Lifting the Fog

May 17, 2017 | By More

By Daniel Roy CD, BA, MA, CFP, EPC, CIM, FCSI, CIWM, RRC, CRC

I was having a discussion with a client a few weeks ago about life goals, his present situation and various ways to get some forward momentum back into his life.  For a variety of reasons, life got in the way and he found himself in a place that he clearly did not want to be in.  He was struggling with several issues that had wandered back into his life, issues that he had sorted out a number of years ago.  He was frustrated, upset at himself for letting all of this happen and anxious to get back into a happier place.  I can certainly relate to this situation.

As we continued to talk, it became clear to me that he was immobilized and needed some clear guidance.  This is what I recommended that he do effective immediately.  First, he needed to start feeding his body properly by making better food choices.  Second, he needed to clean up his vision board that had become a reflection of his life, that is, cluttered and not functional.  Thirdly, he needed to get back into a proper 7-8 hour sleep pattern.  And finally, I instructed him to start doing exercise in the form of 3-5 km walks three or four times a week.

By combining these simple elements together, I knew that things would start to change in his life.  I knew this because these are the very same things that I have done over the years to get myself back on track when I found myself in a fog.  By having a clear vision of your life goals, by giving your body a chance to get rest, proper nutrition and exercise, you are creating the conditions for a successful outcome.  Get focused and the fog will start to lift as your actions carry that new momentum forward.

Daniel Roy is the principal instructor of the Ottawa-based Praxis Wealth Institute.  He is a Certified Retirement Coach, Certified Financial Planner as well as public speaker.  He is the author of “The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness”.  He conducts workshops and courses on the subject of winning the game of wealth creation.

daniel@praxiswealthinstitute.ca

www.praxiswealthinstitute.ca  ~  www.yourretirementcoach.ca

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