February 13, 2018 | By More


The theme for this month’s magazine is Relationships. This is appropriate because we shall be celebrating the most romantic day of the year on the 14th which is Saint Valentine’s day. I certainly will be doing my part in recognizing this day by buying flowers for my wife and taking her out to our favourite restaurant.

The subject of relationship is also one of the four themes that I talk about in my book The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness along with Finances, Health and Wellness and Life Purpose. Why is Relationship such an important subject? It’s because the foundation of human society is based on our ability to have relationships with others. To talk with them, to cooperate with them, to collaborate with them and certainly for pair bonding which is used for the continuation of our species.

But who do we have relationships with? Our spouse, our parents, our kids, siblings, extended family, friends and co-workers. When you start to calculate how many contacts you have, the list can seem endless. If we were to narrow that list down to the ones you have “meaningful” contacts with, that list gets significantly reduced. You will end up with your “inner circle” which will serve to bring a higher sense of joy, meaning and fulfillment in your life.

But what about your relationship with the most important person in this inner circle…you? Are you nurturing that relationship? Are you being kind and positive with him or her? Are you listening to your intuition and taking care of this person that lives inside of you?

I call this self-care and it is vitally important that you take the time to do the things that are required to make this a positive and healthy relationship. Learn to say No. Learn to speak your truth. Learn to take some time to look after yourself. Take a ME day occasionally to refresh your passion(s). Make this a top priority for yourself in the coming year!

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.

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