Keeping Busy

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“A week has only 168 hours, regardless of your age, intelligence, accomplishments or how much money you make. Your quality of life is a direct function of how you choose to spend that time.”
– Bill Bachrach

Our time is such a valuable commodity, and it seems that during the holidays our time is stretched out of our control.

Happy Holidays!

Now that Thanksgiving has passed by, and the leftovers are packed up in the fridge, the 2017 Holiday Season is officially underway! I would first like to use this space to wish all of our readers a very happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We hope that 2018 turns out to be a fantastic year for you, and that you achieve great happiness and fulfillment in the New Year.

Everyone knows that the holiday season is the “busiest” time of the year. Just ask any friend, colleague or relative how they are feeling during the holidays and you are likely to hear some version of the complaint that the holiday season is just so busy, there is hardly time to come up for air. Our time is such a valuable commodity, and it seems that during the holidays our time is stretched out of our control.

In his quote above, Bill Bachrach strikes at the heart of one of the most significant truths about the value of time. Time is truly the most valuable and limited resource we all possess on earth, and we all have a choice about how we will spend the time we are allotted. If we choose wisely, we will be rewarded with a happy and fulfilling life, but if we waste this resource, we will miss an enormous opportunity to live well.

The Banishment of “Busy”

Because time is such an important and limited resource, we are wise to protect our time, and to pay close attention to how we handle it. For our submission this week, we are going back into the Concentus archives to resurrect and share an article we found valuable, about how we often risk abusing our time by being too “Busy” all the time…

Busy isn’t respectable anymore

We hope that this insightful article will help you to better understand how “busy” can be an enemy of a high quality life, and that you may be inspired to banish “Busyness” from your life this holiday season!

 

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About the Author:

Erik is one of the co-founders of Concentus Wealth Advisors and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. With over 25 years of industry experience, Erik guides the firm’s overall strategy.

After graduating from Amherst College in 1991, Erik spent a year working with Rittenhouse Capital Management, before joining Gerald in 1992. Erik currently holds his general securities registrations and insurance licenses, as well as CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.

In addition to his formal designations, Erik has appeared on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange, Fox News’ America’s News HQ, Live Well’s Mary on Money, CN8’s Money Matters Today and The Real Estate Connection.

In 2012, Erik was one of thirteen advisors named to Main Line Today’s Top Financial Advisors list.

Erik lives in Bryn Mawr, PA with his wife and three children. He serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Salvation Army, Acting Without Boundaries (serving young people with disabilities) and The Holy Child School at Rosemont. In addition, he is on the financial advisory board of the Sisters of St. Francis in Media, PA.

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