I was driving through the countryside recently, and I noticed a bean field, and I remember as a youngster working in a bean field for an area farmer. Back in the day before all the chemicals were used to keep the weeds out, it wasn’t unusual for farmers to hire a group of young kids to walk through their fields, step by step, acre by acre, using a simple garden hoe to weed the farmer’s field. In fact, on my Social Security statement, which is updated on an annual basis from the Social Security Administration, I can see the very first paycheck that I got was at age 11, when I was working for that farmer, walking up and down those bean fields for three weeks during the month of July in my youth.
Today, people have the attitude that all you need to do is simply spray your problems, and your problems will go away. My youth taught me that the simple way might not be the permanent way, because those sprayed weeds always seem to come back. The weeds of our lives always seem to come back, but when those weeds are pulled manually and are left to die in the baking heat of the sun, they seldom return. The same thing goes for how we handle money. Often times we want the easy route to plan on putting money away for the future, or to be able to protect ourselves in the event of a tragedy, an opportunity, or an emergency.
The important thing to do is the difficult thing; getting your hands dirty, bending over, and pulling the weeds that are detrimental to your life. In my book, Investments Don’t Hug – Embracing the Life Insurance Asset, I discuss weed pulling; planning ahead, so you can obtain the most beneficial harvest possible, but it requires some work on your part. It isn’t just handed over. It isn’t just given. Instead, it’s something that each one of us needs to plan out and to earn for ourselves. It’s having the strategies in place, the understanding of how those strategies work, and it takes the step of implementing the strategies so they do what they are required to do in our lives.
If you are looking for a road map, if you are looking for knowledge, you can find those steps to take in Investments Don’t Hug – Embracing the Life Insurance Asset, available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Audible, and also on ITunes. Click the appropriate link below, and discover for yourself how to make your life’s garden more bountiful by pulling those weeds today that can reduce your harvest for the future. Plan today for tomorrow. Plan for the good harvest.