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I can't help you with this one

Good Luck and Godspeed – No. 3

Good Luck and Godspeed

Montgomery Wealth Advisors

Welcome to Good Luck and Godspeed, a weekly dose of rational optimism.

It represents my desire to provide you, my healthcare leader readers, with something interesting, helpful, and not necessarily healthcare-related.
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“I can't help you with this one, John.”
– A mentor of mine forcing me out of my comfort zone

Consider This

“Speak softly and people lean toward you; speak loudly and they lean away.”
– Blair Enns

Recommended Reading

For those of you doing some college planning for your kids or grand kids, I highly recommend Ron Leiber's The Price You Pay for College.
Ron is a personal finance columist for the New York Times. In this book he does a deep dive into the current status of higher education, what is and isn't worth paying for, the various myths around college planning, and how to make a plan.
My guess is reading this will put you in the top percentile of parents and grandparents when it comes to college planning.

Things to Ponder

The quote above was from a mentor of mine.
He is routinely helpful with a myriad of issues I might deal with on a daily basis. Client planning challenges, difficult conversations, business planning for my firm. He's been a steady sounding board for years.
Then he tells me he can't help me?
Of course he can help me. But instead he's saying, John, you know how to handle this. We've talked about this before. So handle it.
Some of the best work I have produced over the years has come from moments I have been pushed outside of my comfort zone and been forced to figure out the answer or do the hard work – all on my own.
The only way out is through.


I discovered a great website recently via the work of Jonathan Haidt, Let Grow, an online resource for families to help promote childhood independence. For a whole host of reasons, including children's use of technology and persistent myths, kids are operating with less independence than ever. Let Grow provides a map back.

Good luck and godspeed,


P.S. Freddie Freeman is one of baseball best (and nicest), but he's had little bit of a skid lately. But things are turning around after last night's grand slam.

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