If you were to ask me ‘when is the best time to hire a financial planner?’ the question I’d ask back is ‘when do you want to start living your best life?’.
We get it, as a business owner or entrepreneur you probably want to see thousands of dollars in the bank before you start to think about hiring a financial planner. Maybe that’s because you think there isn’t anything to plan until you have built up some retained earnings.
Well, that’s simply not true.
The best time to hire a financial planner is now.
It doesn’t matter which stage you’re at in growing your business, a great financial planner can help you reach your goals. They’ll help identify what your future self looks like and where you’re trying to go. Only when you get clarity on what your dream life looks like can you decide how you’re going to get there.
Take this example. Have you ever had a fitness program or diet you tried for two or three weeks only to give up at the end? It’s not because the plan itself wasn’t proven to work, it’s because the plan wasn’t personalized to the outcome that you were looking for. That’s why you gave up, it was unmotivating and so you didn’t want to continue.
A financial plan should be just like that, customized to your lifestyle and set up to work towards your most ambitious goals.
My goals and your goals are very different and so will be our financial plans. You can’t ask everyone to follow the same journey.
If you feel stuck, unclear we’re you’re going and like you should be further ahead I encourage you to take the first step of action today. Start writing down some of the key goals that you have in your life and looking at them to see if they fit into where you’re heading in your financial journey.
The first step of the Blueprint, our personalized financial planning process, is to help you get clear on your future self. Because when you have complete clarity about where you’re trying to go, you’ll know every day if you’re getting closer, and that’s going to motivate you to keep working harder!