Three things among many that I don’t believe in.
I don't believe in Big Foot!
Someone asked me yesterday what my New Year’s Resolutions were going to be.
I said I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions.
They asked me in a very concerned sort of way, “You don’t have any goals or ambitions for the coming year to become a better person?”
That’s different. I have tons of goals and ambitions along with trying to become a better person as I grow, learn and mature.
I don't believe in Jack-a-lopes!
From my way of thinking about it – This is a ongoing process that needs to be adjusted continually as you progress through life.
I don’t feel goals should be statically set or you have made it to some special place by achieving your desired goals. I do believe if you are not happy living your every day life and enjoying it to the fullest as you go – you are wasting your life.
I know what the person was striving for when they asked the question of me, but I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions.
2013 was definitely a year of change. I entered the year having reached a twenty year mark with working for the same company. I had finished two more books but needed a editor to get them ready to be published. I had not published a new book in 2012. I lost my job in March and my company truck I had driven for years.
I found a new opportunity with the Edward Jones Company and began studying for my Series 7. I did not publish a new book in 2013 nor have I written a single word towards a new one since I lost my old job. I have been busy reading, studying, and learning since I took this new position. Working for the Edward Jones Company is like a person dying of thirst trying to get a sip of water from a fire hose - At least at the start of your career. Fast paced, almost over whelming, non stop learning and training, challenging and a hell of a lot of fun if you don't let it over run you. I have never worked with a more helpful and up beat group of people in all my life!
The Good News is that I have never been happier in my life. I have been blessed repeatedly since this new career has started. I enjoy the fact, that by doing my job well, that I get to help educate people to understand, manage and protect their savings. I never dreamed I would be so comfortable in such a social environment where I literally talk to hundreds of people every week. I am surprised by how much I have learned in less than a year and how much I know about different vehicles for investing money.
Goals for this year are to break records of various types within the Edward Jones Company. I plan to grow my business and help as many people as I can.
I was able to purchase my own vehicle last year and finally after years have a means to listen to my favorite music in my car after years of having nothing but an AM/FM radio. I have even managed to aquire a speaker machine that will play my music off my cell phone while I am working in my office.
I plan to purchase my dream house with an in ground pool this year and get moved into it and settled.
I plan to begin painting again in order to paint a piece for my office and see who will notice that I painted the painting.
I plan to get the sequels of my first two books edited and self published along with finishing my fifth and sixth novels.
Most of all I plan to continue enjoying every day for the blessing that it is as I learn and grow to higher and greater heights that even I can’t imagine.
I will try to blog more often this year. My writing career and blogging are coming up on the third year since I started both. This year I will get back to writing as I grow and become continually better at my new career as a financial advisor.