As I juggle virtual school with two middle school daughters, a spouse managing his two restaurants and my own career, I’ve realized this entire pandemic experience is comparable to a really turbulent flight.
Think about it. Overall, there is nothing pleasant about it, but around you – some are doing better than others. Some are sick, some are crying, some seem to act like nothing is happening at all.
You know the experience won’t last forever, but you don’t know how long it will go on – a few more minutes, an hour, the entire flight?
You can hit a few good minutes, thinking things are better, and then things suddenly drop, and you feel like you are going to crash.
You are also smart enough to understand that your chances of not surviving are extremely rare – I mean, how many flights crash because of turbulence?
You also have no way off the flight and you’re at the mercy of a person flying the plane – who you don’t know and just hope they are making the best decisions.
What does my story have to do with financial planning?
I think our team at Johnson Bixby is like your calm, knowledgeable flight attendant. Handling the situation with grace and are making you feel reassured, even though they are experiencing the same rough flight. Thanks to their experience and training, they know the best ways to make you feel at ease during these turbulent times.
We help clients navigate through all seasons of their lives, from marriages, to birth of children, to planning for college and retirement, drops in the market, recession and yes, even a global pandemic.
At Johnson Bixby, we can’t predict how rest of the flight will go, but we can help you live through the uncertainty.
Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions about your financial situation. Like a flight attendant, we’ll provide vital information and assurance at every step. We’re in this together, and we’re more than happy to be your calm, reassuring sounding board for the rest of the flight and beyond.