Looking At The 1%: A Letter From Justin
This year has moved at a snail’s pace, but at the same time absolutely flown by.
I’ve learned a lot and have been reminded of even more. I’ve been reminded to slow down, our days are fleeting, our children are only small for a short time, the storms will come, and so much more.
One of my mentors always says “you are either in a storm, going into a storm, or coming out of a storm.” This has never seemed to ring so true as it does now.
So as we are coming out of this storm, we are nearing the end of the year and beginning our goal planning conversations. This year I have begun playing a lot more in the stock market which has changed some of my thinking around my goal planning.
What I’ve noticed about the stock market is that we track it every day. We are excited by what are relatively small gains in the grand scheme of things and start questioning if we are on track or we should change course when with the massive upswings and downward trends.
Yet in our business and personal lives we celebrate only HUGE events and we don’t course correct until we are WAY off track.
Did you know according to Goldman Sachs the average stock market return for a 10 year period is 9.2% over the last 140 years. The S&P 500 averages 13.6% over the last 10 years.
You know what no one talks about with these stats…the storms. But think about the simplicity of (let’s use simple math) roughly a net 1% improvement every month.
Imagine if we could simplify our goals to this level. Let’s get just 1% better in the different areas of our life. I believe when we do this in a few areas of our lives we will begin to see exponential growth across all areas.
[If you can indulge me, I’d love to know where you are looking to improve this year. What’s your goal?
Text me at 407-250-8778 with one thing you want to improve on this year. If I can help you, I will. If I can’t help, I’ll pray for your journey.]
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