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Watch For The Signs

Sometimes the important signs are right in front of you—you just have to allow them to reveal themselves. I walked over this message spray-painted on the sidewalk the other day while I was in New York City for the Bitcoin For Advisors conference. I’ll never know who shared this message with the countless people who walk along this sidewalk each…

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I Haven’t Forgotten You

Earlier this week I was listening to a Lute album from 2017 and one of my favorite tracks came on, Still Slummin’. For some reason, I was paying close attention to the lyrics when a line screamed out to me: “You in high demand and that’s life. Only one time to get it right. Take a flight, view this world…

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RLS Wealth Turns Six

Even though the time stamp on this IG post is May 23rd, July 3rd, 2015 will forever be the birthdate for RLS Wealth. Today marks the sixth birthday for RLS Wealth and as I shared with clients this morning in an email, I don’t think I’ll ever not be excited on July 3rd—if I do, then I think it’s time…

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Build The Addition

Today was one of those days that remind financial advisors how personal our business really is. This morning I received a phone call informing me that one of my long-time clients had a massive heart attack and died on Tuesday. He was on an RV trip out west with his wife and friends–one minute he was taking a picture and…

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You Are Your Life’s Creative Director

You have a vision of the life you want for you and your family. It’s your vision—no one else’s. Yet, the constraints of society, family, friends, individuals we only know from social media, managers at work, and a number of other influences prevent you from taking your vision and making it your reality. The short-sightedness of others is holding YOU…

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Impact

“My purpose is to live a fulfilled life, achieve my goals, and make a lasting impact on others, while at the same time guiding others to their own fulfillment by supporting them and encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone to achieve their goals.” Last March I began working with a coach to start practicing meditation. My good…

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The Pursuit Of Happyness

Last year we started a new family tradition for New Year’s Day, watching The Pursuit Of Happyness. This year as we watched the movie, I asked the boys to think about what makes them happy—what does happiness mean to them? I was a bit underwhelmed (not unhappy though) with their answers but they are just 8 and 10, so I’m not…

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Making The Most Of Your Twenty-Four Hours

If you could break down your day, hour by hour, to create your ideal day, what would it look like? This week I was talking with my friend, Derick Grant, reflecting on the last year and my goals for the upcoming year. In addition to goals, I shared areas I’d like to see improvement—I’d like to get back to my…

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Don’t Call It A Comeback

I’ve been here for years… Literally, All About Your Benjamins is about to turn five (I thought it might already be there, but the oldest post is January 2nd, 2016–times flies when you’re having fun), which blows my mind. Over the last couple of years, my writing on AAYB has been a bit sporadic…the Mixtape has been a constant but putting…

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