What’s the ROI of You?!


Hey There! 

Is it just me, or does there really need to be a day in between Saturday and Sunday?! The weekend always seems a little too short.

This past Friday I went to something called an “unconference”- no agenda, no set speakers. The attendees were all in charge of creating what was discussed. Oh, and did I also mention it was made up of 80 women lawyers?! Dope, right?

It was amazing and motivating to see so many individuals dealing with similar issues- work/life balance, being a perfect mom and being a great employee/er, wanting career growth, etc. Absolutely EMPOWERING and I made some really awesome new friends!

Obviously, it got me thinking about you and how much energy you spend on things you can change but don’t. Double standards, pay inequality, and lack of women in certain careers are all issues that are being addressed within society…..slowly but surely. But your personal issues and concerns- well those you can deal with head on and RIGHT NOW.

As your business and your family grow, it’s important to make sure you take some time to step back and re-evalute how you’re spending your time. Where are you investing your energy and whats the return on investment (ROI) of that energy?

Not only is caring for the kiddos, the house and the business important, but so is self-care. You don’t want to burn out. So, take steps to tackle things that have been lingering and taking up too much of your energy.

Whether its creating your estate plan, incorporating a new business, or deciding how your business will run when you’re gone- you have items on your mind that could have been checked off a loooooong time ago. Let’s be honest, if you would stop being afraid of the uncertainty and stop procrastinating, you could deal with some of the energy-suckers.

Stop spending your time on the “WHAT-IFs” and put some plans in place so you can spend more time snuggling with those babies and building your squad.

Moral of this story: Stop with the excuses already! Invest in yourself, your business, and your family. Meet new people. Get out of your comfort zone.

And I can promise you that the ROI on getting your ducks in a row and taking care of yourself outweighs the stress, time and financial impact of dealing with the clean up after a storm.

So, cheers to new beginnings- a new week and new month- and to getting sh!t done!

xo

Carmen

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Estate Planning = A Woman’s Issue


Hello Sunshine! 

Why is estate planning be considered a “woman’s issue”, you ask?

Well, because the truth of the matter is women outlive men. Yup. In fact women are three times more likely than men to be widowed by the age of 65.

So, for women, estate planning is a crucial planning tool. Since they usually survive their spouses, women more often have the last word about how much wealth goes to family, charity or the taxman.

And, for those single or unmarried women, if you have no documents in place, your partner will not get anything per the laws of intestate succession (also known as probate). You will want to make sure you have basic documents to ensure your partner is provided for (if that’s what you want of course..)

How about those divorced with a second marriage? Make sure your kids aren’t disinherited by your new spouse. And you’ll want to make sure your ex is no longer listed on your beneficiary designations- or he will get a pretty penny from your life insurance or retirement account.

Remember- estate planning isn’t for the rich- it’s for EVERYONE. Yes, really. An estate is essentially your “stuff” and if you don’t care who it goes to, then don’t create a plan. Or if you don’t care about who will make health and financial decisions for you when you’re unable to, then don’t create a plan. Catch my drift?


Estate Planning is YOUR issue!


Want to get started? Call the office or shoot me a note and we can figure out how to best meet your needs. Need an update to your plan? We, can help too!

 

xo,

Carmen