David Allen talks to the New York Times about getting through the clutter of our lives.
We can keep only so many things at the top of our mind. If you don’t “write things down” and put them into a trusted system, where you can find them when you need them, all your energy will go to “trying to remember what you know you’ve forgotten.” That’s an exhausting process!
“Capture everything that has your attention, in your work and your personal life, in writing. Maybe it’s your departmental budget, a meeting with the new boss, an overdue vacation, or just the need to buy new tires and a jar of mayonnaise. For the typical professional, it can take one to six hours to “empty the attic” of your head. It may seem daunting, but this exercise invariably leads to greater focus and control.”
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Yesterday, I was in London, Ontario visiting some of our clients. It was really inspiring to talk with these advisors! It’s so obvious when you’re in the presence of a real professional who runs a great practice and has the interests of their clients first and foremost. With the world’s baby boomers entering retirement, we need more people like this group to guide the boomers through the challenges (eg. low interest rates, greater life expectancy, a crowded and confusing world of finical choices, etc.) they will face in the coming decades. Make sure you’ve got the advisor you need!