Putting all the pieces together with Les Symons
Like most professionals, time is important and you quickly find your day consumed with immense demands of work and hundreds of issues that arise every day. It’s all too easy to put off planning for your future but each time you delay taking action, you let stress and uncertainty begin to slowly reduce your forward momentum towards that brighter future you desire. This month, we explore lifestyle and finance planning with the help of Les Symons, the founder of Lifestyle Management. In the last 20 years, Les has worked in over 30 countries; addressing both Personal and Corporate world-different cultures, values, beliefs, dreams and aspirations. His vast experience coupled with a reputation for honesty and directness in dealing with clients’ needs and concerns makes him one of the most sought-after life coaches.
If you’re reading this and thinking “great, but I already have a financial advisor”, then it is good to know you have at least started on the path of planning. However, all the more reason to learn more on a holistic approach!
So, Les, you’re considered an industry innovator for creating the ‘lifestyle planning’ process. What motivated this innovation? I developed the lifestyle planning concept and set up Lifestyle Management because I was disillusioned with an industry that focused on ‘returns with false promises’- let’s face it, if financial advisors could genuinely guarantee the returns some suggest, why are they not doing the same and living with a jet-set lifestyle in some exotic location? Unfortunately, many motives are driven from the advisor’s gain rather than the client’s.