Melvin Carrington Smith and I created the Financial Fitness Planbook to provide a brief, easy-to-use, and high impact tool you can print from the web site to use on your own or, better, learn to use at a seminar and/or in coaching. We looked at a few national resources and asked a few financial coaches what questions they ask and advice they give, considered the best we found, and edited our work to provide you and others with a compressed tool you can use and share with others.
Melvin has a calling to help people plan, assess, and improve their financial lives. Life Leaders is helping him with his “voice” and more people to get tools to use. David
- Melvin’s Top 25 question “checkup” he has used for years with financial planning clients has been improved and a page of intro has been added
- Plan sheet I outlined to provide you with a template to answer key questions that should improve your insight, plan, and action.
- Title Page
- Notes page for the Seminar
- Coaching for your Financial Fitness Check up
- Your Financial Fitness Check up
- Coaching for improving your Financial Fitness Plan
- Your Financial Fitness and Freedom Plan
- About the Authors and Life Leaders Institute
The Financial Fitness Checkup takes less than seven minutes to complete, but if it helps you identify just one gap in your financial well-being AND you can TAKE ACTION to correct that gap, it may be a valuable, even crucial, 7 minutes. I hope you complete the checkup and correct gaps to enrich your finances and your overall well-being. When helping people as a financial consultant, I generally find most individuals are in one of three stages of financial fitness.
The first stage is the Survival Stage in which an individual is still getting his or her financial life in order. Many in this stage have too much debt, little or no savings, and have not taken action to protect the assets they do have.
The second stage is the Fitness Stage. By actions they have taken, they have control of their debts, are making significant investment in retirement and other savings, and have taken many of the steps to get their financial house in order. This stage is critical because it allows an individual to move toward the most important stage of financial well-being, which is the Financial Freedom Stage.
Financial Freedom not only allows you to take control of your finances, but also allows you more time freedom to take actions on what is most important to your family, community, and you. This could mean you could take your career in a different direction including getting a more satisfying job, go into a completely new field, become an entrepreneur, or work from home. – Melvin
- Link to the Financial Fitness PlanBook on the website to read or print to use.
- Attend the Alabama Money Expo in Birmingham, May 20, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. to hear Melvin present Financial Planning Workshops and more free events. If you plan to attend or have questions, Melvin.Smith@me.com
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True Empowerment comes from earning it by individuals, teams, families, and organizations–and about society providing opportunity.
Empowerment Week starts Friday for the City of Birmingham, with nicknames such as Magic City, Freedom City, and more.
We believe a balance of education, service, and commemoration is best.
If you want to invest in your capacity to earn empowerment and help others earn empowerment, we invite you to attend a short seminar on the eve of Empowerment Week in Birmingham:
Thursday, September 10, 5:30/6-7 p.m.
Free Tickets as a Public Service of Life Leaders Members and Partners
Tickets (free and easy in less than a minute):
www.LifeLeaders.us (click Take Action at top and Attend to see seminar listing to click on Eventbrite button to get your ticket sent by email)
or call 205-422-6484–we can help.
Freedom to Flourish: Earning Empowerment
in support of YOU and Empowerment Week in Birmingham
This program offers tangible concepts and best practices for how to earn empowerment. Starting September 11, events of service and commemoration are sponsored by the City of Birmingham.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
5:30 Refreshments & Networking; 6-7 Seminar & Announcements
5:30-6 p.m. Refreshments, Networking, Seating
6-7 p.m. Seminar plus Announcements
7-7:30 Social and/or Discussion (Optional)
Birmingham Area / 201 Office Park
3rd Floor, 1st Financial Group Seminar Room
Use outside stairs or elevator to entrance, left after Life Leaders Sign
Hosted by Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr. / 205.276.2333
No charge for tickets thanks to membership donations, grants, sponsorships.
Life Leaders America is a 501 (c)(3) based in Alabama.
Donations optional for refreshments, materials, public programs.
Get Tickets for You and Guests Reserved and Sent by Email
Concepts, Benefits, and Contents of the Seminar
Earning Empowerment is key to taking action as a true patriot and true professional to act on our freedom to flourish.
In this seminar, we will provide a handout and instruction to provide you a tool to know better how to earn and delegate empowerment based on level of trust in attitude and ability.
Emerging leaders may benefit most. For mature leaders, they likely understand the concept, though this model will provide a tool to state intent with others for you choose when to delegate and when to direct. Intent and instincts should improve. Cooperation can increase and conflict decrease.
We will summarize the empowerment model that has 7 levels. We will provide an updated workbook with improved content and a new cover. The full seminar is core professional and leadership training highly recommended for organizations.
The event is free thanks to support of members and grants we receive from foundations and other sponsors. If you wish, you have the option to donate for your consumption of refreshments, for membership if you wish to join, or for a a project you value. No pressure. It is mission over money. We seek to serve and look forward to your attendance.
5-5:30 Team Meeting: Events updates and decisions October – December, other chairs can host meetings
5:30-6 Refreshments and Networking
6-7 Seminarby Dr. David Dyson
with open and call to action by Col. Stretch Dunn (USA Ret)
- True Professional definition
- Earn empowerment rather than wait for it (Professionalism Under Stress)
- 7 Levels of Empowerment
- 7 Components of Attitude and Ability
- How to state intent for earning empowerment with a leader/decision-maker
- Call to action summary
7-7:30 optional social, team meetings, discussion
Thanks to our Members and these Principal Partners providing Grants this Year
Daniel Foundation of Alabama – Protective Life Foundation
Learn more of additional events and services
October 1: Freedom to Flourish
November 5: Personal Leadership for Patriots
November 10: Patriotism in Action Tribute to the Founder of Veterans Day
December 15: Year-End Celebration of Purpose, Progress, People with performance by Roman Street
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