Why A Scary Moment Has to be the Thing to Change Lives?

A Scary Moment; What the Health!

Don’t let age or the perceived condition of your health be your forever diagnose to life long living.

Most of us don’t have a Best Before Date; there are real ways to push your Best Before Date back.

Twice a year, I have complete blood work to monitor my cholesterol and triglycerides numbers. The reason for a semi-annual medical checkup is because of being diagnosed over a decade ago with block arteries.

Have no fear; I found out about my health scare during one of my training sessions for a triathlon.  I was fortunate; one of the folks I was training with happened to be a nurse. She recognized I had a medical issue and made sure I got to the hospital emergency right away.

The moment you mention a heart issue in a hospital emergency room, you go directly to the front of the line.

Because I was training for a triathlon, I was deemed healthy compared to other heart issue patients.

I was not rushed to surgery to have an angiogram and angioplasty; it took a couple of weeks before I had the two procedures and two overlapping stents inserted into one of my heart’s arteries.

Who knew my triathlon training was readying me for the most significant health scare of my life.

I was close to the triathlon race date when my medical incident happened and never did compete in a triathlon race.

After my rehabilitation and my last medical stress test on a treadmill, my medical team gave me the green light to participate in any sport I liked.

I decide to take up 1/2 marathon racing and have completed over 50 1/2 marathons and multiple other distance races.

I coach folks to purchase investment real estate through a process I call; “Ready, Set, Goal.” Listen to the following podcast show to learn more about “Ready, Set, Goal Process”  EPISODE #38 – Guest Interview – Rick Harris – Ready, Set, Goal©; The Everyday Millionaire Podcast

The “Ready” part of my training system takes approximately 68% of my course, and you might think this is a significant amount of time in getting ready to purchase and rent an investment real estate property; it is.

But when you compare the percentage of the training for a triathlon or a 1/2 marathon which is usually a 16-week program.  This 16-week program leads up to one day; your race.

Whatever goal you might set for yourself; preparation or the Ready Stage will always be significant; are you ready to put the time and effort in?

The Journey


Ralph Waldo Emerson said; “It’s the not the destination. It’s the journey.”

The rewards of readying myself for 1/2 marathon races is fantastic. I have run races all over North America; east to Cleveland and Montreal to San Antonio in the South, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada in the West and a whole lot of places in between.

Readying for a 1/2 Marathon is my journey, and the running the 1/2 marathon race is now my destination or goal.

My health scare; became my health care!!

My journey is now made up of lifestyle choices; diet, exercise, stress, environment and other health factors to get me to this place of an issue with my heart.

Eating well, being athletic, living stress-free or in a great environment does not guarantee you are going not to have health issues; working on these factors can help you live a longer and healthier life; there is always a risk.

One of the risk or reward in life is you might live longer and living longer takes funds to support how you will live your life.  Read this additional blog regarding “Purpose” How to Add Years to Your Life Through Purpose

Today many Boomers (born 1946 to 1966) are making decisions to work into their retirement years; part of the reason may be for the money but in many cases, it is to keep their minds active and their lives social.

Warren Buffet as an example of someone working well into their retirement years.


Warren Buffet is one age bracket older than the Boomer generation; a good model for all of us who still have lots of life years in the tank.

Risk or Reward

What financial factors are impacting your health and wealth journey?

As I work with clients on their investment real estate acquisition, it is their financial journey factors that will lead to a successful investment real estate portfolio.

If not Investment Real Estate What are Your Financial Steps taken to:

1)  How are you “Readying” yourself?

2) How are you “Setting”  your health and wealth life?

3) How will you accomplish your “Goal” for health or wealth?

What scare in your life will lead to your care?

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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