Sir Francis Bacon is reputed to have coined the latin aphorism “Scientia potentia est” or the well-known phrase “Knowledge is power.” But is it really?
If it were true, wouldn’t it mean that reading Muscle and Fitness magazine or Shape magazine would make us lean, toned and fit? Book and magazine sales in the health, fitness and dieting category exceed $70 million per year, yet last year two out of three Americans were overweight or obese.
The truth of the matter is knowing is simply not enough. Knowledge is NOT power, it’s potential power. That’s why reading fitness magazines and books won’t make you fit. Real progress only occurs when you get into action.
As the author, Brian P. Moran observes: “Knowledge is only powerful if you use it. If you use it; if you act on it. Knowledge alone benefits no one unless the person acquiring it does something with it. Great ideas are worthless unless they are implemented.” Brian P. Moran, The 12 Week Year
It doesn’t matter how much you know, or who you know, or how well-connected you are. If you fail to act according to what you know, none of that knowledge will matter.
That fact is equally true when it comes to estate planning. Far too many people learn about the importance of writing a will or setting up a living trust, but never actually take action to put such estate planning documents into place. They may read books and magazine articles or attend webinars or workshops about estate planning, then think to themselves “I really need to do that!” Yet they never pull the trigger; never act upon that knowledge and resolve to establish a trust that will truly protect their financial and family legacy. Let me help you with both.
I regularly offer free educational online seminars where I provide you with valuable knowledge about what a well-crafted estate plan looks like and how it can bring you a greater sense of security and peace of mind. As part of those presentations, I also offer motivation and incentives to help you finally get this area of your life squared away so that you and your loved ones will be protected while you’re alive and when you’re gone. You can learn about upcoming seminars by going to my Workshops page.