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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Play #15 Life Aint No Walk In The Park Lady!

Uncle Paul has some statistics for you today and it ain’t gonna be pretty!

This might be a good time to crack open that bottle with the ribbon on it that you still haven’t brought home from Christmas. (side note . . . what the hell are you waiting for? Bring the damn thing home or drink it already!)

According to the Social Security Administration:

Out of 100 people starting their careers today, after 40 years . . .

1 will be wealthy.
4 will be financially secure.
5 will continue working. Not because they want to but because they have to!
36 will have died.
54 will be simply broke!

Bottom line: 5% Financially Free 95% Struggling!

Holy Lame Ass Future Batman . . . That sucks!

Worse yet . . . Why Is Castain Pissing On Our Parade?

First of all, I would never piss on your parade. There is nothing funny about urinating in public nor is it funny to watch a competent person piss away a career!

You and I have choices, decisions, options, and several other things I could write if I had my damn thesaurus handy!

We can choose where we will fall in most of those statistics (haven’t figured out the beating death thing yet but me and my assistant Igor are pretty damn close)

We also have another choice . . . To do nothing and play career/life roulette!

We could even just wait until the time is right or the mood hits us. While you are waiting for the right moment, chew on this:
A bad week doesn't happen on Friday at 4:55
A bad month doesn't happen on the 30th
A bad year doesn't happen on New Year's Eve
A bad career doesn't happen on your retirement dinner

A bad life doesn't happen on your death bed!

28 days ago you set out to have a kick ass 2009. We are now 28 days into the new year and 28 days closer to the page in your success story that reads . . . The End!

How will that story play out?

That’s what today is all about!

Today; you pick up the pen and start writing and living those pages; with intention, purpose and a spirit that says . . .

Kiss my ass Social Security Administration . . . I’ll show you!

Castain leaves his blog to the theme of Rocky!

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  1. This was a HUGE wake up call for me. Thanks Paul!

    Ellen V.

  2. Thank you Ellen. When I first researched those stats, it was quite a wake up call for me too!

    You know, I've presented those stats to probably 500+ people in my classes and it never fails to smack me right in the face with some reality.

    Appreciate you sharing that with us!


  3. We must always be moving forward so that we aren't in the struggling 95%! Isn't that why we work so hard?!?!?


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