Jumping onto our new bathroom scale this past Monday I was shocked seeing that I was ten pounds more than I wanted to carry on my bicycle rides. Ten pounds is like having two unnecessary five pound sacks of potatoes along for every bike ride. Knowing that my bike rides would be much more enjoyable without this extra baggage I decided to take action. “Baby steps” I thought—it took many months of oatmeal cookies, flourless chocolate brownies and marinated green olives to gain this ten pounds. My first “baby step” was to immediately set a goal to lose 2 lbs. Please, don’t laugh! Although a weight loss goal of 2 lbs sounds useless, it is more empowering than you can imagine. Today it is Friday and I have lost two pounds. Having successfully lost 2 lbs, I have set a new goal to lose another 2 lbs!
Inspiring are the “baby steps” taken by some of our clients to achieve their financial goals. A few weeks ago Sara and Kevin, a young married couple, made a goal to purchase a home by the spring of 2015. Sara and Kevin put their name on the prospective purchase list of a new spring 2015 condominium home. At the same time, they came into my office with all of their financial records to consult with me and plan for the purchase of their first home. They were excited. I was excited to see their willingness and enthusiasm to learn about the purchase mortgage process. Advanced planning is allowing Sara and Kevin to take baby steps to gather assets and dispose of debt. As our consultation meeting concluded, I knew for certain that they will have a successful spring 2015 first home purchase.
Whether it is your first home loan or your first Reverse Mortgage, at London Funding Corporation we look forward to encouraging you or someone you care about to take that first “baby step” towards your successful financial well-being. Visit us at www.Londonfunding.com. And, call me directly at 818-597-8656.