Big Picture, Financial Planning

A Purposeful Life

The question of life’s purpose is one that initially seems big, daunting, and even scary. Honestly, most people have never sat down and really thought through what their personal purpose is. If you haven’t, that’s okay.

Typically, people just do what they are “supposed to do” and believe life should follow a predetermined pattern. You go to school, you get a job, start a family, have a few kids, take some vacations, retire, and then eventually die of old age. Sure, there is some fun sprinkled in here and there, but it’s pretty ordinary. Bland to say the least.

To most people living a life of purpose is far fetched, it’s not achievable, it’s too risky, it’s not for them. But if you think about it, it’s quite the opposite.

To me, what’s more risky is living a life that follows that predetermined pattern. One of constant tasks and little enjoyment. One of little fulfillment and no purpose. Shouldn’t that be our biggest fear?

At an early age I realized that I would not and could not live a life like that. Growing up, my dad was the first person I can remember to intentionally live a purposeful life. My dad left a high-paying job he’d been at over a decade for one that gave him fulfillment, flexibility, and a defined purpose. The happiness this change brought him as well as our family, engrained in me the idea that purpose will always be a priority over money.

This mindset is what guides us in every decision we make as financial advisors. At the end of the day, our clients’ purpose comes first. Your life does have a purpose, and RLS is here to help you define and live out that purpose.

One of the reasons I joined RLS was because we don’t subscribe to societal norms. Instead we write our own story. We take risks—calculated risks. We go after what we want and don’t let the opinions of others hold us back and we help our clients do the same thing. Our clients are building the lives THEY want to live not the one they are told to live. They have a purpose and we build a plan for that purpose. Our clients are not satisfied working 30 years at the same company and retiring to warmer weather. Our clients want more out of life. We help them plan for this life.

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