Defining family legacy is part of our defined purpose. The seeds planted today within the family orchard will produce the fruit gathered by future generations.
The Mr. Jones’s of today will continue to look to the world’s standards by purchasing and obtaining the “in things” in hopes of filling their need for affirmation. In contrast, the rich man, aware he needed to be fulfilled with something more, approached Jesus asking for eternal life.
Understanding the responsibility and living it are two separate and specific steps men must act upon. In fact, God places a call on each man to be the patriarch of his family by providing, protecting (warrior), and loving his family well. Many men stumble their way through as family leaders because understanding the role of husband, father, and leader is learned behavior and must be taught by a father or mentor.
I encourage you as you enter into this holiday season to change your perspective and manage your money wisely by giving something tremendously valuable to others - yourself. To help redirect our seasonal thinking I have included four examples of FREE gifts that keep on giving.
I have found to achieve success in your financial life it takes vision, discipline, and faith. The 12 steps below will help you achieve the financial stability and outcomes you desire.
Pay attention to details, ask questions and seek to gain a deeper and broader understanding of all aspects when faced with any situation that you are dealing with in life, especially money issues.
A great place to start is to review your current expenses and clarify your future needs. To identify what you will need financially to sustain your current lifestyle after retirement, calculate future expenses by multiplying current expenses by 75%. For some families the reduced cost is based upon the savings recognized by eliminating or reducing such expenses as a mortgage, continued education, work-related commuting costs, and car payments.
Many men stumble their way through as family leaders because understanding the role of husband, father, and leader is learned behavior and must be taught by a father or mentor.