You may not know this about me so now would be an opportunity to reveal my secret passion.
I am a financial advisor and expert in the daytime, but at nighttime, I am a bass player for my band Frets, Bridges, and Skins. Music is a very important part of my life, and during COVID I discovered that I really missed playing in a group, and wanted to get back into it.
In my newsletter, I will tell interesting stories about incredible innovations happening around us, but also relate my stories to music (thus merging two of my favorite passions).
I do hope you enjoy these articles, and feel free to comment and let me know about your own musical tastes and afflictions. =)
Yesterday is Gone-Or It Should Be
I’m reading Paul McCartney’s book called Lyrics, it just fascinates me how “out of the box” the Beatles were and still are in many respects.
Think about their most covered song of all time: Yesterday. Undeniably it is something that doesn’t easily remove itself from your head once it’s there. Although I’ve always loved the song, I don’t think it conveys the correct message. Take a look at the lyrics:
Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
Here’s the reason why: I don’t believe in yesterday. Never have. As a matter of fact, I think looking back at yesterday is counter-productive and, quite frankly, a waste of time. Look, if you don’t go forward, you’re going backwards.
Now I’m sure that my trifling complaint will have zero impact on the success the song will continue to have (as it shouldn’t), but I would like to highlight an alternate version of what “Yesterday” means to me. I recently heard another song from that era, and while it’s not the masterpiece that Yesterday is, I am a fan of the message echoed by Chad and Jeremy in their song Yesterday’s Gone.
But that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone.
My thought is that it’s best to not waste time looking back. Only look forward, to the future.
Yes, we can all learn from the past, and we all should. But the PRESENT is where all the magic is. Because that’s when you create tomorrow, the future that you desire to create.
Music is a sideline for Marc. He also provides financial planning services for entrepreneurs looking to grow their wealth and/or properly manage the wealth they already have, as they create their legacies.
Marc specializes in helping people accomplish their financial goals. He helps clients develop financial strategies to get personal financial freedom and create family legacies.
I encourage clients to look to the future. Such as, where do you want your career to be in ten, twenty, thirty years?
If you’re a business owner, where do you see your company in the upcoming decades?
What will the industry you’re in now be like in 2035-and will your company be part of it?
Lastly, what type of legacy will you leave for your children and grandchildren?
Those are the questions I ask my clients all the time.
Marc encourages his clients to take the long view. He helps them make decisions today that will benefit them, their families and their businesses in the future.
To learn more about Marc’s financial planning practice, or get his Amazon bestseller, The Fiscal Therapy Solution 1.0, visit his website here.