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Your Values. Your Vision. Your Goals.®

Lessons From the Field #20:
There is No Going Back

Moving forward into an unfamiliar environment requires knowing who you are and what you want. As you watch today’s 55 seconds, you may want to ask yourself:

  • What family values such as independence, determination, ingenuity, and humor do you depend upon in uncertain times?
  • How do you see your family’s ideal short, medium, and long term future?
  • Which of your goals should you be focusing on right now?

In the words of L.P. Hartley, “The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there.”

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The coming months will be like nothing you have ever faced before.

It is safe to say, the virus and its socioeconomic impact have permanently changed your life and there is more to come.

When Cortez arrived in the Americas, he gave his crew the order to burn their boats because returning to Spain was not an option. Like Cortez, you have no option of going back.

It has been predicted that we are in the first period of a three-period pandemic transition that will last through 2024 and beyond.

Now more than ever as a family fiduciary, your most dependable reference points are internal.

What values will guide you through this time? What is your vision for a productive future? How committed are you to your goals?

The boats are burning the rest is up to you.

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