Preventative Maintenance

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By Tom Tognoli, COO & Founder, Intero Real Estate Services, Inc

cartoonDo you ever notice how people always seem to find the time to go to the doctor when they’re sick, but don’t have time to do the things necessary so they don’t get sick and have to see a doctor in the first place? Check out these statistics:

Preventable illnesses account for eight of the nine leading categories of death and contribute to approximately 80% of all healthcare spending in the United States.

In 2011, findings suggested that medical costs associated with treatment of these preventable diseases in the U.S. alone increases by $48-66 billion per year.

Is that frightening or what?

These kinds of statistics don’t only apply to our health; they apply to all equities of our life. How many marriages end in divorce because of years of neglect and not working on it? 40% end before their 20th wedding anniversary.

It does not matter what it is in life…business, friendships, health, your finances, etc. If you want to win in the equities of your life, you have to work on them every day. You can’t wait until they’re broken. By then, it may be too late.

As we finish up 2013, take some time to reflect on your life and those things that need some long overdue attention. It may be in any or all the areas of your F5: Faith-Family-Friends-Fitness-Finance. Make a plan to start a preventative maintenance program…for some of you it may involve a resuscitation program initially. Now, don’t wait until the New Year…by then you will have dug yourself into a deeper hole and it will be only harder to get out. Start your preventative maintenance program today, because New Year’s resolutions almost never work.  Just think back to your 2011, 2012, and 2013 New Year’s resolutions. How have those worked out? Case closed!!

Make your present to yourself this holiday a little preventative maintenance. You and those you care about deserve it

Happy Holidays!

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