Julie Andrews’ Mistake

By David Geller   |   October 7, 2013

Endings first, beginnings second.  That can’t be right.  Didn’t Julie Andrews teach us in The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start?”

The truth is virtually all beginnings in life start with an ending.

Before we can make a change in our life, we must end what we have been doing.  This is true whether it is a new job, a new relationship, or even a new investment strategy.  Thinking about what we have just experienced gives us wisdom and insight into how best to form the next new beginning.

Before you race headlong into your next beginning, take a moment to consider the following four questions:

  1. What were the positives of your recent experience?
  2. What would you like to repeat?
  3. What were the challenges you encountered?
  4. What did you learn about yourself that you can help you succeed as you move forward?

The end.

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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