New Normal… Really?
This is what people are looking for now.
Gaining popularity is #NewNormal.
The last few months has been anything but “normal.”
Going forward there is no “normal,” and there has never been “normal.”
There has only been what we’ve grown accustomed to (and perhaps way too comfortable with).
The experience has influenced and even changed us in some, if not many, ways.
There are two important questions to ask:
- What have I stopped doing, and will continue to not do?
- What have I started doing, and will continue to do?
These two questions point past a “new normal” to a re-invented, re-imagined, re-invigorated, re-focused, and/or re-energized self, retirement, and future.
Looking ahead at what is to come, more important than the economy, market, and investment returns, is who you decide to become because of this experience.
Who you are and who you are becoming matters more than money!
Successful investors consider who they are, who they want to be, and their vision, values and goals ahead of investing decisions. This is the source of personal well-being and better relationships.
This also creates a better relationship with the advisor that serves you not only with investing and retirement planning (though this is very important), but it is the relationship that makes for greater success.
It matters for our own sense of well-being and to those around us who we care most about and what they think most about us.
Therefore, don’t simply let this moment pass with a sigh of relief that you made it through it (and it is not “over”).
Let this experience shape you into the better person you desire to be, and work with an advisor who understands and cares about this with you, so your planning and investing is more effective.
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― George Bernard Shaw