• David Robertson

Should we be afraid?

I still read, listen and watch current affairs programming every day despite the seemingly constant barrage of bad news that emanates from every reliable source of global reporting. I want to stay up to date with what’s going on in the world, I always have, but increasingly all I want are the facts rather than editorial comment or opinion.

Why is this? Well, I want to be able to make up my own mind rather than be unduly influenced by the judgement of others. I don’t think any of us like to be told how to think and feel or be restricted in our freedom of purpose and expression.

Unfortunately, due to “you-know-what” we are living in world where our liberties have been curtailed; good decision-making in some cases and very poor in others. We’re also being bombarded with messages that, quite naturally, make us feel fearful.

“Fear is the mind-killer” wrote Frank Herbert in his novel Dune and I think he’s right. Fear can paralyse us, panic us and prevent us from taking control of our own thoughts and decisions. When combined with the new routines we’ve had to adopt over the past seven months it can make us feel like prisoners. This is bad enough when our physical autonomy has been diminished but even worse when the impact is to our mental state and we feel like prisoners in our own heads; resigned to adopting the new reality and accepting the diminution of our very being.

So back to that question…should we be afraid? No, we should not. Cautious and circumspect? Yes, that feels right for me at least.

If you’re a business owner trying to operate as best you can in this environment it’s natural to feel fearful of the future but do not compromise your ability to make the right decisions to secure your destiny. This is a time when change and the ability to adapt are vital for survival. You already know this; you’ve spent years building your successful business only for circumstances far beyond the ability of any of us to control puts all your hard work at risk. You know you need to do something different but what and how?

This is where I can help. I’ve spent many years challenging the status quo, helping organisations change and flex and most importantly, ensuring that the right decisions are made for clients, businesses and the people who work for them.

As F.D. Roosevelt said ”the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” so put that trepidation behind you, make a positive decision and set-out on a new path. I’m here to support and guide you so pick up the phone and give me a call…the only thing you have to lose is your fear!

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