I love my work, which often feels like helping the metaphorical “fish” in the above quote find its way back to the water so it can express its natural genius. My clients are typically smart, sensitive, even spiritual souls who for whatever reason have found themselves in the position of fish trying to climb trees, and getting really down on themselves because it’s so difficult and frustrating.
Back in finance class, they taught us that riskier investments tend to yield a higher reward. This is true of life, now more than ever, as the possibility of having a risk-free and secure life is becoming even more unlikely. The 30 year job is gone…
Don’t get me wrong, I wish it had been easier and less painful, but as hard as it was, I am glad I went through that, it made me who I am.
So why not do what you want, why not do what makes your heart sing, why not try to change the world?
Don’t forget that the optimistic scenario has its own set of problems and challenges, too!
For many people, this is “financial planning” Also, you could win, and it could cause all sorts of problems.
This can be anything that scares you. Tell your dad you love him. Tell your spouse a secret about yourself. Public speaking. Say Hi to the cute guy / girl next to you. Ask for 20% off the TV you want to buy. Go line-dancing. Put in for a promotion. You get the idea. Be sensible though, no driving 100 on the highway, OK?