Sometimes numbers only tell part of the story…
And leave so much opportunity for each of us to make a greater impact in the lives of so many others.
$341.8 billion… and rising in Australia.
Let me take you back to
The year that the Australian Financial Review’s Rich List was first produced.
The entrants in the first Top 200 list in 1984 had a combined wealth of $6.4 billion.
Fast Track to 2019
The total wealth of those on the list has increased by over…
5,200% in 35 years.
Australia’s richest 200 have significantly increased their wealth in just the past 12 months, with the 2018 list reporting a total wealth of $282.7 billion.
An increase of $60 Billion in just 1 year.
This increase can be partly attributed to those on the list now including some wealthy families, however, for the most part, the rich are just getting richer.
This is good news… potentially GREAT news.
With the increase in wealth comes a brilliant opportunity to make a meaningful and sustainable impact in our communities. and not just with handouts or cash, although this can be impactful in the short term and just what is needed to address some of the issues now.
The real impact can be made by providing the segue and support, to allow people to build their self-esteem, skills and experience and provide pathways so that they can design their journey forward.
To create a future that has more meaning and purpose, on many levels.
A future that will allow individuals to build a platform to take care of themselves and their families and to then build wealth to provide a sustainable future for others.
The real power is in continuing to provide opportunities for individuals and our community to build a better life, a better business and ultimately a better world.
Every journey starts with one step.
And the decision to make the best choices each day on how we invest our time, energy and resources.
Every person in business has an opportunity to make an impact, perhaps one that is far greater than the one immediately related to making the products or delivering the services to our clients each day.
The challenge and opportunity is to build more moments of connection, in our quest to build greater levels of trust.
When we build trust we can truly collaborate and create greater outcomes through leveraging our collective wisdom, experience and resources.
The health of our tomorrow depends on the actions we take today.