It’s January. A new year. A time of resolutions. School resumes. Football continues. The Grammys. Weather so cold my Labrador Retriever goes outside in a jacket (here in Iowa). Juan Pablo is The Bachelor. Retirement Readiness. Wait. What? That’s right. Retirement readiness. We all want to retire one day. So let’s be ready. Read more
Posts tagged ‘Consulting’
Have you ever watched an ultimate fighter train? I have. It’s fascinating. Imagine a steel cage, six fighters, five five-minute rounds, two-minute breaks in between. Every five minutes a new fighter with fresh legs comes in the ring to take on the guy who’s training. By the time the fifth person comes in the ring the guy, or gal, training is gassing hard. For them, they train like they fight – hard. Give it all you’ve got and then, give it some more with tenacity, passion and unfaltering perseverance to get to the ultimate goal.
If you think about it, a fighter is training for at best, 25 minutes in the ring. When we prepare for retirement, we are training for the rest of our lives. When they say your life depends on it, well it really does. Read more
Bundling has benefits. If you’ve followed my last few posts, you’ve seen how bundling a defined benefit (DB) plan with one service provider can mean cost and time savings, increased oversight and better overall service for the plan sponsor. Another advantage of bundling is eliminating a significant risk most plan sponsors may not even be aware of – the “Harriet factor”. Read more
There is a reason we have two ears and one mouth. This was sage advice to remember at the Inc. 500/5000 conference held last year in Phoenix. You can learn a lot by listening.
It is humbling to be surrounded by so many successful entrepreneurs that have created fast growing privately held companies, and to learn about the risks that they took. Many of them have risked everything to get where they are. I heard stories about working 16 hour days and stories about being both CEO and janitor, many times in the same day. Read more