The Matrix has you!

 The Matrix has you!

You take the blue pill… the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill… you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

A classic line from one of my favourite movies. The Matrix – if you don’t recognise it.

What the hell are we doing in financial services?

Is it just me, or are we living in the Matrix? A world which is controlled by powerful forces that don’t want you to see the reality. And many of us have bought into it

The Matrix has you!

The ‘machines’ are in control and are breeding us financial advisers and planners to use for their energy. No soul, no choice, no freedom.

As independent financial planners, we need to recognise that we can be part of the Matrix and tell our clients how to continue their illusory journey within it, or we can help to set them free by showing them their own reality… The truth!

It may not be pretty at times, and it sure is confusing, but the truth is surely better than illusion, right?

We need to turn this thing upside down. We need to do the opposite to what we’ve been taught. We need to trust our instincts, even if we are not yet confident. We need to take the hard path, because it’s hard. Better still, go where there is no path at all… because it’s the right thing to do.

It’s time to say “Enough!” and believe. Nobody else is going to do it. The machines won’t do it. Why would they? It’s up to us.

I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.”