By Wayne Leacock
Many people fail to achieve their goals because they do not link their values to the goal. This is especially true with achieving financial goals. Everyone wants to be financially secure but very few make the changes necessary to attain that objective. Your value or why you want to achieve financial security must be profoundly meaningful.
- Achieving financial security will allow me to spend less time at work and more time with my family.
- Spending more time with my family will allow me to better nurture a deep connection with my children.
- Nurturing the connection with my children will allow them to feel comfortable opening up to me about their issues later on.
When you link your goals with a value you will have greater control over your ability to spend money wisely. So how do you affect the changes in order to make your goals a reality? Like any plan you need to write them down, put it up in a place you’ll always see it and make it real.
- What do you really want and how important is it to you?
- How would you feel if things stayed the same or if you didn’t achieve what you set out to attain?
- What is the first step to making it happen?
I know it sounds hokey but what do you have to lose? When I create financial plans for my clients they usually comment that they finally feel like they’re moving in the right direction. In most cases it’s just one piece that was missing in order for them to see that their goals are actually attainable.
“There’s no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.” – Russian proverb.
About the Author – Wayne Fitzroy Leacock
Wayne is a financial advisor with experience working for companies such as Investor Group, Fidelity Investments and Sun Life Financial. During his career of over 10 years he has helped many Canadians realize their dream of financial freedom. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys reading, travelling and maintaining a regular mediation practice.
He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416-366-8771 ext. 2331