I trust that this will find you well and enjoying life.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m more than prone to give advice and that’s no secret if you’re a client of Armor Financial. I’m not going to mince for words either and my advice for you is swear off of the news for a while maybe forever! The presentation of it has gotten to be sooo toxic since President Trump came into office. I don’t think you can deny when it came off the tracks whether you are a Trump supporter or not! They weren’t out of control when President Obama was in office. It started happening leading up to the last election which makes you think, doesn’t it? The news networks don’t report the news anymore they appear to try to make news by attempting to influence us in certain ways in hopes that we believe and act in certain ways. Does that make sense to you? It doesn’t to me but that’s the best I can come up with. It reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode that I vaguely recall from my childhood. At any rate, it has all of the elements of one. If you do watch it you have to be careful to guard your mind and emotions and take what you see and hear with a grain of salt. I recall the adage to believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see. We’re going through some weird, crazy times but history does that from time to time and this craziness happens to be compounded by the news. We’ll get it right. We are a nation that does. The good will overcome the bad.
I have a question for you how is your sense of purpose? What kind of shape is it in? In times like these when it seems like there is so much against us. So much challenging us. How are you fighting back? Are you looking for the good in things? Are you going out of your way to create value in your life and to make a difference in the lives of others? It’s a weapon against and the solution to the oppressive forces that we are confronted with at this time. Are you challenging yourself in things that you know will cancel out the negative forces of this era, even though it causes discomfort to take on the challenge? I’m forcing myself to do things outside of my comfort zone like mechanical things, spiritual things, and relational things that are just not my cup of tea, but should be. And it’s working towards my take being a cup half full not half empty.
I highly recommend the dynamic of a statement of net worth. It will help you with that purpose thing as well… A simple but formal document that shows your assets, your liabilities, and the difference between the two, that being your net worth. This financial tool is a basic but profound way to organize, and motivate you to be a better financial manager. And it’s important to at least annually to revisit it, revise it and redream with it. You’ll be surprised at the results of measuring and appraising the items that make up your unique financial world. Do you have a statement of net worth that you can readily put your hands on?
Crazy, weird times not to mention the way it’s reported to us I think you will agree. And by the way, if there is anything you feel to be weird or crazy about your financial world don’t hesitate to call and we will do everything we can to help you to have peace about it. We’re here for you. Keep up the good fight!
Jeff Christian CFP, CRPC