Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
-Ulysses — Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Tennyson has always been one of my favorite poets. Most of his writings thrill me, and I feel that I can understand his mood before I have comprehended his words. This passage, taken from his masterpiece, Ulysses, affirms my thoughts and emotions.
I think of the correlation with the times we are currently navigating with Regal and our country. I look at the past with humility and appreciation, and to the future with optimism and excitement. We all will be different after this pandemic, and change can be epic if embraced.
The way we will conduct business in the United States will not be like days of old. As the economy restarts, Regal intends to move with speed and grace to capture opportunities that will make our firm stronger. We cannot change our circumstances or hang on to the past. We will, however, embrace the future and improve our practices to excel in the new post-pandemic landscape.
In twenty years of operation, Regal has faced many obstacles and hurdles. We have had a tremendous run, accomplishing our goal of creating a platform for independent Advisors with integrity and innovation. We have overcome much in our history and have always persevered and prospered. There has not been much that we could not achieve when we set our minds to it. We again need to refocus and tap into our “will to strive, seek, to find, and not to yield” spirit.
Our team is dedicated to moving heaven and earth for you and your clients. Lean in towards us during this pandemic and position yourself to grow and prosper with us. We not only read the immortal words of Tennyson, but we also intend to live them.
John Kailunas II
Founder / CEO