6. Jan, 2022

If you are 20-years of age 25% of your life is over!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The current average mortality in the UK is 81.2-years, which sounds a long time and leads the US by 3-years per capita. But when you multiply those years by months, weeks or days, you end up with about 1000-months; or 4,000-weeks; or 30,000-days.

How long does your life seem now?

Rather than settling for a home-to-work, work-to-home existence as life ticks by, this paper is designed to help you reflect on what you want out of your life: your true purpose.

Take a look at the following five statements:

  • Comfort Zone – If you keep doing the same as you’ve always done, you’ll only get what you’ve always got! All change for the better is supposed to be uncomfortable! ASK YOURSELF: Am I an ‘If only’ person? Or am I a ‘Next time’ person?
  • TGIFriday - Is it your goal just to make it through the week? Don’t get me wrong, week-ends can be a chance to do something with the family for more than an hour or two Monday through Friday; and a chance to meet up with old friends. ASK YOURSELF: Am I happy with the quality of my life?
  • Priorities – Forbes states that up to 70% of all employees hate what they do for a living! If you’re not focusing your life on what’s important to you, it’s time to make some changes. ASK YOURSELF: What are my 3 top things to achieve over the next 3-year?
  • Holidays – Seth Godin said, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”ASK YOURSELF: How can I do what I really love to do, and get paid for it?
  • Righteous Envy – If you find yourself feeling envious of someone you respect, there are three changes to consider making in your life:1) Decide whether they truly have the life-style you want 2) Focus on what they do and how they go about doing it 3) Read at least one relevant book - or several articles – each and every month for at least the next year. ASK YOURSELF: Do I have an on-going learning plan?

In Summary: Assuming you invested 250 months growing up and getting educated, you typically have around 500 months working to pay the bills and financially prepare for your 250-months in retirement. You need to decide whether those 500 months are best spent working for someone else, or doing what you really want to do.

Next week we shall pursue some possibility thinking to help you pull together your new future.

To explore this paper, email info@uetp.co.uk

Complicated IS Easy! Simple IS Hard!