Six months ago, as my car’s GPS directed my car up Gum Street to McNeely Avenue, I got my first glimpse of what would be my new place of employment. From the first look at the grand restored gem at 139 W. McNeely in Mooresville, I sensed that this was a special place.
Welcome to our blog: Permission Granted, where we encourage you to explore all the richness that life has to offer. At Karp Financial Strategies, we want to help you "Dream It. Plan It. Pursue It." In over twenty years of working with our clients, we've found that throughout life and especially in retirement, most people don't feel empowered to go out and do the things they've always wanted to do. Our goal is to help you give yourself the permission to pursue the life you want.
In my last blog post, I began the discussion of “fear of failing” and related it to the fear that many people have of dreaming about the possibilities.
Most of us grew up hearing our parents repeat the adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Then, at some point in life, the fear of failing became more powerful than the fear of not trying.
There are many adages that having become part of mainstream thinking. They can form the basis of our own outlook on life. Personally, I like to test the “givens” of life so when someone recently stated “Well, seeing is believing” my brain sirens went off. What is the basis for this adage and are they correct?