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Posted on January 22, 2020

Clutter to Clarity

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It’s time for you to de-clutter!

Do you realize the impact that clutter is having on your life? Clutter is a collection of things lying around in an untidy mess. Clutter is not good for the brain. It not only makes common sense but research shows the psychological effect it has on us. Just think about where you have clutter in your life. Maybe it’s your closet, desk, purse, kitchen drawer, fishing tackle box, email inbox. Maybe it’s your financial files. Do you feel the anxiety?

Clutter is not limited to material things. It can also be seen as emotional or relational clutter. Is your to-do list filled with things that you think are important but they really aren’t? Not enough time in the day to do what is most important in your life? Too many people cluttering up your life? Maybe it’s time for a change. It’s your choice.

Clutter, as simple as it seems, can be a leading cause of financial stress. Do you feel guilt, anxiety, or overwhelmed when you think about your financial life? Want to know why?

Clutter results from indecision. Clutter is keeping you from feeling in control. It can paralyze you so you can’t move forward and accomplish what you want in life. It can result in chaos if left unattended.

You many be surprised to be reading about clutter on a wealth management blog. But increased wealth can accelerate the clutter problem. More discretionary income can add up to more stuff, more accounts, more financial information, etc.

Our 2020 Vision Initiative began with a few foundational, philosophical steps. But now it’s time to move to the practical side of things. That’s why we have chosen CHAOS TO CLARITY as the theme for January. In working with new clients, we find that getting organized is a great first step.

Do you want 2020 to finally be the year that you do something? Are you ready to de-clutter your “financial closet”? There is no better time to start than right now. Year-end statements provide the perfect documentation to get organized. And a Legacy Book is the perfect tool to empower you to get control in this part of your life.

We did several workshops last year which not only discussed the importance of having a legacy book but taught on how to develop your own. We made it a goal that each one of our clients would have a Legacy book. I was surprised at how something as simple as getting organized could help so much to transform clutter to clarity.

If you would like this to be the year and new decade you commit to be intentional to “LIVE YOUR LIFE”, (which begins with de-cluttering), please learn more by following our 2020 Vision Initiative throughout this year.

What’s your 2020 vision?

If clutter is keeping you from realizing it, let’s talk. It begins with a conversation and we would love to have one with you.

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