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Curled up on the carpet at my feet is our lovable dog Jade! As I write this it is a rainy day in Toronto. A nice steady thirst quenching cool rain that is clearing the air and giving our gardens a boost before the Fall season is really upon us. Jade is happy to be comfy and dry following our morning walk. A walk that was invigorating! The cool rain dampened my skin and hair hmmm...... yes we picked up our pace so as not to be soaked right through!
Just thinking about being invigorated, I start to think about how fabulous it was to achieve my 60 day Bold Goal and how energized I am by my preliminary plan for 2011. How are you doing? My wish is that you are on top of the world about both. Fully engaged and excited about the year ahead! Passionate about your opportunities and enjoying the vision you have of your future.
In the midst of the bold goals and planning please be sure to make time for yourself - for your walks or time at the gym, for healthy eating and for enjoying quality time with friends and family. Be sure to tell those who are important to you (including the dog) just how much they are loved and how much you care about them. Listen to them, be present and enjoy dancing in the moment!
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One of our primary goals and a big part of our planning must include the plan for building our personal wealth. Paying *Attention* to Your Money is the first step and if mastered you will be amazed by the results. I remember being told by a mentor, at a very young age that if I contributed the maximum allowed every year to my RRSP and in addition invested prudently another 10-15% of my gross income I would never have to worry about retirement. What good advice!
Just imagine if Paying *Attention* to Your Money was taught in school. Wouldn't that be an amazing benefit for young people? Just having an understanding and a system for guiding one on the handling of their disposable income! Even as a student working part time, perhaps to pay for education or some other personal expenses, we might think twice about stopping at Starbucks or eating another unhealthy meal on the run. We might pack our lunch and make coffee for a "to go" cup a bit more often! We might stop to think twice before buying that next frivolous item. Okay, not to a point of taking all the fun out of life, but just to introduce a bit of moderation along the way!
I acknowledge that at certain stages in life this truly can be difficult. With families to provide for, and life's opportunities to enjoy, it is easy to get off track. But like everything in life, we can always rewrite the plan and get back at it. Nothing is carved in stone. It is important to get a good balance working for you, a balance that will serve your best interest now and in the long term. I must also emphasize this is not all about retirement. It is about living life as you want to and having the financial freedom to do so, at every stage of life!
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Every day there is something important on the agenda of people who are engaged in life. So no matter your stage of life, remember to identify the important matter of the day - be it reaching out to a friend, sharing time with a young child or inspiring greatness amongst peers. Identify it, be engaged - and once again enjoy dancing in the moment!
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by Martin Seligman
September 21, 2010
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