Unpacking Your Stuff

June 6, 2019 | By More

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

Have you ever noticed how your computer starts to slow down over time? It’s a slow process but after a while you realize that it does not perform the required tasks at the same speed as before. There are many programs that run behind the scene on your computer to keep it functioning properly but after a while you need to take it in to get it cleaned up. 

Ever since our formative years as a child, we have been accumulating life experiences which have helped shape us into who we are today. This collection of both pleasant and unpleasant experiences is now resting comfortably within us and working in the background much like the programs on our computers. However, at some critical point in your life, you realize that things are not going as they should. You feel lost, confused, frustrated and possibly angry about the direction that life has taken. You have probably reached the point where a “system cleanup” is now required on yourself. 

From personal experience, I can tell you that this is not easy journey. The pain and suffering that you will go through as you start unpacking your stuff will have you questioning the logic of doing this. It’s not easy but it’s required. As you move forward you will reflect on the issues, the events and the people who have left a mark on your mind, your spirit and your soul. You must then decide if you still need to carry this stuff any further on your journey.  This process of unpacking your stuff is truly liberating much like taking rocks out of your backpack while on a hike. The load will get lighter and the speed of travel will increase. Dare to dream!

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

daniel@praxiswealthinstitute.ca

www.praxiswealthinstitute.ca

www.yourretirementcoach.ca

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