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As I prepare to write these articles each
week, I realize more and more that of all the coaching and seminars I
conduct, the ones on “Retirement Planning” have the potential to touch
and transform more lives than all the others combined. Because in one
way or the other you are touched by retirement.
Either you are giving care and support to someone who is in
retirement, or know of others that are doing so. And eventually, you
will be in retirement.
This is why I feel Retirement planning is so
important, as it will help you to get a handle on all of the issues that
affect your life now and into the future. You see, it is the little
things that you do or do not do that will have the greatest impact on
And retirement planning allows you to understand the impact of these
choices or non choices.
But getting started seems to be the most
difficult challenge for most persons. You want the changes but because
you have become so comfortable in your current state you usually lack
the will to take action.
So you procrastinate and plan to do it tomorrow because of the
unpleasantness of the work that may be involved, but once you decide to
take action and begin to act you will realize that it is easier than you
Yes, it does take some work, but think of the rewards - A
Not retirement in the traditional sense
a retirement based upon a sound retirement planning that puts you in
control of your life now. No matter where you are in life, if you would
start now to better manage your time and money you would be surprised at
what you can achieve in a reasonably short period of time.
where you work for forty years,
and feeble and
sit around the house hardly able to enjoy your labour.
Nothing is easy, but neither is anything accomplished unless you
make up your mind to get started and begin taking action. So start by
getting mentally prepared because changing those habits that you have
developed over the years will not be easy, but remember the options-
would you rather have?
a secure future or
a future of lack.
To reinforce the point, let me share with
you a story that I have made a part of my retirement presentations. It
is about an elderly carpenter who was ready to retire.
“He told his employer of his plans to leave the construction
field and live a leisurely life with his wife enjoying his children and
grandchildren. He would miss the pay cheque, but was tired working and
needed to retire. He felt they could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could
build just one more house as a personal favour.
The carpenter said
“yes”, but in time, it was easy to see that his heart was not in his
work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and using inferior materials.
It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter had finished his work the employer came to inspect the house. And when he
was done inspecting, he handed the front door key to the carpenter.
"This is your house," he said, "my retirement gift to you." The
carpenter was shocked!”
Don’t you think that if he had only known he was building his own
house, he would have done it all so differently.
So it is with
you. You build your life - a day at a time, often putting less than your
best into the building. Then with shock you realize you have to live in
the house you have built. If you could do it over, I am sure that there
are things you would do much differently. But you cannot go back and
change things once it's completed. As you would have already given up
your most important resource - Time.
This is why it is so important for you to realize that your
retirement is your responsibility. You are the carpenter. And each day
you hammer a nail, place a block, or erect a wall. Building the
retirement house that you will live in tomorrow with the life choices
you are making today.
When its comes to retirement - its yours retirement so build wisely!
the upcoming "Strategies For Achieving A Comfortable Retirement -
Yours" Rescue Your Retirement.
on May 20, 2010 at Superclubs Breezes Resort on Cable Beach
may be just the help you need to get your retirement planning started. I
also recommend you can use this Free Report at financial coaching with
Got a question about your financial or retirement planning any question at all go ahead and just ASK GLENN
Copyright © 2009 - 2010 - Glenn S. Ferguson
Ferguson is a financial & retirement Speaker, Coach and Syndicated
Writer, helping you to painlessly take control of your money so that you
can own your pay cheque again to create wealth for you and your family.
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