Creating an abundant life
At County, we have recently tried to resist the phrase “new normal”.
This is probably because of some of the associations that might be conjured up by the phrase. Whilst we may still find ourselves in a world that is somewhat more restricted than pre-pandemic, we can all still find opportunity presenting itself.
So perhaps we could substitute the term “new normal” with the more fulfilling-sounding “abundant life”? What would an “abundant life” look like for you?
As summer draws to a close, restaurants and pubs have re-opened, sporting and music venues are filling up and people are starting to go about their business as usual. Many businesses are embracing more flexible working patterns for their employees which, for many, has meant an improved work/life balance, more time with family and less time in traffic or on public transport. This is one example of some of the positives brought about by lockdown from which we at County have greatly benefitted, but over the months, we’ve also been really gratified to hear some outstanding stories of initiatives undertaken by our clients to advance their sense of community and family, but also taking responsibility for their mental and physical health.
During conversations with clients, we will of course be considering some of the impacts of the pandemic, including the implications of significant spikes in energy prices, general inflation, plans for the State Pension “Triple Lock” being removed and National Insurance increases, amongst other curve balls which will surely be on the horizon. However, these challenges will not and never will be the focus of our planning.
Instead, our passion and planning will be to focus on what will help you to create an “abundant life”?
Rather than allowing issues to obstruct the path of your dreams, why not ask yourself how you can make a difference, not only to your own circumstances, but for those around you. Some questions you could think about are:
There will be challenges ahead as we continue our journey through life and some may be out of our control and so will simply need to be managed. As John F Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”.
So, let’s not get “back to normal” or even a “new normal” and instead, let’s think:
What would an “abundant life” look like?
We hope you have found the above helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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