What's Your Next? Part 1

by Dr David Phelps

by Dr David Phelps

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oday I’m talking about a topic near and dear to my heart, one I passionately feel it’s imperative to get out to more people:

 Living an anti-traditional life.

Most of us, myself included, went to school and got the grades to get into a secure profession or business, provide freedom and security for our families, and retire 30 or 35 years later. We wanted to do great work, serve people well, and be justly rewarded for our efforts.

That’s the traditional model, and maybe it worked generations ago. But the tables have turned and it’s not the same as it was a few decades or even years ago. The world’s changing too fast to stay on the same course for 30+ years.

I’m not against specialized training, but focusing solely on that leaves one vulnerable to political or economical changes in the world – or in one’s personal life, such as your own or a child’s medical crisis or the breakup of a marriage or business partnership.

When I’m working with my Freedom Founders members, digging deep into their non-financial goals and desires, the big one I always see is four letters: T – I – M – E. Time is the one commodity we can’t buy more of or recover once it’s passed.

My whole plan for helping people live an anti-traditional life is not to take you away from the skills you’ve worked hard to acquire or that particular ability to serve others. I just want you to have the option to deviate a little, or to adopt other skills and interests along your path.

But you can’t suddenly transition from spending 30 years in one mode to a completely new lifestyle. There’s too big a gap there. So you’ve got to do these things simultaneously, not sequentially.

How do you do it? In upcoming blog posts I’ll be digging into the “What’s Your Next” conundrum and opportunity. From working with hundreds of other professionals and business owners, I’ve learned that your “Next” doesn’t need to start when you’re 65 or 70 years old. There are ways to create those alternative paths while you’re still young and developing your main path.

And on Tuesday evening, December 29th, I’ll be doing an online class regarding this topic. I encourage you to register for the webclass

I’d love to see you there.
To your freedom!

P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are some other ways I can help fast track you to your Freedom goal (you’re closer than you think) :

1. Schedule a Call with Me:

If you’d like to replace your active practice income with passive investment income within 2-3 years, and you have at least $1M in available capital (can include residential/practice equity or practice sale), then click the link to jump on a quick call with my team. If it looks like there is a mutual fit, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call with me directly. www.freedomfounders.com/schedule

2. Get Your Free Retirement Scorecard:

Benchmark your retirement and wealth-building against hundreds of other practice professionals, and get personalized feedback on your biggest opportunities and leverage points. Go to www.FreedomFounders.com/Scorecard to take the 3 minute assessment and get your scorecard.

3. Ready to Step Away?

“How Much is Enough?” This simple question keeps hard-working professionals at the hamster wheel of active income far longer than they need to be. Watch this free training, and discover a proven model for determining how much you really need before hanging up the handpiece! www.freedomfounders.com/training

4. Apply To Visit The Mastermind:

If you’d like to join dozens of dentists, docs, and practice professionals on the fast track to Freedom (3-5 years or less), visit www.freedomfounders.com/step-1 to apply for a guest seat.

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