Marietta, GA – Personal 100 year plan
The Japanese companies develop 100 year succession plans and we should too. When you have children, you begin to realize that the world is more than just us and our tiny footprint that we take up on earth. We become less selfish and think about the big picture. Or at least we should think about why being a contributor is more important than being a consumer of the many blessings we have been given. Reading George Friedman and his ideas on the next 100 years got me thinking that we should develop a personal 100 year plan. We will probably not be alive in 100 years but we can develop the foundation that our children and our children’s children will inherit when we are gone.
Take some quiet time and carefully think about what you would like to be remembered for in 100 years when your family has a reunion. What would you like to leave for them to remember you for? Many famous families create private offices to manage wealth for the next generation and beyond. As a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) I have been taught to give my children a good education and the resources to contribute to our society and not only be a consumer of material things.
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