Nobody ever said that living the corporate life would not be tough, but then again, nobody ever said that a lot of it just flat out wouldn’t make any sense. Today, Del Walmsley and the idolized “Johnny Llama” of real estate investment laugh as they share stories about a nonsensical past life lived in the name of work, under the shadow of fear and in a constant state of dependency. So, if you’re sitting at a dead end 9-5 job and pinching yourself is no longer doing the trick to wake you up to corporate America’s inadequacies, then maybe you should give this show a try.
(December 18, 2014) The Del Walmsley Radio Show with Special Guest, John Ridgway: The Road To Overcoming Fear In Pursuit of The Independent Lifestyle
(December 18, 2014) Steve Davis: Seeking, Achieving & Protecting The Unlimited Lifestyle Starts & Ends With You
You are the first and last line of offense and defense when carrying out your most precious goals. Opportunities will come and go, naysayers will always be in abundance and your ego will always carry the fear of being wounded. But, nobody will ever care more than you about the goals you pursue and nobody will ever do more than you to make sure you reach them. Starting today, you are the sword and the shield, the base of operations and the final arbiter of your life and where it will go. Join Steve Davis on this podcast, scratch that, this movement as he gives three important take-away points for living your life by nobodies rules but your own.
The most important ingredient of the holidays is the impulse to give. Whether it is that gag gift that you found a year ago that you knew would instantly claim you the title of the ultimate prankster, the thoughtful gift that reflects the treasured idiosyncrasies of that special someone of yours, or the gift to strangers in need, all reflect the ability we have to act on the compassion we share for others. Well, on today’s show, we would like to add another type of gift to the list, which is the gift that keeps on giving. Now, we know what you may be thinking in this instance; the gift that keeps on giving is in fact love and has been on the list for some time now. Trust us, we certainly do agree, but this is a bird of a different feather. No, what we suggest is the gift of a financial legacy, the gift of more time with those you love and the gift of affordable shelter to those in your community. We speak of real estate investment and of the abundance it provides to you and yours, and oh so many more.
Life does not have to be lived in the fleeting moments after work is over, and it would seem apparent that many people these days realize just that, but do they act on it? Switching gears a tad, it seems quite ironic that one of the foremost rock bands of the 70’s (RUSH) would see fit to perform a song chronicling the life of your average working man. What had Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart done to feel compelled to sing about a life so far removed from their own – so beneath that of the rock gods they were and still are today? Obviously, they all likely had a deeper philosophical explanation of their own, but we would like to posit that it was to strike a chord of aspiration in their listeners; don’t despair and don’t reserve yourself to a cold beer and a numbing regiment that is devoid of meaning. Now, Del won’t turn a tune for you on this LU podcast, but he will show you how one of his favorite songs about a life he would never live, was his biggest impetus to turn from it.
Epic guitar solos, poetic power ballads and the palpable sense of rebellion, these are the timeless musical elements that came from classic rock of the baby boomer generation. Today, Del Walmsley pays homage to a song from RUSH for bringing him to a life beyond that of his parents. So, take a break from the tunes of tidings and joy for a moment on this show, as Del talks about how if you truly listen to the essential music of your generation, it can bring you anywhere.
Here on this show, Del Walmsley frames the debate against 401k’s by showing how they’ve grown to cover employees in ways that are beyond their original intention. So, even though they’ve become a staple diet of companies and employees alike, this diet may not be what’s best for both anymore. But, what is most important between the two is how this puzzle piece fails to fit for the 21st-century employee. So, if you’re looking to see what’s waiting for you at the end of your 401k or you are simply interested to see how this savings plan has stood the test of time, then this is the show for you.
What started as a simple employer-based savings plan that allowed employees a tax break on deferred income has become an overly complicated dumping ground of money by employees and employers alike. Time and time again, this pension plan is seen as the deal maker when finding a place to work, but what Del Walmsley points out on this show is that not enough focus is being placed on the money (or lack thereof) that is waiting for you on the back end. Essentially, investors everywhere are losing sight of their complete ROI in the interest of immediate incentives, such as employee matching and vested stock options, causing one of the largest rouses to face the millennial generation: a highly popularized gamble in disguise.
On this podcast, Steve Davis highlights some valuable information from a Social Security report, which claims that one million dollars in savings for retirement is not the nest egg it used to be. Also, he delineates between good debt and bad debt to once again bridge the gap between fear and progress in real estate investment. Enjoy!
The complexity of life can be matched by only one thing: an effective map through it that changes and grows as you do. When many people are asked about their plans for retirement, their response usually includes (among other things) one or many savings accounts and investments that are largely hands off. But, even when this is not the case, as there are so many exceptions to this scenario, many still seem to miss out on the opportunity to get more of their hard-earned money working for them. The map to financial freedom, and the ideas behind it, rectify this problem. Where will you be in a year? What are you doing to build your net worth? Are your actions disproportionate to your returns? In the end of the day, the map is a tool to change the way you think to inform better action steps, which in turn, lead to a new life with a new pace. Here to align you with your effective map is your host, Steve Davis.
It’s time for the death of the cliche rags-to-riches story, which up until now has largely lead many to believe that a series of contrived circumstances and interactions, along with grit and determination, will lead us to the lives we were meant to live. In books, magazines, movies, conversations, news outlets, and even our schools and homes; the path of the modern man or woman can be seen plain as day: go to school, get a job, invest in stocks, IRA’s & 401k’s, and retire at an age where work and a flourishing life are no longer an option. Well, on Today’s LU podcast, Del Walmsley is here to tell you what is an option – a different map, a different path and a larger life that is yours for the taking.