Wow! you live your life, sometimes things go well, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes the more you learn the more you realise there is so much more to learn. I am so grateful that life lead me into this profession. It has expanded my thinking, my knowledge and just when you think that you are close to understanding, life pitches another curve ball, and learning begins again.
One important thing that I have learned is; it is important to get your MONEY right. This is due to the fact that we actually exchange money for goods and services. If we do not have money as our servant then it is difficult to have the comforts we would like. So, STRATEGY, STRATEGY, STRATEGY, is so important. It helps you sleep at night because; you know what you are doing, why you are doing it and the results you can expect.
Over thirty one years, I have been privileged to see so much. Recently I had a person come into my office. He had a direction that he wanted to pursue. Definite goals and outcomes he wanted, however he did not have all the tools he required to make an informed decision. After several discussions he made a choice and we implemented it with him. Then came a stumbling block, this was a different direction that he was comfortable with and although he understood why he was making this change SOMETHING inside made him question his decision so he decided not to go through with it.
So we stopped the transaction and he went back to his comfort zone. Now it is important to understand, no action is right or wrong, your decision is generally better for you. You do not want to get sick because you have taken an action that you feel uncomfortable with. It is important that you do what is in your best interest.
HOWEVER, he phoned me on a Sunday, told me he had gone through the information again and although the bank charged him almost $700 to withdraw from their recommendation, he decided that the course of action he decided on originally ticked all the boxes for him.
This was a huge decision, he got the information, liked it, made a decision, acted on it, got scared, withdrew, regrouped, re looked at the decision and now is comfortable with his new course of action.
Being scared is good. It makes you think, is what you are doing really in your best interest? Who knows. YOU DO.
Understand money is your tool to make your life comfortable. You owe it to yourself to make sure that you understand the tools you use to make it work for you.
Have a great day