Today is mother’s day and I must say mine has always pushed me to do better. It doesn’t matter just how much I put in as far as effort, education, level of understanding or time... Mom has always been there pushing my boundaries to improve.
I think that is missing in today’s generations and I’m hoping I can instill these values into Elizabeth’s core as she grows. Not to instill negative worth of perception of never quite being good enough. That isn’t the intent at all. I see the amount of knowledge, work, time devoted to projects, continuous education, and effort that is put into every aspect of life. I think the realization is that there is always someone that can do something differently or better in the results column. I find an appreciation for the neighbor that has the most gorgeous lawn where mine is lucky to be mowed and have a few less weeds than a few other neighbors. I think each of us have areas where our practice is not as strong as other. In this area I hope that each of us would take time to learn and grow.
Likewise, in this community of locums, business minded professionals and those that aren’t are all coming together and we can all learn. I think our practice, our business skills, negotiation, and our personal lives have to be continually improved upon. This is all-encompassing and is why you read so much on my personal life. You read about my finances and how I’m making strides to have this burden significantly reduced by optimizing business, education, and leveraging my hours of work. You see Francisco and I consider adoption as we want to build a family and seek opportunities to enrich Elizabeth’s life. You see my real estate and investing strategies that will one day allow for a more diversified risk and likelihood of retirement or at least significantly reduced need for specific hours= specific dollars. You read about family, conversations, my continued education, insurance and multiple facets as we continue down the road of life. My hope is that people gain knowledge of life as a locum but also take from the stories the opportunity to enrich other aspects of their lives from family time to vacations.
I’m continuing my journey by the FI principles of being just 1% better each time and way I can. I hope it comes through to all out there.