Are You Dying To Get Back To Work: Why?

Are you dying to get back to work: why? I aim to create a legacy that will outlive my time. I am committed to developing a legacy that will benefit my family, friends, and community long after I leave this world. Conversely, I use investment real estate to help me achieve my goal.

The other day, my thoughts on legacy were challenged. I  attended a funeral for Martin Long, my dentist of 28 years. He was the dentist to four generations of my family, which is remarkable; Martin was only 57 years old.

While attending my dentist’s funeral opened my eyes to how I viewed a person’s legacy. What Martin’s family, friends, and the community had to say about Martin was an eye-opener to what one’s legacy should be.   Their reflections on Martin’s life led me to rethink how I view my legacy.

Challenging myself leads to these legacy questions; please feel free to use these questions to challenge yourself.

Are You Dying To Get Back To Work: Why?

Three Legacy Questions

1) Would you return to your Career/Job after you beat a significant health disease?

2) Is your Legacy built for the future and not the now?

3) Does Your Legacy have to all be about money or funding a cause?

The Return

Are You Dying To Get Back To Work: Why?

Martin took a year off work to fight cancer, and his goal was to return to work. He told the people who worked at his practice that he was returning to work because of his patients. He loved his patients. However,  it had nothing to do with money.

Unfortunately, cancer returned, and I was one of Martin’s last patients. He told me that day he had just gotten news cancer had returned, and he would need to take time off work again to fight the fight.

Would you return to your job or career after a major crisis in your life because of your relationship with your customers or clients?

The No

Are You Dying To Get Back To Work: Why?

The people who spoke at Martin’s funeral made me realize that your legacy must start while you live. My goal was to impact my family and community with my investment in real estate after I had left this world; this was an “Ah Moment” to rethink my purpose.

How my dentist affected his family, friends, and community while he was alive is where I would like my legacy to start.

Is your legacy in the now?

The All About

Are You Dying To Get Back To Work: Why?

Martin’s family, friends, and community spoke fondly about their time and experiences with Martin. The video tribute to Martin showed many incredible moments with family, friends, and community.

My dentist was such an incredible person, and by the attendance at his funeral, he will be missed.

Reviewing my will, I realized my money and assets were funding a future without me.

Look at your will; is it all directed at a world without you?

Have you ever thought about developing a living legacy in which you can participate?

I was thinking about how to fund my “Now or Living Legacy,” which I can participate in. While there are many ways to support your living legacy with investment real estate. One of the answers was right in front of me: I don’t need to pay every mortgage off in 15 years or less. I can lengthen the amortization period, redirect part of the funds to the living, and participate in my legacy.

Martin’s Legacy

Are You Dying To Get Back To Work: Why?

Returning to work after a critical health issue is only a question you can answer.

Do you love your career or job enough to return after a lengthy illness? But this one question might be the catalyst for thinking about your current career or job situation and ensuring it is one you are dying to get back to.

Tribute to Martin Long in His Dental Practice


About the author, W. Rick

Dynamic entrepreneur and sales management strategist; with over 20 years of experience in his field. Rick has achieved multimillion-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership and coaching in highly competitive markets.

An active real estate investor since 2002, Rick has developed his purchasing strategies and processes specializing in vacation and recreational properties, single-family homes and condo rentals.

In 2005, Rick re-financed his first rental property to fund the purchase of more positive cash flowing rental properties.

Rick sits on the Board of Directors for several condominium associations and is an active President and Treasurer. Sitting on these boards has given him a wealth of experience and insight into working with property management companies.

Rick has partnered with several joint venture associates and is committed to creating a positive investing experience for his associates by finding the properties, developing the investment, securing the financing and executing a proven positive cash flow system.

Why should you choose Rick as your Online Vault to Investment Real Estate Success Advisor?

An outstanding mentor and coach, Rick will work with you to build your investment real estate business starting from the foundation. From guiding you through the market research and critical drivers, building your team of trades, realtors, and lenders to attracting the investment real estate properties right for your portfolio and the joint venture partners to help you grow.

Through direction and training, Rick will help you develop your investment real estate goals and be a catalyst for you to purchase your first investment real estate property so you can build a strong financial foundation unlocking sustainable wealth and a living legacy for you and many generations to come.

Thank you for taking the only asset that gives us so much through life, but we can never get back our time.

Please join Rick on living his mantra:

” Prosperity for all aspects of your life forever.” W. Rick Harris

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