Which Way Are You Going?

Which Way Are You Going?

“Cat: Where are you going?

Alice: Which way should I go?

Cat: That depends on where you are going.

Alice: I don’t know.

Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”   – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

DOES IT MATTER?

One of the questions that I am often asked in general conversations is “where should I be investing my money now?”.

My answer is always the same.

“That would be hard for me to answer since I do not know what goals you are trying to reach with your money.”

The questioner then follows up with, “well it doesn’t matter, I just wanted to know what you thought was a good investment right now.”

Without having a plan, the odds are high that your future is much like a Financial Zombie!  

Are you one?  Are you part of a growing population between the ages of 30 to 50 that are living paycheck to paycheck. According to a report from the Consumer Federation of America and the Consumer Planner Board of Standards, Inc., 38% of households live paycheck to paycheck.

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The Ups and Downs of Getting Fit

The Ups and Downs of Getting Fit

Sunday morning at about 9:00AM Dallas time I will start my journey for the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon by going down the hill at the Cuvaison Carneros Winery in Napa County to turn left and ascend up Butt-Burner Hill.    It is ONLY 3/10’s of a mile but for me, it might be more like running the steps with Rocky.  When I get to the top, I will see three things.  Off to my left about 20+ miles will be the San Francisco Bay, and for the next 2 miles, the view is incredible.  Check out my Instagram account and I will focus on getting a picture of the view and the other two things I will see.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1597. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolytus. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

What is our Midsummer Night’s Dream or is this an ongoing Nightmare?

Taken today that same play might be considered Europe or the United States. nd no using Google!

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Make an Impact

Make an Impact

America’s 240th Independence Day will be celebrated on Monday, July 4, 2016.Please celebrate safely with friends and family.  The Tannery & Company Team will be celebrating and will return to the office on Tuesday, July 5th at 8:00 AM.

This past Wednesday at Executive Toastmasters, Mark Siegel, DTM gave the week’s inspiration.  With his permission, I have incorporated into this week’s blog.  Thanks Mark!

While you are busy celebrating the 4th of July or just taking some time for yourself and your family over the long holiday weekend, I would like for you to take a simple quiz.  The rules are easy, answer the questions below taking no more than a few seconds on each question.  Be truthful and no using Google!

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Your Digital Detox

Your Digital Detox

If drinking eight glasses of water a day is good for your body what is the equivalent of this for digitally detoxing your mind?

Thursday morning in Atlanta, Georgia, I am attending our quarterly business coaching session with Ray Sclafani, CEO and Founder of Clientwise.  Of course, I use technology to get my day started.  No need for the old fashion wake up call, I set my alarm on my Fitbit to wake me for a morning run before spending a day with a dozen of my peers.

Compared to Atlanta, Richardson Texas is damn flat.  That was the amazing awakening as I turned right out of the hotel for a morning run.  It is good to get out and see pine trees and less humidity than we have had in North Texas. (more…)