If you’re anything like me, you have a entire library full of them. Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn…you name it and I’ve probably got it. What about all the self-help classics? You know; How to Win Friends and Influence People, Think and Grow Rich, Magic of Thinking Big, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling? How many of those have you read?
Unfortunately, many CPAs are not really familiar with what we do for our clients. Since unfamiliarity breeds mistrust, they feel the best way to protect their clients is to recommend for their clients to stay the course…to do nothing.
It is important to see asking prices of the homes you are considering to make sure they are within your budget. There is no sense in looking in areas you know you can’t afford. Instead, focus on finding beautiful properties in the areas you can afford. No time will be wasted and you will have a good idea as to what type of home you want and in the area that is best for you.
You know that this works. Why aren’t you doing it? Too hard? Haven’t considered it before? Don’t know how? No one else is doing it. You have a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a strangle hold on the professionals in your town. Don’t blow it.
No surprise to most of you. Attorneys always have to be right. They have to be the center of attention. Their egos have to be fed. If you know an attorney, you know that they know everything about everything and would never stoop to having to ask for help from a mere mortal, like a Samuel Rad Financial Advisor. They feel perfectly qualified to give their clients advice on any subject from law to heart surgery to car mechanics to financial planning.
You will want to choose team members for each area of your life. So that no matter what you run up against – there will always be a support person to turn to. However, you must be willing to actually turn to that person when needed. There’s no room for ego here! Using your success team will help you move quickly and efficiently through any type of issue, decision, or crisis. You’ll feel more confident, secure, and at peace knowing that your team is available when needed.
Before you start taking money out of accounts, meet with your tax preparer and do some tax planning to make sure you don’t cost yourself money in taxes, fees or penalties.