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Show highlights include:

  • Why walking to the coffee shop in the morning rather than driving lets you reflect on what's important to you (1:26)
  • The “Rapid Retire Program” that puts you in a position to retire 7-10 years sooner (even if you already have a retirement fund) (5:21)
  • Why thinking about being independently wealthy prioritizes what you will do when you retire (6:44)
  • How going back to work because you're bored ruins your retirement years (10:06)

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Do you hate the thought of working past 55 or 60? Do you hate not being able to live the life you deserve today? Do you hate not knowing what your financial future looks like? It's time to stop doing what you hate, here's your host, Mr. Harold Green.

(00:20): Oh, well, hi everybody. This is Harold Green and breaks refund into groove, man. And it is time to stop doing what you hate. I hope you are having a fantastic week as always. I'm doing pretty good, a little bit tired today. It was a very early day for me. As a matter of fact, it's been an early day for me almost everyday this week because of some personal decisions that I've made to, you know, to make some changes in my life. And I'm always about making changes and making adjustments because you have to, in order to get to where you really want to be. I mean, you can't keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results because as they say, that is the definition of insanity. So I want to talk to you guys today a little bit more about the rapid retire program.

(01:05): It's a program that I've built some years ago, that I can help put a person in position to walk away from their jobs a lot sooner than they normally would. And I'm going to share with you guys today, why I think that's so important for you to be in position, to be able to walk away and have your own freedom more so than ever before. But before I get into that, I want to kind of tell you something that happened to me this week. And I'm a little bit excited about it, but, you know, it's, it's one of those things where you gotta be careful what you wish for you. Really, you gotta be careful what you wish for. You gotta be careful what you are trying to achieve, and you gotta be careful what you set your eyes on, on, which is such a hard one because man, I tell you, the law of attraction is very powerful and you can attract things into your life that you know, that you don't necessarily want, but you know, just kind of get into it.

(02:01): It's, you know, it's always been my childhood dream to have a super nice car sports car with a loud stereo system in there, you know, allowed exhaust system. That's been my childhood dream ever since I was in like high school. I used to work hard and try to build my own stereo systems and things like that. And I think I shared with you guys sometime ago, I ended up picking up a Porsche cayenne coop last year, and it was a, you know, a gift to myself or just working hard all these years and getting stuff done and, you know, helping people and making a big difference on people's lives. And so, you know, when I bought the car, I told my wife, you know, I really wanted to get the sport exhaust that Porsche has to offer, but I thought about it. And I said, you know, I'm not going to do that.

(02:44): I'm going to wait a while. I'm going to do my research. And I did that. And I finally bought an aftermarket exhaust system and had to ship it here from a foreign country and work with the rep, the us rep to get the system here. I, it was one the most phenomenal exhaust systems you'll find and I was excited about it. And so I got, I had Porsche installed the thing, and I'm why I tell you what I got on. I crumped that thing up, man. It sounded like a frickin, it was a beast. I mean a beast. It was loud. It wasn't obnoxiously loud, but it was powerfully loud. And it added a lot more horsepower just by changing out the exhaust. And I flow cat systems. There was a really, really neat performance upgrade that I did to the car, but I can start it up at five o'clock in the morning.

(03:33): Like I used to because it literally shakes the air. I mean, you can hear this thing when it starts up. It's just a super loud exhaust, like a Ferrari or any other, you know, high power performance car has a really a roar when it starts up. So now I can wake up at five o'clock. I don't, well, I don't feel good about getting up at five o'clock and starting this thing up and doing my morning routine. So I've had to change up my morning routine a little bit. And so I try not to start the car up until after 7 30, 8 o'clock in the morning when that way, you know, everybody in the condo should be up and stirring and doing everything, especially when we have a lot of seniors where we live. So they're probably up at four 30, but nevertheless, I decided to get up and not start the car, but to start taking a walk in the morning, just try to spend my mornings taking a walk instead of driving to get my coffee and drive into my favorite spot.

(04:25): Now I walk there. It takes a little bit of time to get there, but now I walk and I walk and I think, and I, you know, just kinda talk to myself. So, you know, getting us exhausted, some had some unintended consequences, but at the same time, it was a positive thing because I got to fulfill my childhood dream. And then at the same time, I also now get to get in a little bit more exercise. So sometimes I work out two a day, I walk in the morning and then I'll do a heavy weightlifting session and the afternoon, or a quick hitting fast, high paced, a hit workout with weights and things like that. So I think it was a positive thing, but you know, I say it all that to say this, you know, again, you really got to be careful what you wish for, because sometimes there's unintended consequences.

(05:06): And I want to talk about that and the rapid retire program. And so are you guys and ladies and like mom say, ladies and gentlemen ready? All right, 1, 2, 3, let's get it. So the rapid retire program can put a person in position to retire seven to 10 years sooner. You guys have heard me say that a gazillion times. And so I was interviewing someone this week to become a potential client. And we went through all of the different things in the conversation. And it got to the point where I asked the magic question, you know, if I was your advisor and I built this phenomenal plan that would allow you to walk out the door tomorrow, you'd tell your boss, you know what I'm done, bro? I'm done. I'm out. We out peace, nooses, whatever. What do you do the day after I said, what does your week look like?

(05:58): What time will you get up in the morning? And he said, I probably would just, you know, asleep. And this is what a lot of people tell me, you know, this is not, you know, some people are just so fed up and so frustrated of working hard all their life that, you know, they just, oh my God, they just want to crash for a week or two and just kind of take it all in and just kind of assess, you know, what, what just happened. And this is a very interesting thing because I've had clients begin to work with me and you know, they were doing okay financially, but we've just taken their finances to a whole different level, to the point where, you know, they can walk away from their jobs and never have to worry about money ever again. I mean, ever again, unless we do something stupid, which I pray to God and don't plan on doing, but what would you do?

