Before we usher in a new year with feelings of “out with the old, in with the new,” I have some statistics for you … and they aren’t pretty!
According to the Social Security Administration:
Out of 100 people starting their careers today, after 40 years…
1 will be wealthy.
4 will be financially secure.
5 will continue working. Not because they want to but because they have to!
36 will have died.
54 will be simply broke!
Bottom line: 5% financially free, 95% struggling!
Talk about dropping a New Years bomb, huh?
On a more positive note …
You and I have choices.
We can choose where we will fall in most of those statistics (haven’t quite figured out the beating death thing yet but my assistant Igor and I are pretty damn close).
We also have another choice, to do nothing and play career/life roulette!
But what if you’re not into the New Years Resolution thing?
What if you find this whole business of setting 11th hour goals a tad cliché?
Then surely you must know that …
A bad week doesn’t happen on Friday at 4:55 p.m.
A bad month doesn’t happen on the 30th.
A bad year doesn’t happen on New Year’s Eve.
A bad career doesn’t happen on your retirement dinner.
A bad life doesn’t happen on your death bed!
And yet, here we are, smack dab in the middle of another new year and as fate would have it …
Another year closer to the page in your success story that reads … THE END!
How will that story play out?
Perhaps that’s what today is all about!
Today, you pick up the pen and start writing and living those pages . . .
with intention, purpose and a spirit that says …
Kiss my ass Social Security Administration … I’ll show you!
Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
FYI . . .
I hope you’ll join us on January 10th for our annual Playbook For A Successful Year webinar. Check out the details here. I think you’re worth it!