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    Don't Be Fooled!

    You Can't Take It With You May 11, 2017 Enhancing Human Performance
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    Why are we so easily tricked into thinking that somehow we will be able to take it with us? We are told by the world that we have to fill up our storehouses and hoard our wealth, yet what happens to all that stored up stuff? The Bible says that it rusts, is eaten by moths or is stolen by thieves.

    We argue that we need to save for retirement and we need to leave something for our kids. In reality we usually need a lot less than the financial planners tell us we need, especially if we are not planning on retiring. If you plan to fulfil your calling until the day they put you in a pine box, then you really don't need anything other than some insurance in case you cannot work. And do your kids really need that big inheritance? That inheritance is much more likely to mess them up then it is to bless them.

    I suppose the question we all need to ask ourselves is, how much is enough?  One wealthy author I was reading mentioned that in all his calculating, nobody needs more than 12 million a year (!)

    That buys you a big house, a big vacation property, too many cars, a yacht and a private jet. Anything more and it's just getting the same things, but bigger.

    12 million may sound like a lot, but nowadays all the real go getters want to be billionaires. A billion is a lot more than 12 million by my calculations.

    Here's the point. The pauper, the millionaire, and the billionaire are all ending up in the same place when they die. More money doesn't make us happy nor does it fill the void in our hearts.

    Ultimately we are all chasing the same thing and that thing is available to everyone.  Our hearts and souls crave to know the unfailing love of God.

    The enemy keeps us busy on a torrid schedule accumulating things so that we don't have time to spend in His presence.
    It's time to re-evaluate our priorities and step off the speeding treadmill and truly start to enjoy life through relationship with God and with others.

    Where can you carve out some time with God? How can you make God the 'one thing' as you go through your day?

    Coach Yurij

    Chain Breaker


    On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Brad P. said:

    Yurij - helpful Wisdom to me. For me this reminder is more of a mental shift to what is important in life. Just what I needed to read this morning. And I love the freedom of the reduced pressure of having $X by X date and the power that had over my mindset.


    On Monday, May 15, 2017, Stephen Lippitt said:

    I feel so much lighter knowing that there's not an emergency to have $1,000,000 in the bank already. When I let go of financial worry, and be more present with my family and patients, life is more joyful and fun. When I worry about money, life seems full of stress. Thanks for the reminder Yurij.


    On Monday, May 15, 2017, Leo Quan said:

    Thanks Coach for getting me to think about my priorities - God, Spouse + Family, Practice


    On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Yurij said:

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for your comment. It's great getting insight from someone that has been practicing for 41 years. Feel free to add wisdom through your comments. I agree you do have to store up some to not be a burden and take care of yourself. At the same time I see young doctors being counselled to store away millions of dollars for retirement and it adds a tremendous amount of stress.
    Personally I have found that a strategy of getting out of debt early, spending less than you make and saving through a registered plan worked out great. 

    Planning to create a balanced work/home life in later years by bringing in partners and associates is another great strategy that I have used. 
    I hope that you find the right person to help you out soon. Maybe someone reading your comment can help you out.




    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Clarise Chan said:

    Amen, so true. My goal in life is to know God more and make Him known for His purposes. Thanks coach!


    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Darryl Thomson said:

    Very timely message for me. My father is almost 89 and with his fast ailing health makes me go back and think about not only my relationship with my father but more so my relationship with my own kids. As fathers we make many mistakes and as I learn in Warrior we pass on our fathers wounds into our children. Not that the end is coming for my father it's like I am 16 years old again and reliving my past. I'm just so grateful that I found Warrior to help me break this chain of father wounds. It's not complete yet and many wounds I've already inflicted but there's still time. Each moment with my family is more and more precious as I go along and the business and accumulation of things is becoming less and less important unless it helps me see more of my family and enjoy time together. To me that's what money is best used for. Thanks Yurij. I needed that more now than ever.


    On Friday, May 12, 2017, Dave Healey said:

    Hi Yurij; See how you feel about it after 41 years in practice. When I find the right person to look after our folks, I am planning to live out my calling other than in practice. (I have turned down 2 very good offers b/c it wasn't the right fit.) If you plan on living to 95 or 100 as I do, you do need a bit stored up so you're not a burden on others. And as far as insurance, check out the cost when you're over 70. Better to put those bucks in the storehouse. Anyhow, I appreciate still receiving your Wisdom. All the Best Dave Healey


    On Friday, May 12, 2017, Todd Williamson said:

    I find my days are better when I talk to God first. Thanks Yurij and Ed


    On Friday, May 12, 2017, Mark Del Cantero said:

    Yurij: Thanks for an awesome seminar and this fantastic article. In the last week since Lake Placid the word "Chosen" keeps repeating in my head. We were CHOSEN to have Jesus be "all we need". Thanks for this amazing reminder. I needed this. I keep slipping back into that worldly belief that says "I NEED to save and store up and accumulate and THEN I will be happy". Grateful Mark


    On Friday, May 12, 2017, Dr. Julie Donoso said:

    A wise truth. All too often I find myself at the mercy of our bank account instead of being at the foot of the cross. Thanks for helping me to break those chains coach :)


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