by Jeff Alexander
As I reflect on what Father’s Day means to me I realize that my dad has impacted me more than I realize. I always feel that I’m a different financial advisor because I try to get my clients to focus on the big picture. The big picture to me is my family. Everything I do, I do for them. I hope that all my clients feel as strongly towards their families as I do to mine, and I think they all do because I think that’s what attracted us to each other. Material possessions fade away. Work will always be there. But time is precious, time we spend with those we love. I always think if I had 5 minutes to live how and who would I like to spend that time. To me the answer is easy, my family. I believe if each of us asks that question to ourselves most if not all would come up with the same answer. We get so caught up in the trials and tribulations of the day, and we also get wrapped up in trying to acquire things to make us happy. Time and relationships are two invaluable assets. Assets provide you the freedom to spend TIME doing the things you love with the ones you love. When I manage client’s assets I want each and every one to know that I am trying my best to give them the freedom to do what they want. I’m thinking most are like me and want to spend time with loved ones.
Going back to how my father has impacted me. My dad passed away in his 50’s way too early, however many people have lost loved ones much younger. I realized when I was in my 20’s (when he passed), that life is fleeting. It changed how I see the world. I want my children to understand the value of relationships and not on what the world tells us we need to be happy. It’s funny how the lessons we learn come from the circumstances in our lives sometimes spoken sometimes not.