(06:42): And so I want to talk to you guys about that. And you can put this in a question and answer format or a, I don't know, a brainstorming session or whatever you do or food for thought kind of thing. Write it down on a piece of paper. And I want you to think about what your ideal day looks like. If you were able to walk away from your job and you didn't ever have to work again, and you had all this money, what, what would you do? Would you wake up and go exercise? Would you spend time with your wife? Would you volunteer? Would you, you know, just spend time with the grandkids, if you have grandkids, would you travel? I want you to begin to start to think about your, your priorities and your possibilities, because I'm going to tell you coming into a lump sum of money.

(07:26): When you walk away at retirement, it's like winning the lottery. You can have six or $7 million, if not more, or you could have less, but still though that's a lump sum that you'll able to have and work with for the rest of your life. It's a really great feeling to be able to have that. But the question is, is this, what are some of the unintended consequences that you can think of that could potentially happen to you now that you've walked out the door? You're not working anymore. It's a good thing to be able to walk away and have your freedom. But I want you to think about some of the unintended consequences of doing that. Now, some can be positive, unintended consequences. You find more freedom to do different things, or now you have more time to get into things that maybe you should not be getting into or, or things like that.

(08:19): Now you have more time to do things around the house. And so your spouse is now demanding more from you to do more things around the house. And that was not something you were used to. I want you to kind of think about that. And here's another thing to think about. What does your, what does your social aspect look like? Especially for men, because you know, they say men die sooner than women, which is, which is naturally true for a lot of different reasons that I won't get into. But from that standpoint, also, men are not very sociable per se, because studies have shown that men are out there working in there and they're doing the things that they do, and they don't talk as much as women do. I heard a stat the other day that said men on average probably use about 10,000 words a day.

(09:04): Whereas women on average use about 50,000 words a day. I don't know where that study came from. I definitely got, probably want to go do more research on that, but men, men are just not like that. You know, they may, there may be a poker night here or there, but most powerful executives, they don't, they're not out there, you know, just socializing all the time because they're getting it in, they're getting the work done. And so if you were able to have some good friends that you hang out with and you do things with, and you can kind of carry that on and on into retirement, that's going to help to serve you well. But if you don't, it's going to lead to a shorter life. So I want you to kind of think about the social aspect of your life as well. And so again, now you have this money, you have this time on your hands, what are you going to do with the time and the money that you have?

(09:50): What are some of the good things that you can do to put your money, to use, to put your time, to use in order to continue benefiting society in a phenomenal way. These are some of the things I want you to think about because rapid retire is a very, very real thing. And I'm not going to talk too much about that today, but I just wanted to drop this on you real quick for you to have something to think about this week, because a lot of people want to ask them that question, what are you going to do with this time and money? They say, well, I don't know. That's a very bad thing. They say, maybe take up a sport. Maybe, maybe you get a hobby. Well, I, I want you to have a little bit more meat on the bone for that versus just having that thought or that idea.

(10:30): I want you to come up with an action plan, come up with some steps, come up with, come up with something that's, that's real and not like a, you know, a wishlist kind of thing, because I tell you, you get out there and to retirement, a lot of times people end up going back to work because they're bored. They don't know what to do with their time. Sometimes they don't want to deal with grandkids or, and they want, and the kids don't want to be dealt with like that. They, you know, they don't mind having you in their life, but you don't, they don't want to overbearing over powering grandparents like a helicopter grandparent telling them how to raise their kids. And so sometimes you get too much time on your hands. You could, you could potentially end up like that. Especially if you a type a person, you know, I've decided that, you know, when my kids have kids, I'll be a part of their life, but I'm not going to be there babysitting and doing all these things and all the things that I've seen that are not helpful and bringing kids up the right way.

(11:23): And so sometimes there can be too many opinions and the kids just, you know, they get confused with, which was actually the right way. So, you know, I want to be a partner with my kids and raising their kids, but not to the point where I'm trying to tell them what to do. And because I've had my shot at raising my kids. And so I just wanted to put that out there for you folks. And so again, rapid retired is a real program. We can do some very powerful things with this program. If you put it to work and you put it to use, if you're a current client and you're listening to them right now, I want to say, thank you for being on board and more than likely you're already in the program, but if you're not in the program and you, you think that you want to sign up and be in it, then, you know, let me know.

(12:03): But for the most part, a lot of my clients are already on their way to being able to walk away from the jobs, walk away from their careers and to be able to do something that they really want to do. Something that makes them happy, something that makes them tick, something that just makes life all the more enjoyable. And so I want to offer you the opportunity to sit down with me and talk about your plan and then see if we can turn that from a regular financial plan to a rapid retire plan. And there's no cost to talk to me. It's absolutely free. You get one hour of my time for free. And if you want to have me analyze your plan and then see if you want to do it on your own, that's fine. I charged 3 75 an hour for that. And like I said, in the past, that's just for now.

(12:45): So we can figure out where you are today to help you get to where you really want to be. So I want to say, thanks for tuning in this week. Hopefully you're you're having a great week and the holidays are right around the corner. And hopefully everyone has, has everything that they, that they ever wanted and that their kids were going to get the things that they want. And I'm just really looking forward to the holidays and just kind of getting some downtime and being able to hang out with my kids here and there and hang out with some friends and get caught up. And so until next time everybody, I want you to stay happy. I want you to stay healthy and I want you to get whole, all right. So until next time, 1, 2, 3, let's get it.

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