Transitions of Life and Death

Key Takeaways

  • Big life transitions are filled with emotion—and often important money issues.
  • You can’t control most of what life throws at you—but you can prepare yourself financially to handle the big joys and upsets.
  • Reducing money worries can greatly alleviate the stress of major life transitions.

Cultivating Confidence

During life’s difficult transitions, it’s easy to lose confidence. But, setting reasonable goals and getting the right people behind you will have you back in stride before you know it.

Key Takeaways

  • When going through a tough transition, your confidence is likely to slip. Try to stay organized and get three positive things accomplished every day.
  • Transitions dealing with money and life can be especially difficult, frustrating and make you feel powerless.
  • Having family, friends and professional advisors on your side will keep you accountable and less likely to lose confidence during life’s tough transitions.

Be Quick, But Don’t Hurry

Understanding this powerful philosophy will take you far in life, finance and sports

Key Takeaways

  • Being quick but not hurried is essential to getting through life’s big transitions
  • “Be Quick” is about getting things done, doing them now, not letting them pile up, and  about having a plan in place.
  • “Don’t Hurry” refers to having discipline, a plan in place, not over-reaching, not missing important items, letting things come to you and connecting to people. 

The Necessity of Vulnerability

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it’s a smart way to get through tough transitions in your life.

Key Takeaways

  • Vulnerability is a strength; not a weakness.
  • Many people, especially men, are conditioned to appear strong, independent and under control. Unfortunately when you fall, you fall hard with that approach.
  • People who aren’t afraid to network and ask for help when tough times hit, can more easily navigate transitions, financially or otherwise.