Chances are if you have not said it in your life time you have had it said to you. However in this instance I am using the expression to refer to the state of the economy. Is it you or the economy that has the biggest effect on your financial future? Be very careful how you answer that, it is almost as dangerous as linking your mood to the current weather forecast. Ultimately what you should realize is that one has no effect on the other in most cases.
As I talked about yesterday there are industries that have experienced challenges because of the current economic situation. Some have suffered more than others. However there are still exceptions to this rule. I know of real estate agents who are thriving despite some of their colleagues experiencing great difficulties. The same can be said about mortgage brokers, financial planners, insurance agents, stock brokers and most other fields effected the most by the economy.
The point that I am trying to make here is that we alone are responsible for our own destiny. Sure outside forces may present some challenges, but it is up to us to handle them and succeed in spite of them. One of my favorite quotes from Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” is this ” Every Adversity brings with it the seeds of an equivalent advantage”. In layman’s terms it is simply put, when one door closes another one opens.
If you want to close the door to financial challenges or are looking for help in guiding a course through a particular stormy sea, please feel free to give my office a call. As always I look forward to hearing from you.