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Good Monday to you! 

I remember the first time that I realized I needed glasses.  It was when I needed to take aspirin, or possibly Tylenol, and I got the container and I made mention to somebody else in the room that they couldn’t get the printing right because it was smudged.  The person next to me laughed as did the next person because the directions for the pain reliever were not smudged.  The print was small, and I couldn’t read it.  I went from not wearing glasses to wearing cheaters for probably about 5, 6, 7 years, and finally because of some other changes with my eyesight, now every single morning the first thing I do as I place my feet upon the floor is to take my right hand and reach for my glasses.  And that is how I begin the day to be able to see 20/20.

What does eyesight have to do with my book “Investments Don’t Hug – Embracing the Life Insurance Asset”?  Allow me to do the seeing for you because often times people don’t realize what they don’t see if they have never seen it before, if they don’t know how to look for things.  Many times, people are just blind-sided in life, and that’s what I find. 

This last week I had an opportunity to attend a Summit.  It was virtual, as many things are now.  I was supposed to be there in person, but instead, I participated in the virtual Summit from my chair right here in my office.  During the Summit, we had an opportunity to break out into smaller groups and discuss financial problems, financial concerns, that other financial advisors around the country were experiencing.  This is what I want you to know:  even other advisors are sometimes blind-sided if they don’t have the experience, the knowledge, the wisdom of living through not only good times, but bad times with clients.  So, I wasn’t necessarily surprised when I went online, and I checked the sale of my books over the weekend, because I knew that other advisors realized the stories that I tell in my book was something that they could share with their clients, and that they could learn themselves.  When advisors realize that they might not have 20/20 vision, what kind of vision does the regular, average, every day person have that might not realize the intricacies of how to plan for those blind spots.

It's interesting nowadays when you drive a brand-new automobile, there are bells and whistles and lights and things that go off to try to show you where your blind spots are, but unfortunately, we don’t have that for life.  We still have to educate ourselves along the way.  This is one of the steps you can take to look for your blind spots, see where they are located, and as you travel through your road of life, you can become more prepared for those things that might come your way. 

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to my book, either on I-Tunes or through audible, or if you have not downloaded my book on a kindle, though I would recommend the book that you can highlight and make notes in, get this today. 

I remember when I was growing up in the 1970’s, there was a singer by the name of Johnny Nash.  In fact, I believe in recent weeks, Johnny Nash has actually passed away; I think he was 83 years of age.  He was one of these one-hit wonders, and he sang this song – “I can see clearly now, the rain has gone.  I can see clearly now the obstacles in my way.” 

So, that’s what I leave you with today.  See clearly.  Look for the obstacles so you can go down your road free of those obstacles that might be in your way.

Thank you and have a great day!

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