While it’s one thing to pride ourselves on the work we do within the B2B industry, whether it’s connecting clients with valuable prospects through our appointment setting services, or whether it’s utilising our experience in B2B telemarketing to boost those all-important sales funnels, it’s also important that we build our own connections, as a company, and as people who have personal motivations.
Understanding personal motivations isn’t just what we do on a daily basis for businesses, it’s also what we strive to do and show through the relationships we have with other organisations. It’s the messages that we put out into the world through the connections we make, and the charities that we partner with.
This is also why at Prospect Research, Speed of Sight is dear to our hearts – in particular, to our Managing Director James Lepper, who wrote a piece about this charity.
We think that if you’re going to put your trust in a business, you should know a little about us as people, our motivations, and why we make certain decisions especially when it comes to partnerships and where we put our own trust. So that you can trust we’ll make the right decisions for you and yours.
We all have history. Both those particular points in our life when something happened, and the legacy from previous generations that has been shared with you. Sometimes that might be good and sometimes less good and sometimes; it is more like the sword of Damocles hanging above you.
My great, great Grandfather was blind, as was my great Grandfather. My Grandmother and my Aunt. My Mother was blind in one eye and had the sight saved in the other. All of them had their sight in their youth and lost it when they were between 26 and 50. My great, great Grandfather managed to run a sugar company while blind, and travelled up to London every day. His children, two were blind and one was nearly completely blind, then took over the business and had children some went blind, and some did not.
Time passed and eventually I was born. I knew my Grandmother Una as a statuesque very proper lady who was blind but quite indomitable together with her guide dog she could do pretty much whatever she chose to. In her youth, she had loved riding horses and loved driving fast and was the proud owner of a Jowett Javelin which was quite an advanced car in 1950. Even when she was blind she always enjoyed being driven quickly. Mother loved driving fast too; there was a Vitesse that she particularly enjoyed going sideways in around lanes as “you always knew exactly when it would let go.”
The really incredible thing about all of the family that went blind was how they dealt with the situation. Now, I am not saying they just coped. The truth was quite the opposite. They had to work so very hard to be able to do even the very simplest of things. I think that was the inspiring thing in that they managed to all lead a full, independent life but they all had to go through a period where their world as they knew it had ended. The family heritage helped because it told you that it was possible to do pretty much anything if you put your mind to it.
Most people don’t have the knowledge that Grandmother when blind made excellent jam, cooked the supper, put up with a Grandson who for a while didn’t really believe she couldn’t see anything. Went to the shops, typed letters, and the list goes on. And if she could do these things then so can you.
When I was introduced to Speed of Sight, a charity that takes handicapped people out on a track day, puts them in a car and lets them drive that car. I thought that was an amazing thing to give somebody. It is easy to think this is a nice day out and nothing more but it isn’t that at all. For a lot of recently disabled people or for people who go blind later in life it can be the revelation that you can still do things that you thought you had lost the ability to do forever.
Sure, it is harder than it was before and you need to think of different ways to do things that used to be second nature but they are possible. Once you realise that you are able to do those things that had seemed impossible, then you can take back control of your life.
Prospect Research takes great pleasure in being a sponsor of Speed of Sight through membership of the Inspire 25 club. If you would like to find out more visit their website www.speedofsight.org or you could give James Lepper a call using 01223 354151.
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