20 Second Advisor: Age before beauty – how older investors can outperform higher return investments (hint: it’s time!).
I’m reading a book right now that talks about Warren Buffett. Some say he is a great investor. Others say that perhaps he has just been extremely lucky. Or perhaps he is just an old investor (he’s been investing for a long time!). I think Buffett has a good bit of all three: Investment skill,…Read More
20 Second Advisor: Automate Priorities
“Automate your priorities and they will happen…automatically!” It sounds like a joke, but it’s such a powerful financial planning tool. l’ve also heard it said this way…”direction, not intention, determines your destination.” Here are some common financial priorities that can be easily automated: When you know that your most critical priorities are happening in the…Read More
20 Second Advisor: Goals over New Year’s Resolutions
I am sure many of you are thinking about 2023 and what the year has in store. When I think about how I want the year to look, I like using goals over new year’s resolutions. For me personally, resolutions are often vague, not measurable, and they have no real plan behind them. And when…Read More
20 Second Advisor: Missed My Goal
As mentioned in a previous post, Scott, Thad, and I are all training for various running events this fall. Well, my first race took place this past Sunday, and I did NOT hit my goal. I was disappointed, but, after analyzing the outcome, I am motivated to keep going. I heard someone say that “wisdom…Read More
20 Second Advisor: Mother’s Day
There is a war going on, the stock market is down, and many people are facing very difficult things. It could do us all some good to take a moment to appreciate the moms in our life! It’s my opinion that moms have one of the hardest and most underappreciated jobs on the planet. In…Read More
20 Second Advisor: Let Go To Thrive
Dr. Gio Valiante is regarded as one of the most successful performance coaches in the world. He helps professional athletes and high performers conquer the mental game. I recently listened to an investment podcast where he was the guest. It was fantastic! Here is a quick summary of my key takeaways: We assign more weight…Read More
20 Second Advisor: What is work / life balance?
Stephen Covey said “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” I love this, and it’s been impacting my calendar for years! At Verisail, we think it’s really important to be intentional about your work AND your life. If you simply “work to live” you may be dissatisfied…Read More
20 Second Advisor: Keeping Up With The Steinbergs
Last week, our family took a trip for our kids’ winter break from school. On the long drive, I had the chance to listen to a podcast, The Just Enough Family. It details the rise and fall of Saul Steinberg, an American businessman that rose to great wealth by the age of 30 only to…Read More
20 Second Advisor: How do you celebrate your birthday?
Billy, a good friend of mine, turned 50 yesterday. He celebrated by running / walking for the entire day (24 hrs)! I know it sounds crazy, right?! We surprised him all throughout the day with food, practical jokes, and comradery. Most importantly, we made sure he had someone running with him for the entire 24…Read More
20 Second Advisor: Do it for the people you love!
I recently traveled internationally with a group of business men. Traveling without my family forces me to consider their situation if I was “promoted” (died) unexpectedly. It’s uncomfortable and sad to think about this, but I’d rather be prepared than avoid discomfort. Here are the questions I asked myself before my trip: Will my family…Read More