Will it ever endBy
I have had three meetings this week with close friends all involved in real estate in New Zealand and it is the forst time I could sense their total frustration at the never ending recession. No one expected 4 years on for things to still be so bad and it is really grinding people down. There is some talk of the Auckland market doing well but it si simply not true unless you are in certain streets on the right day holding your mouth a certain way.
My coping mechanism always has been to focus on the positive and keep looking for solutions. I don’t expect that will ever change as I think it is good for my mental health, however I think also sometimes just have to acknowledge how bad things are and let that be OK as well.
So many of my friends, and myself for that matter, are battling uphill battles or have been overtaken by their situations and there are plenty more to come yet.
So yes we are in teh worst financial crisis since the depression. Black Friday and the .com bust were nothing compared to this.
So for many the end wil be rocky and a long recovery. And that is life, sad but true as Metallica would croon.
But I can’t help myself and must look for some positive in every situation. For me it has been the rallying of friends and even clients who appreciate my candour about my own situation and can relate it to theirs. I have been overwhelmed with emails, support and affection. Almost enough to make the whole thing worth while.
One thing we are not short of is judges and spite. The news is full of it everyday world wide. You can make a difference by being the difference!
I hope that in the midst of your situation, whether it is currently great or terrible, that you will find it within you to love those you love, be kind to those you can and encourage those who need it.
It has made the world of difference to me in the last few months and forges friendships that will last any adversity.
As to the recession, keep an eye on your inbox for my Christmas newsletter shortly!!
Stay Loving and Stay Safe ~ Dean Letfus