Lifestyle: Setting the Stage to Grow My Business

Have you noticed that as you get older, time seems to speed up? I sometimes look at my children while they are sleeping and I can’t believe how quickly they are growing up. I realize I really must be an adult now!

One of my goals for this year is to grow my business and begin seriously saving for things in the future for our family: buying our first home and saving for our children’s college funds and our own retirement. I’m excited to know that my hard work will help pave the way for the future. So, I guess my plans for tomorrow are starting today.

Recently, I had the good fortune of meeting with a financial planner at John Hancock. While I am not a John Hancock client, I enjoyed speaking with a John Hancock advisor well versed in financial planning strategies.

We all have goals, but turning them into reality sometimes requires a little help. John Hancock offers various tools and services to their clients during the financial planning process. For example, they have a mobile application called Twine that provides a clear picture of how much you need to save to accomplish your goals.

With a business that is constantly shifting – as those of you in the social media world understand – I also realize that planning ahead is something that I’ll always want to keep in mind. In addition, I have been working hard over the past three years writing a book on design and I want to be ready for opportunities that might present themselves when it’s released this September.

So join me on this journey as I continue to build and shape my business, while planning for the future. I’ll be checking in with updates periodically!

Photography by Claire Giffen

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