I hope you enjoyed the weekend and feel energized. Holidays and the changing of seasons provide necessary pauses for reflection. After the flurry of tax season, it is useful to think about how does one live in the moment and at the same time prepare for the future?
My father used to have a joke I repeat often. A man was on his knees praying to God. “Dear God, PLEASE let me win the Lottery today.” After a moment the sky parts and God’s booming reply, “You have to buy a ticket.” I am not recommending lottery tickets as a strategy, but you do need to show up to win.
“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” – S.N. Goenka
Giving thought as to what you might do differently, identifying what matters most, and then taking steps to move in the right direction are within your control.
I challenge you to take a single step in the right direction today that is more than you were planning on before you read this. Deciding may bring up uncomfortable feelings and all kinds of excuses. Don’t give in. Just do one thing.
With another successful Boston Marathon accomplished and the Bruins and the Celtics successes, the competitive spirit looms large in New England. It’s exciting to be part of such a storied history while remaining relevant in the modern world. Just like a city must keep reinventing itself, no matter how successful in the past, there is no coasting to maintain what you have earned.
For instance, if you are serious about lowering your tax bill and saving more, we can show you how to accomplish this in time for 2020. If you paid a lot in dividends and interest this year, call us to learn of a more tax efficient way to invest. If you have self-employment income and fund a SEP, you can save another way, and most in a Roth, if you have the cash flow or a healthy savings account. In 2019 you can save more – for many, much beyond ~20% of net income up to $62,000 (if over 50). You won’t want to miss out on this powerful wealth builder.
Life is a marathon. It is a whole lot better if you get moving early and often. It’s all there for you if you participate.
Please enjoy the following insights below; I hope you find the resources useful in reaching your goals and potential.
- Why ‘Find Your Passion’ is Such Terrible Advice
- Big Hairy Audacious Goals
- The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why You Should)
- Human connection TED Talk
- Identifying your “micro motives”
- Thrive – Don’t Just Survive March Event Key Learnings
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”– Max DePree
If you are like most people and benefit from greater accountability for what you most want to improve, please join us for a complimentary road map development conversation.
Get growing and happy spring!