Live your present to the fullest. Invest now and forget.

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A dog is man’s best friend. Is that why the dog is happier? No, that is not the case here. The man has a lot of financial stress. His mind revolves around how he could manage his funds for these investments such as his home loan, car loan or travel expenses. This keeps him occupied and unable to enjoy even the leisure moments of his life. Even though he is sitting in a scenic place with his dog, he has his mind elsewhere. Contrary to that the dog is perfectly enjoying his present condition and living his life to the fullest. The precept is if we keep on worrying about our financial conditions without much of a plan; we are bound to end up like this man, troublesome. The story below highlights the point.

In primitive times there once ruled an intelligent king who constantly worried about something or the other. And every now and then, for various reasons, he used to feel helpless and hapless. He often behaved like those ordinary people who for lack of resources could never face a problem in a lively and bold manner. As a consequence of which he never laughed. Even his ministers never saw him laughing. Nor did they ever smile in his presence.

One day, the well wishers of the king, discreetly thought of ways and means to change his attitude towards life. So, they made a plan. Next time, when the king’s court was held; like every other time the king called for his closest minister and said, ‘I’m worried about something.’ Upon hearing this, the minister promptly replied, ‘yes your honour. I know that, and I have been thinking about it.’ On hearing the minister’s reply the king was astounded, ‘even without my telling you, how do you know about my worry?’ He asked.

Minister humbly replied. ‘Your majesty. I’m not interested in learning about your problem, because I already know the solution to your problem.’ King was surprised at this when he said, ‘even without knowing my problem, how do you know the solution?’  Minister replied in a respectful tone. ‘Your majesty, quite possibly you may not have one but many problems, but to all your problems there is only one solution.’

And on hearing this. The king got baffled and hesitantly asked, ‘May I know, what is the solution to my problem?’

The minister replied, ‘your majesty, please don’t worry about the solution, because it is absolutely on the dot and perfect.’ The king tried to guess what the minister had in mind when he said, ‘Well if there is a problem how can I not worry?’

Minister bowed respectfully and asked, ‘your majesty, till date has your worry solved any of your problems? ‘No,’ replied the king. “Well if that is so then why worry?’ Mystery of success doesn’t lie in worries, but removal of worries. And, it is also true that your worries lead you to your grave. The joy of life is in rejoicing and not in worrying. Your majesty, you are so knowledgeable. With your wisdom you lead us. So then why don’t you set up a more vivacious example of yourself in front of us?

The king then realized his stupidity and ignorance. He also realized how in a subtle manner his minister and his well wishers taught him this simple fact of life. He started laughing, and was rather astonished, when everyone else too, started laughing with him.

This is an ancient story. That tells us, worrying is not the solution to our problem. On the contrary it makes us weak and creates barriers on our way to success. To win over your worry means you have already won fifty percent of the battle.

The above mentioned story stresses the importance of living in the present and not continually fretting over how our future is going to be. Same goes for our financial investing as well. If we keep on brooding over things over which perhaps we have no control, like market up and downs we are sure to do nothing else but make our lives miserable. No it is not suggesting that we should leave our investments unprotected or leave our investments without any substantial planning. We should definitely secure our investments through ReBalancing our assets from time to time. And who would be the best person to do it other than your Volatility Coach? Your Volatility Coach knows best on how to secure your assets through perfect ReBalancing and leaves you free to concentrate on your present and enjoy your contemporary life to the fullest.

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Most of the time we become a hurdle in our own path of development and growth

 

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The crocodile is foolish, isn’t he? It’s obvious that he is going to be stuck in the next step and maybe he will knock himself out and fall flat on his face. We as viewers can see the obvious but the crocodile cannot. He himself is an obstacle to his own path.  Likewise at times we become hurdles in our own path of success, but we do not realize that. Similar things happen to our investment policies as well. Our faulty policies become paramount hitches and ultimately bar quality returns. The story below illustrates this point further.

Amit was a brilliant student. He studied hard and was positive about topping the board examination from his school. He never took help from any of the teachers who were always eager to help out their students. Rishav on the other hand was a brilliant student as well. He sat consistently with the kind teachers who guided him through the course and highlighted points which he needed to focus on. Both the students prepared hard and took the examination. Few months later the results were declared, Rishav had topped the examination and Amit couldn’t fathom where he had gone wrong.

The secret to Rishav’s success was he had taken help from experienced and adept in their fields which guided him to the bull’s eye.

The essence of the story is success will come in abundance to those who tread in the path of wisdom and not only knowledge.

In the world of investments all of us have some knowledge about how things are, but we often find that despite our best efforts we incessantly keep on stumbling upon hurdles which might or might not be unforeseen. These kinds of situations not only cost us money but also flung us into deep despair, uncertainty and hopelessness about future market investments. Just like to accomplish excellent results one has to follow strategized plans guided by a teacher, similarly market investments should also be followed under the guidance of Financial Advisors. Financial Advisors not only help you prepare and plan your finances but also help you ReBalance your assets to save you from the jaws of market up downs. There are times when we are left on our own to plan finances, we grow afraid and do not take certain steps; which if we had taken in the ripe time would have yielded resplendent growths. Financial Advisors are like our safety nets, they plan everything, and may it be contingencies or creating or growing wealth and perceive what sort of mishaps can actually happen and plan accordingly.

Therefore reach out to the beaming Financial Advisors and smoothen your journey to success and financial freedom.

Never miss an important conference

I had a meeting scheduled with Mr. Philip Godfrey at Southern part of Sydney on a sunny day. Mr. Godfrey has served over 35 committees at MDRT. He is deeply respected among his contemporaries for his achievements and humble nature. Despite being an experienced financial adviser and a very knowledgeable man,  he never misses out any opportunity to attend any MDRT conference or any such conference. This definitely shows his commitment for the organization and towards his clients . He says its is commitment to be present and share and learn for the peer group . Not only for himself and his fellow financial advisers, but majorly for the clients who he serves.

With a warm and energetic smile Mr. Godfrey welcomed me. Over the Coffee he recalled one of his experiences of a conference where the speaker was a 10 years old child affected with autism. The audience beamed at the speaker and shared with him the ideas and vision they had. The entire session was overwhelmingly inspiring and Mr. Godfrey came back home inspired. There was no further mention of it.

Years down the lane he met a client who was a HNI ( High Net Worth Individual ) but could not be interested into entering into any business proposition. He did not have anything in mind other than his son, who was a teenager but autistic. During the meeting Mr. Godfrey noticed that this client had only the well being of his son in mind; neither wealth or anything else could interest him. At the end of the meeting Mr. Godfrey suggested sending him a video to watch, which he said would be very helpful for his son .

Mr. Godfrey sent his client the video of the conference that he had attended  years ago( the one with the speaker as a 10 year old autistic kid). Things changed drastically after that, the client found his mission in his life and felt immense gratitude towards Mr. Philip. He asked his personal assistant  to pay whatever money Mr. Godfrey had asked him for insurance and investment happily.

I returned home feeling content. What I wondered is what should have happened if Mr. Godfrey hadn’t attended the conference in the first place. He definitely would not have been able to win over that client. What we hear or read or experience might not come into use right then, but gathering knowledge comes in handy at most unexpected situations. We should always keep an open mind to knowledge and learning, no one is ever too old or to knowledge and learning more. Specially in business what we learn can help people and subsequently help us to get investments. Fate works in mysterious ways, we never know what is there in store for us in future, keep an open mind and embrace knowledge and experience with open arms and keep in mind to never miss an important conference.