Check in on your Mate…

G’day mate!

Welcome to our 2nd Australia day for the year! Or as we locals like to call it… Ma-ate Day! 🙂

Ha ha! Bit of fun anyway.

I love the first week of May. Not only is it my wedding anniversary (Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!) but as an Aussie nerd at heart, we have Star Wars day (May the 4th – be with you!) and our Aussie Ma-ate Day!

It has become a bit of a tradition here, on May 8th, to check up on your mate, make sure they are OK and I think now, more than ever this would be a great time to reach out.

This social distancing, while it does not seem to have effected social media at all, has kept us all apart, and even this weekend is Mothers Day here in Australia, and at the time of writing this, we are still unsure if we will be able to visit our Mothers on Sunday or not…

But, either way, with the wonders of modern technology now, there has never been a better time to reach out with a Zoom call, Facetime, Skype, whatever your poison, and say hi to a mate. See how they really are…

Often in passing us guys might say we are fine, but deep down, they are not. I have been talking to a lot of women this past week, who even admitted they are barely holding it all together, with work, home schooling, family, etc so really listen and hear them.

There are so many opportunities with technology these days, that even after this passes, i think we have found new ways to implement technology to save us time, and connect with people all the more.

Next week, my wife has arranged a ‘virtual wine tasting’ with a lot of friends and family with the aid of a fantastic Hunter Valley winery – 1813 (look them up, their wines are to die for!)

No longer will I travel 1-2 hours each way to sit in a waiting room for a 30 minute meeting anymore, the amount of time the proper utilisation of this software can save us is amazing.

It does make it harder and harder, with such efficient methods now, of finding excuses to say we are ‘too busy’ to start planning our future…

If not today, then when?

So come on, start making sure you are planning your future. And touch base with that mate of yours, make sure he/she is really OK.

You got this!

Happy Investing all and have a great weekend!!