How We’re Adapting to Challenging Times

The team has switched to remote working and video interviews

Like the rest of the world, the team at LifeBook and LifeBook Memoirs have been monitoring the global situation closely and adapting to challenging times.

The call was made on 16th March that the team should work remotely. The management at LifeBook and LifeBook spent time planning for this, and we know that we can continue to offer the highest quality and most personal service. Working from home can be a lonely business, but the whole team is having two virtual meetings a day to make sure we stay connected and strong!

To ease the transition, on our first day at home the team was sent a care package by Roy and Yvette, which contained a beautiful potted plant, tea bags, shortbread biscuits, and some chocolates – everything a British person needs to get through whatever global catastrophe is going on.

So, what’s changed?

Just as the team has adapted to working from home, the company has been adapting to the new culture of social distancing. Face-to-face interviews are a vital part of what we do, and obviously, these are now difficult to continue.

However, it’s more important than ever to have positive projects to focus the mind and fill time. We’re excited to say that we’ve found a great way around the issue of social distancing: we will temporarily be switching to remote video interviews or telephone interviews. Although we are all getting used to video calls, we can’t wait to once again be sitting with our authors in face-to-face meetings.

Why this is the perfect time to write your private autobiography

With people’s interaction with others severely limited, it’s really important to keep talking, to keep motivated, to not be mentally isolated and to keep sharing those amazing stories. We may not be able to physically be with our friends and loved ones, but it’s vital to remain connected.

Now, for the first time ever, we have time, and local and national newspapers have been suggesting ways to keep engaged while at home. Writing your autobiography tops their lists. We couldn’t agree more – what better way to use this new-found time than compiling your life story? Dig out your old photos and reminisce, jot down those key memories and spend some time pondering that perfect autobiography title.

Roy likes to say that you can’t insure your memory – we will all lose it one day – but you can ensure your memories by writing them down.

If you’ve always wanted to write your life story but found yourself short on time, see these challenging times of self-isolation as your opportunity. LifeBook and LifeBook Memoirs are here to help. Get in touch to find out how you could start right now.

Keep your eyes on our website and social media for more developments about these challenging times.