The Importance of Finishing Strong

Back in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay in which he predicted his future grandchildren would only need to work 15 hours per week. He imagined that by now people would work Monday and Tuesday with a five-day weekend. His argument was based on the belief that over time, thanks to technology and new ideas, we would become more productive. In other words, an hour of labor would produce more and more output.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we work an average of 34.4 hours per week. Keynes missed his target. And I’m sure there are a number of reasons for why this prediction didn’t come true, but in this week’s episode of the Truest Fan Podcast, we explore one very important possibility.

My guest, Ron Dickinson, talks about his view that whether you’re building a business or a portfolio, things take time. We shouldn’t rush what we believe to be important. In fact, speed can work against us.

Ron, an amazing business leader, family man and wealth advisor, also shares his favorite expression: never sacrifice who you are for what you want. Priceless wisdom for growing as a person and as a leader in a world that seems to move at lightning speed. Invaluable advice in an age when many of us pack longer and longer hours with more and more tasks. Too often not achieving the results we seek.

Listen now to meet Ron Dickinson.

Show Highlights:

(02:46) How riding a bike across the country, from Virginia to Oregon, helped teach the important lesson of giving the things and people that matter most the time they deserve.

(07:12) Why it’s easy, when dreaming about the future, to start down the slippery slope of cutting corners and what you can do to prevent it.

(18:45) On the importance of listening and giving those you serve your full and undivided attention

(22:11) When the chips are down, have a confidence of faith that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t back yourself into a corner.

Connect with Ron:

Website – https://dickinsoninvestments.com/
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronedickinson/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DickinsonInvestments

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