It’s my birthday today. In the past, I’d be wondering:
How on earth have I got to this age?
Do James & Lily think I’m really old, like I did my parents?
Where is time going?
Am I where I thought I would be?
BUT this year, I’m not.
You see, I was chatting to a friend, who felt his life was slipping away.
That was until he’d been chatting with his dad who revealed that at the age of seventy-two, he’d felt a significant slowdown and couldn’t do many of the things he’d taken for granted.
So, my mindset is really liberating and exciting – I’ve worked out I have an incredible 23 years to plan and do all those things I’ve wanted to do but have never got around to!
And this all has to fit around our business on our TERMS – without busting a gut, feeling overwhelmed or guilty, or compromising the bank balance.
And it’s why the first 3 stages of our framework that we focus on in our own business and with our clients, look at:
1). Creating a business based on your TERMS to achieve the lifestyle you want (Life Plan) …
2). Understanding your business’s financial position, and how to deliver your Life Plan …
3). Identifying the most effective way to deliver the numbers.
Not only does this mean we get closer to achieving our ultimate goals, but it also means we don’t get distracted with all the daily noise or shiny new things.
So, here’s to the next 23 years, I just wish I had fewer candles to blow out on the cake 😉