My client called to tell me his son just admitted himself to a rehab unit. Another client has spent this month managing a manic son who struggles with Bi-Polar disorder. I have another client whose husband is about to undergo a serious spinal surgery and another that with just two days notice adopted a set of infant twin boys. That’s all happened in just one month.
Life happens to us all, whether the event is a celebration and addition to our lives or an illness causing additional responsibilities and often burdens to our already busy lives what you experience gives you a greater understanding and empathy for the multitude of unexpected events that can touch us all, even our clients. These events certainly cause us to re-evaluate our priorities and redefine our daily work schedule (at least I hope that is the case) they are also an opportunity to validate why developing a good financial plan is critical to us all.
Everything that happens to us creates an opportunity to reevaluate what we do and why. Taking that new perspective and applying it to your business can create new opportunities to develop relationships, inspire more meaningful conversations with clients and prospects and often make us much more efficient and prioritized with our time.
It’s not unusual to feel somewhat alone, isolated even disadvantaged when life reaches out and grabs us but as a coach who works with hundreds of financial advisors from all over the country I can confidently tell you that you are NOT alone. We will all be faced with challenging times in our lives, you can allow this to completely disrupt your business and your life or you can embrace the challenge and confidently make changes to your business, your schedule and your life so that you can gracefully learn and grow from the experience.