Perhaps the most powerful legacy we can leave behind is the influence and impact we have on other people’s lives. Our impact lies in the person we are; our interactions; our connections… our relationships. Our purpose is directly related to the people in our lives and the difference we can make in their lives, through the parents, the sons and daughters, the spouses, the siblings, the friends, and the colleagues we all are.

Making an impact doesn’t have to come in the form of some grand gesture – it can be as simple as remembering someone’s name; paying a compliment, or taking a little extra time to notice those around you.

Watch our series of videos of real people making an impact in their own way, through the work they do and the income they earn. 

Here are 5 simple ways to make an impact at work in 2021

  1. Be positive. Celebrate small successes; give compliments freely.
  2. Let others count on you. Help and support others. This build trust. And trust builds long-lasting relationships.
  3. Listen to what others have to say. This shows them that their opinions matter. Which will be reciprocated.
  4. Initiate ideas. People who make an impact don’t settle. They strive to do more.
  5. Show empathy. It only takes a moment to show someone else you care; showing a genuine interest in someone else’s life takes no time at all.

Let’s make 2021 the year of impact.

Informative Reading | November 12, 2021

Real Stories: Meet the Joubert family 

FMI policyholders Herman and Alta Joubert with their baby boy Stephan (18months old) and the teddy bear given by IFAnet consultant Cindy Loretz before surgery in May 2020.

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Informative Reading | March 16, 2021

Sheldon Shaw: Making his mark

Tattoo artist, Sheldon Shaw, explains the impact of his profession on the lives of others and why he needs income protection to continue making his mark.

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Informative Reading | March 02, 2021

Meet Yolisa Motha: Working to thrive, not just to survive

“The full-time job is for me to survive. The part-time job is for me to thrive. And without it, without that income, there is no thriving,” says dual income earner, Yolisa Motha.

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