Concrete Plans vs. Flexible Goals | Practical Advice to Improve Life

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Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

When it comes time to map out the kind of lifestyle design you want for yourself, leadership speakers such as Andy Core say it may actually be a bad idea if you plan it out too carefully. While it’s always good to have a solid plan for moving forward, sticking too closely to it means that you can cut yourself off from possibilities and opportunities that may arise.

Keep it Flexible

Start with a skeleton idea of what you want. Is it a big beachfront property? A yacht? Winters in Florida? Figure out where you want to spend your golden years and how much it’ll cost to achieve that. Next, budget how much money you’ll have to sock away each month to make it happen and allow room for it to change. Chances are you’re not going to spend the rest of your life without receiving promotions, so make sure you change your lifestyle design each time that happens.

At the same time, this skeleton idea may very likely be different in a year. That’s okay. It’s more important to strive to improve than to have a concrete idea as to what you’re going towards.

Save Your Money

Put away as much money as you can to make it happen. With inflation and changing interests, it’s always better to end up with more money than less money. All leadership speakers know that when it comes to their own lifestyle design, they start off loosely and firm up towards the end line.

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