Are You Prepared?
Perhaps the fact that I am in my 60s colors my perceptions. However, what I now know is that over the last three decades I should have learned more about how our family and business finances and how the greater world worked. I was completely unprepared to move ahead with life and manage my money and financial responsibilities.
How many of us are in a similar situation? In almost every partnership, one is the financially responsible driver while the other is just riding the bus. Given the potential for a personal tragedy to one or the other it is something we should address and the sooner the better.
Most of us have had someone who has had a positive impact in their life, in or out of the industry. We invite you to share about this person on the FreePromoTips Facebook Wall. This can be a memorial, or something inspirational that will benefit others. Three posters win an iTunes card, brought to you by our friends at AIA. Post through Thursday August 30. The winner will be announced Friday August 31.
This Rant is about being prepared which affects both our business lives as well as personal. Fire, earthquakes, floods and technology failures can disrupt our business. But so can the loss of spouses, co-workers, business partners, and friends. How prepared are you? How prepared can you be?
Natural or man-made disasters are also often devastating. In response, RAC (Regional Association Council) has launched "15 for the Fund," a Business Recovery Fund to help our industry colleagues get back in business should they be affected by a disaster. This is one of the great things about our industry. We help each other!
I confess. I'm burnt out. Taking time to go on the "Sail to Success" cruise to the Bahamas seems crazy, but I know this will be a productive time. You STILL can join us on our 4-night Norwegian Cruise Line trip that leaves from Miami September 17. Life is short. This is going to be an awesome trip that's affordable. I'm looking forward to being away from the office! Click here for more information.