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CREATING YOUR OWN FINANCIAL FAIRY TALE Melissa Browne “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” Lewis Carroll from the Adventures in Alice in Wonderland

asked to sit down and plan, which my husband well knows. However I understand that not everyone feels the same way. I also understand that to some people, the idea of thinking about where you want to go, what you want to achieve and how you’re going to make that happen can be a confronting one.

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That’s because it forces us to look at what might be, to question the what-ifs and to even look at scenarios that we might not really be comfortable with.

t doesn’t matter if I’m hiring for a new position, talking to someone about money or working with someone to improve their business: I generally ask a very similar question. “Where do you want to be and what do you want to be doing in three years time?” My estimate is that at least half the time the question is answered with a blank look, a non committal shrug or a look of wonder as someone says, “I’ve never really thought about that before.” Now I love lists, organising and strategy so my idea of foreplay is being

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It also can be an incredibly hard question to answer without a crystal ball. I know if someone had asked me at age 20 where I wanted to be in ten years time my answer would not be where I actually was at age 30. The same is true if I asked the same question to my 25 or 30 year old self. That’s why I think the three year question is easier. Of course, sometimes even three years

GLOSS August 2015  

GLOSS is the online magazine of LBDGroup, the national women's network helping women in all walks of business, thought leaders and entrepren...

GLOSS August 2015  

GLOSS is the online magazine of LBDGroup, the national women's network helping women in all walks of business, thought leaders and entrepren...

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