Retirement Strategy – Are You Focusing on the Right Thing?

When you hear “retirement strategy”, what do you think about?

I’ll be you think about some sort of financial strategy that you either are using, paying attention to, focusing on, or thinking about in order to be able to retire with enough money/financial resources to live out the remainder of your life.

I’ll bet that you, or someone in your family, have spent time, energy, and money, learning about and consulting with people who give advice on retirement strategies.

The concept is always the same: “How do I ensure that the efforts that I make NOW can positively affect me in the future.” It’s interesting to me that this seems to be universally important for people.

Here’s the thing: when I think of retirement strategy, I think of having ALL of the resources that I’ll need – a main one being MY HEALTH. What good is having early retirement with sufficient money if you don’t have your health?

If you want to still have your health 10, 20, even 40 years from now, what would you have to do NOW? What type of INVESTMENT would you need to make?

What would you need to prioritize today in order to have what you want decades from now? When is a good time to start investing in your health? At what point would it be too early to stop investing in your health?

Getting adjusted regularly lays the foundation for your body to be able to FUNCTION (work properly), DEVELOP (make new healthy cells after stressful times in your life), and HEAL (overcome damage from stressors in your life) as efficiently as possible.

Eating well, exercising, thinking positively, growing yourself spiritually, etc are all things that you can do to INVEST in your health.

Or you could do the latter. Be the person that NEVER saved a penny their whole life, and then end up in crisis. This is the same as the person who never invests into their health, and then loses all of their money trying to recover it in the future.

I have a patient that over the last 10 years has started and stopped chiropractic care 6 times. In that time he has had 484 adjustments (he had to keep restarting at 3x per week). Because he was inconsistent, his health has gone up and down like a yo-yo! Not OK! If he just kept on his care plan of biweekly adjustments, he would have had 394 adjustments in that time (saving him about $3,600) and his health would have been consistently better PLUS his future health prognosis would have been much higher.