My morning routine started the same as every day. My alarm clock went off at 6:15 AM. I went to the kitchen to turn the coffee machine on for my first cup of the day, began to make my kid’s lunches for their lunch boxes. In the middle of preparing the lunches, one of my daughters came into the kitchen and asked me, “What would you want to do for a living, if you could do anything in the world?”
It was obvious that this has been something that she was thinking about before she went to bed and continued the thought when she woke up in the morning. To be honest with you, I was pretty surprised to hear this so early in the morning and prior to any coffee I needed to gather some thoughts.
So, I thought a bit and told her, I would do what I am doing now. I told her how rewarding it is to help families like ours to plan a future of success and to walk alongside people in their life and financial journey. I told her it is important to find a career that you love to do, not just something that you do out of necessity. She said, “Dad, it does seem like you really enjoy what you do, you have a fun place to work, nice people to work with and a nice manager.” I laughed a bit, that is true.
I think it is so easy for us to go day-to-day and just make it through the busy-ness of life. Sometimes, we don’t stop to look at the big picture and see what is really going on in our lives. Sometimes, it takes the innocence of a child asking a simple, but deep, question to realign our perspective to the good things around us. So many things in life are a matter of perspective and how we view the situation. It is important to keep a proper perspective in all areas of life.
Take a step back, look at all the great things going on in your life and allow yourself to see through a positive perspective. Sometimes, we need people in our lives to point out the great things happening and sometimes we need someone to walk alongside us when we think there is nothing positive happening. Sometimes, you just want to talk through a thought or an idea and other times you just want someone to listen. I wake up excited every day to walk alongside so many individuals and I am excited for many years ahead.
My name is Nate Becker, and it's time to schedule your Financialoscopy.