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Does your network frequently discuss business opportunities or personal growth? If you answered No, the information below is likely for you!

 

Network Quote

 

Recently, in a group setting, I made the statement above which brought several people up to me afterwards wanting to discuss this idea further. Later the image above was posted on twitter which triggered 3 text messages expressing interest and support for this message.

I’ve believed this for a long time but these responses suggested that more and more people believed this also. For years I’ve had clients mention this to me; That they just didn’t know people who liked to talk business or ones that knew about investment opportunities.

Have you ever heard the old adage, The Rich Get Richer? Of course, but maybe it isn’t solely about the fact that they have more money invested thus making money. In fact, I believe that its derived from this idea that who you know makes a significant difference in your wealth building. 

Robert Kiyosaki says, “your income will mirror your five closest friends.” So all of this information leads me to believe that we should pay close attention to our circles, conversations and information that we seek.

I’d like to provide you with a few ideas that will give you an opportunity to begin developing a network that will help you to increase your knowledge and the value of your circles. When you Join as a Member of Drive Planning you gain access to investment deals, people and opportunities that you may not normally find. In addition to tapping into our network of advisors, information, knowledge and successful people you may also want to consider these ideas below.

However, if you want to fast track your knowledge, network and opportunities consider joining Drive Planning and our customized approach for you. Contact me directly or reach out to memberservices@driveplanning.com for more information. If you’re ready to get started on a new path click here to begin!

 

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One of the tools we are able to utilize when discussing the best course of action to secure your financial future is known as The Personal Economic Model®. Much as a medical doctor would use an anatomical model to convey medical concepts, we use the following model to convey financial concepts.

 

Personal Economic Model

 

This model offers a visual representation of the way money flows through your hands. On the left, you will notice the Lifetime Capital Potential tank which illustrates that the amount of money you will control during your lifetime is both large, as well as finite. Once earned your money flows directly to the Tax Filter where the state and federal governments extract tax dollars due from earnings on your monthly cash flow. The after tax balance is then directed to either your Current Lifestyle or your Future Lifestyle determined by your management of the Lifestyle Regulator. Determining the balance of cash flow between your current lifestyle desires and your future lifestyle requirement may be the most important financial decision you will ever make.

 

Here’s why.

Each and every dollar that is allowed to flow through to your Current Lifestyle is consumed and gone forever. The goal is to accumulate enough money in the Savings and Investment tanks so that by the time you retire, the dollars in those tanks can then be used to satisfy your future lifestyle requirements.

Position A would be to have enough in the tanks to live like you live today adjusted for inflation and have your money last at least to your life expectancy. That’s a win, but the icing on the cake would be to accomplish that with little to no impact on your present standard of living, and that is exactly what we strive to help our Members to do.

In working together, we can help you to address the following:

  • Optimize the balance between your Current and Future Lifestyles
  • Improve efficiency in your current personal economic model
  • Design, implement, and execute a plan to secure your financial future
  • Limit the impact on your Current Lifestyle dollars (maintain your current standard of living)

 

If you would like to explore The Personal Economic Model for yourself please contact me to set up your complimentary first visit. In addition, you may want to connect on-line through some of our Social Media Platforms – Facebook, Twitter or The Drive Planning Website!

Would you love to feel great? Of course! Our goal at The Life You Can Afford to Live is to provide you with insight and strategies to feel great and live the best life possible. Our most common focus centers around business and personal financial strategies but we can’t ignore the body that God has given to us.

 

Health Tips

 

Below are a few of the best ideas that we’ve personally used to create great health. We encourage you to make these a part of your routine since great health doesn’t happen overnight. It must be continually sought after each day. When things become routine or part of your habits they get easier but until then we must make conscious decisions to succeed.

Below are a few of the health tips that we love!

Daily Exercise

Seems obvious! Getting your heart rate up and blood pumping has such an impact on every facet of life.

Cryotherapy

This chilly experience is a game changer. 3 minutes in the Cryo Chamber reduces inflammation which is where disease thrives. The most immediate impact is a faster recovery from workouts and it dramatically reduces soreness from working out; Not to mention those aches and pains that come with aging.

Sleeping with a Humidifier

This is the easiest health tip ever. I’ve written before that this is the best health tip ever and I still believe that to be true. This nightly routine keeps your nasal passages moist thus allowing you to fight off airborne viruses that we encounter all the time. Experts say that it is good for your skin but the primary benefit is simply avoiding illness.

Daily Skin Care

Everyone wants to have a great tan but no one wants the longterm negative effects of sun damage. Utilize sunscreen daily not just when going to the pool or playing outdoor sports.

Massage Therapy

This is often seen as a luxury item however, there is substantial proof of the health benefits associated with getting a massage. Stress reduction, improved flexibility and circulation are few of the benefits of this treat.

Go Vegan

Yes, I definitely saved the most difficult for last. The greatest contributor to great health and even poor health is what we put into our bodies. As many others have done, we learned about the positive attributes of a Plant Based Diet from the popular Netflix documentary, What The Health. We personally have countless stories of those who have made this change and reduced/even eliminated medications and feel tremendous. It can be a difficult transition at first, but once you learn what and how to eat it is a lifestyle change that you will enjoy. At risk of sounding fanatical we will stop there:)

 

These are a few tips that we have gained from ourselves. How about you? Let us hear from you on any of our social media channels. Continue the conversation on LinkedIn, twitter or facebook.

 

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