From Financial Planning to Natural Disaster Planning

On August 28th, 1990, my wife and I were hit by a Level 5 Tornado in Plainfield, IL which killed 29 people and injured 353 others. The community was devastated, our first home was destroyed, and we lost several people in our neighborhood to this storm. This tornado became known as one of the worst on record, and there was almost no time to prepare for the destruction this storm wreaked on the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

Two years to almost the day (August 30, 1992), my wife’s family (living in Miami at the time) had a direct hit by Hurricane Andrew. Their homes were

6 Needs That Won’t Change

Key Takeaways

  • According to Tony Robbins, there are 6 deep human needs that do not change.
  • These 6 needs can apply to money and how we use it and operate with it throughout our lives.
  • Money is a tool that has the potential to help us balance between our fears and our wants.

Planning for Success

Key Takeaways

  • There are six key steps to building lifelong wealth.
  • Establish short-, medium- and long-term goals, and never stop making adjustments to them.
  • Take care of urgent matters first, important matters second and nice-to-have issues last.

Vision-Based Goals

Key Takeaways

  • SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.
  • Both push goals and pull goals are SMART, but pull goals are more likely to be achieved since they tap into your emotions and motivations.
  • Pull goals literally pull you into the future.