Olympic Moments in Life

At the time of this writing, the Olympic Trials are in full swing, and in a couple of weeks, the 2020 Summer Olympics will be broadcasting from Tokyo. I love watching the Olympics (and the U.S. Trials). In the age of the Internet, we can livestream any event that catches our interest.

I consider myself an athlete in my own right, but I will never be able to sprint, even for 100 meters, at the pace distance Olympic runners can lap a track. The not so graceful dive I learned as a child is nothing compared to the twists and spirals of high divers. My doggy paddle would be a pathetic splash next to the grace of Olympic swimmers. And I will surely never defy gravity like Simone Biles (though, few ever will).

But I do understand Olympic moments.

Part of my role at Pathfinder is to recognize the Olympic moments in our clients lives: marriages and milestone anniversaries, the birth of a child or grandchild, and of course, reaching the last day of a formal career with the confidence of financial independence. At Pathfinder, we love sharing those moments with our clients and celebrating the achievement of their life goals.

But the Olympics, and life, are not just about the victories: the underdogs fighting their way to the top, or the G.O.A.T.s proving again and again why they are the best. With every triumph, also comes defeat and heartbreak for others.  You can clear every obstacle in the steeplechase, have a near perfect match, snag a Personal Best, or land the hardest combination of your life, and still fall short of the Gold.  

Unfortunately, the same holds true in life. Although there are beautiful peaks, life inevitably brings sorrowful valleys: heartbreaking divorce, unexpected medical diagnoses, the tragic loss of a spouse or family member. Those moments are the ones when you rely on others to see you through.

That is why it is imperative to have a trusted team in place. In the moments that are full of life-altering decisions and emotional stress, the last thing you need to worry about is your financial life. When you find out you must have open heart surgery, we want to be the team that assures you that your financial life is in order so you can focus on strength and healing. When questions arise about a complicated equitable distribution, we want to be the team that sees you through to the other side. We want to be the shoulder for you to lean on when you are dealing with the worry of settling an estate.   

At Pathfinder Wealth Consulting, our deepest passion is being your trusted team, guiding you and your family through the good times and the bad, both the Olympic moments and the heartache that unavoidably comes with life. We want to be the team rooting for you, and helping you achieve your greatest financial goals. If you are looking for a team of trusted advisors, who will always have your best interest in mind, give us a call at 910.793.0616. We are here to guide you forward.