They are our lifeblood. They will keep the economy going.
Before Covid I mentored students at both Sheffield universities. During lockdown I have spoken to students around the world online on behalf of the leadership development organisation Common Purpose - and had some amazing responses like: “Not only did this session teach valuable lessons about what it means to be a leader and build resilience in uncertain times, but it also reinforced how important it is to enjoy what you're doing and not to be afraid to ask for help and learn from others.”
And that student is so right; we must not be afraid to ask for help. We beyond must pull together. To re-use a phrase I have used before, we must all put our umbrellas up to get each other out of this storm. We at Future Life are here to help. Are you?
Please contact us for an initial discussion if we can help in any way.
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