Introduction to "A Wing and a Plan"

April 21, 2020
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         One of my new favorite quotes comes from the author James Clear in his book “Atomic Habits”. Early in the book he states,"Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” This quote resonated with me both as someone who has struggled with habit building my whole life (hence why I am reading this excellent book) as well as due to the obvious allusion to financial concepts. Mr. Clear also mentions how he began his writing career by blogging twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Again, this struck a chord with me as writing has long been a skill that I have wished to hone. For a long time, I have resisted blogging for one reason or another but ultimately it comes down to worry. Worry that I have nothing of value to contribute in my writing. Worry that no one will read it. Worry that I will say something wrong.

          I have concluded that these worries are not only unfounded but also irrelevant. I wish to become a better writer. So, I am going to jump in feet first and get writing. I am not concerned with how many (if any) people read this blog but I hope that I can bring value to those that do.

         In the days and weeks to come you should expect to see a blog post from me every Tuesday morning in which I will attempt to articulate my musings on the markets and personal financial planning, my many interests outside my profession, and the things that matter most to me: Faith and Family. This blog will be posted directly to LinkedIn as well as on our website at www.provisioretirement.com. If you would like to have new blog posts sent to you directly send me an email at alex.overbeek@lpl.com.

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

Best,

Alex