No doubt you have seen the film The Bucket List, the idea which has inspired many people to review what their most important tangible goals are. Climbing a mountain, running a marathon, having a sports car, visiting a certain place, learning something new and so on. Many bucket lists and plans tend to be focused around things, going, doing, seeing and having, and there have been many words written and spoken about achieving those things. However, there is a far deeper, more meaningful aspect which is easily overlooked and forgotten! Continue reading “There’s a hole in your bucket – well probably quite a few …”
Retirement – the truth v the vision
Many people find that their view and experience of their retirement may be very different from what they expect. Reality can be a pretty harsh awakener (especially if it’s your retirement). Continue reading “Retirement – the truth v the vision”
Health and money – more than a sticky plaster …
How many times have you been to the doctor with an ailment – perhaps a pain in the leg, only to be given pain killers? The hope then being, that the pain will be masked, and the ailment may well cure itself (for the time at least).
This is a short fix approach, and a quick solution, but who knows what is being stored up for the long term? What damage is being done by hiding the pain? Pain is generally there for a reason – perhaps to warn you, to make you wary, or to draw your attention to the fact that something is not quite right. Masking this serves you no benefit at all, there is no positive way forward in helping the repair or recovery of the injury.
In the same way that the figurative sticky plaster doesn’t necessarily help repair the broken body, neither does the same work for your finances.
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Why not turn your passion into a profession?
Can you remember all those dreams and goals which have been buried over the years (adulthood and rationality get in the way). Frequently, the job or past time which sparked your enthusiasm and joy when you were 8 years old, still holds a small candle of passion deep inside of you yet, years of growing up, school, work, stuff, responsibility and so on, has reduced it to the tiniest glimmering flicker – almost forgotten. Continue reading “Why not turn your passion into a profession?”