What is The Good Life?

Nearly 2,400 years ago, Aristotle described in his Ethics the concept of eudaimonia, which translated literally means “living well”. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides this description of Aristotle’s principle of eudaimonia.

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What we need, in order to live well, is a proper appreciation of the way in which such goods as friendship, pleasure, virtue, honor and wealth fit together as a whole.”
Living well, or as we might say today, leading The Good Life, means not merely material success, but finding balance in all of our activities and actions. At Good Life Wealth Management, we believe that money is not the end goal. Wealth is only a tool or a means to help you lead the fulfilling life you desire. This may include goals such as pursuing a career in a non-profit setting, being able to travel and spend more time with your family, or returning to hobbies or passions you’ve not been able to devote enough time to.

We help our clients maintain their financial independence so they can have the security and confidence to spend their time as they see fit. We’re here to help you attain the life you want to be leading by creating a financial plan that is designed to eliminate the roadblocks to achieving your vision. We create specific goals, provide a framework to attain your goals, and implement your plan with you in the years ahead.

Guiding Beliefs

1. The time is always right to do the right thing. Client interests always come first.
2. Luck favors the prepared mind.
3. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
4. America is the land of opportunity. We subscribe to an abundance mentality.
5. It doesn’t matter how much you make, but how much you keep.
6. Integrity means telling the truth, even though sometimes that is not what people want to hear.
7. Never stop learning. Sharpen the saw.
8. Be an optimist. Thoughts become things.
9. Always do your best. It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.
10. Success does not occur by accident, it is the long-term result of planning and hard work. Goals dictate your direction.
11. In order to work, goals need to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
12. You may delay, but time will not. One today is worth two tomorrows.
13. Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.