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.
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?
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?