Three BIG Questions to Ponder, Ep #201

Three Big Questions to Ponder

Have you heard of George Kinder? He is a well-known life planning expert. When it comes to retirement planning, it is not all about the money. The hard part is figuring out what is important. George has come up with three big questions that I want everyone to think about.

Each of the questions is tough to answer. It will take meditation, prayer, time alone, and conversations with your loved one(s) to answer these questions. Do not miss this deep and introspective episode of Best in Wealth!

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Outline of This Episode

  • [1:07] You never know where life will take you
  • [2:55] Three big questions to ponder about your future
  • [6:31] Question #1: What would you do if you could do anything?
  • [9:44] Question #2: What would you do if you were given an end date?
  • [12:48] Question #3: What would you do if you had one day left?

Question #1: What would you do if you could do anything?

Imagine that you are financially secure and you can do whatever you want. How would you live your life? Would you change anything? Would life stay the same? Give yourself some time to get deep in thought and imagine what you would want your life to look like. Describe a life that is everything that you desire. How will you live out the rest of your life if money is n0t a factor?

Many people march hard toward financial independence as if it is the finish line—but it is only a goal. You still have a life to live. And if you’re reaching financial independence sooner rather than later, you have more life to live financially free. Describe a life that is richly yours.

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Question #2: What would you do if you were given an end date?

Imagine you visit the doctor and you are told you only have 5–10 years left on earth. You will remain healthy and productive. You will not feel sick but your time is restricted. What will you do in the time you have remaining? This question forces you to think about the end of your life and helps you narrow down how you really want to spend your final years. Those become your priorities.

Question #3: What would you do if you had one day left?

You just found out that you have one day left to live. What will you regret the most? What will you miss? What did you regret not being or doing? What relationship did you not have time to mend? What are all the things you wish you would have done differently?

In the end, money does not matter. If you do not know what is truly important to you, you will not live a life of complete fulfillment. Question #1 focuses on designing the life you want to live. Question #2 is about narrowing down what is truly important. Question #3 makes you realize you need to seize the day. Do what you need to do to live a fulfilled life.

How are YOU answering these three questions?

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The Best In Wealth Podcast is hosted by Scott Wellens. Scott Wellens is the principal at Fortress Planning Group. Fortress Planning Group is a registered investment advisory firm regulated by the Securities Act of Wisconsin in accordance and compliance with securities laws and regulations. Fortress Planning Group does not render or offer to render personalized investment or tax advice through the Best In Wealth Podcast. The information provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial, tax, investment or legal advice.

About the author, Scott Wellens

Scott Wellens, CFP® is an investment advisor and founder of Fortress Planning Group. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Scott quickly ascended to become a Vice President of North American Sales at a major regional provider of telecommunications infrastructure. While financially successful in this role, Scott searched for ways to pursue his passion related to financial literacy and providing financial freedom for both his own family and others. During his search, Scott became curious about the significant gap he found in the financial services sector: he was unable to find a comprehensive financial planner that maintained a family stewardship lens without being attached to financial products. Scott decided to fill that gap by creating his own planning firm that maintains a strong passion for comprehensive, unbiased wealth planning that is genuinely client-centered.

Scott resides in Menomonee Falls, WI with his family. He is the father of three active and independent daughters who keep him on his toes. Scott is an active community member, serving on the Hamilton Education Foundation Board, serves as a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace facilitator and leads the All Pro Dad’s group at their local elementary school. Scott enjoys spending his free time visiting state parks with his family, reading, and watching the Milwaukee Bucks and the Green Bay Packers win ball games.

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