Healthcare Cost hasn’t gotten any cheaper so what are we doing to help clients reduce its expense?
InSight was founded on the belief that there is more to financial happiness than being wealthy. People that want to enjoy their lives after their employment years or even during need to be healthy and it starts with how you’re treating your body now. Growing up I was the proud son of a Personal Trainer, my mother. So for me, living a healthy life was always the focus. But throughout my career of working with individuals and their families, I got to work with some where health wasn’t a big focus and it was in those interactions I learned the importance of health and wellness.
There is a stark contrast between those that exercise daily, eat well and take care of their mental wellness to those who don’t. Although being in Boulder, CO makes it easy for most of us it doesn’t mean we all can’t improve. When clients choose to focus on their wellness the results are incredible. First and foremost, they go to the doctor typically just to get their annual checkups which saves them money, time and over all Healthcare Cost. They get to spend more time with their friends, spouses, kids and grandkids leading to stronger relationships which results in a longer life expectancy. When they reach the age of 75 they’re thriving instead of deteriorating. They’re playing golf, tennis, hiking, biking, rafting, and exploring this incredibly beautiful state without worrying about if they can do it because it seems difficult.
My grand-father in law is 89 years old and gets up and down from the ground after playing with his great grandkids with pure finesse. Everyday he is exercising for a couple of hours, whether it’s jiu jitsu, walking, or riding his bike he is always moving. He also focuses on what he puts in his body for every meal as he knows what you put in has an immediate effect on what you get out of it. I worked with a client for about 7 years that played tennis every single day and yet every time he came into the office he had a tootsie roll or ten because that gave him joy. He wasn’t living a life full of restrictions and rules but a life of joy and gratitude.
At InSight, it’s our primary objective to help our clients and their families live a fulfilling life. We do this by focusing on the two areas that give clients the most difficulty, finance and health. We want our clients as we like to say, to be Fiscally Fit. When we do this clients reframe their mindset to what is truly important. They break away from the distractions like shiny objects and erosive behaviors and begin focusing on the more fundamental aspect of happiness.
One of the best series of questions I’ve read about comes from George Kinder and goes like this:
- I want you to imagine that you are financially secure, that you have enough money to take care of your needs, now and in the future. The question is, how would you live your life? What would you do with the money? Would you change anything? Let yourself go. Don’t hold back your dreams. Describe a life that is complete, that is richly yours.
- This time, you visit your doctor who tells you that you have five to ten years left to live. The good part is that you won’t ever feel sick. The bad news is that you will have no notice of the moment of your death. What will you do in the time you have remaining to live? Will you change your life, and how will you do it?
- This time, your doctor shocks you with the news that you have only one day left to live. Notice what feelings arise as you confront your very real mortality. Ask yourself: What dreams will be left unfulfilled? What do I wish I had finished or had been? What do I wish I had done? [Did I miss anything]?
It is here where my co-founder and I have devoted our attention to help support our clients through different events in order to build a stronger community. From events like cooking classes in order to create healthy eating and drinking habits that are sustainable and fun, group fitness classes or events, trail maintenance with friends and family, yoga and meditation, walks, golfing, planting and gardening, and whatever else we want to do. Healthcare Cost are manageable in our daily lives.
Click on our community events section of our website to join us for our next event! We can’t wait to have you there.