I am more than a fair weather hockey fan, but less than a devotee. I take my son to three or four games per year, love the action, and more often than not, go home happy.
I do not, however, pay three figures for tickets. The money I could spend on playoff games goes to my kids graduate schools first. Which means I never do get to see the Stanley Cup won here on home ice. Of course, neither does anyone else, apparently.
A life lesson
That being said, I am normally glued to my TV during the playoffs. Even with my minimal knowledge, I can feel the extra energy radiating right through the flat screen into my living room. And as I used to watch Mario Lemieux many years ago, putting my personal “isolated camera” on Sidney Crosby is a joy.
I have little technical knowledge of the game, but to follow Crosby around is a life lesson. He wants to be where the puck is, he is always looking at the entire ice, he has exquisite timing of his passes, he almost always comes out with the puck when he is on the boards, he turns on a dime, it is poetry.
To emulate his approach in life could make us all astoundingly successful. And so, like many of you, I was glued to the set during the playoffs. And unlike the last several years, we were rewarded with a Stanley Cup, which made all of those hours worthwhile.
Debt is still there
When I woke up Monday morning after that glorious Sunday night final, I still had my clients on my schedule starting at 7:15 am. And my day was still packed with my clients, doctor’s appointments, meetings, email, and, well, you know the drill. And what about you? I imagine if you have debt problems, the debts were still there this morning.
And while you, like me, were thrilled that the Pens had hoisted the cup, it really doesn’t change your life much, does it? So what are you going to do about it? Are you going to put it off while you celebrate? That’s okay for a few days, but it isn’t going to help long term. Now that hockey season is over, it’s time to do something about the bills. One place to start is to call us. Today.
If you have a goal to be debt free, it won’t advance the puck unless you start planning now. So don’t put your plans on ice, call us, and let’s get started. It’s free, unlike the Pens’ games, and by the time hockey starts up again, you can be well on your way to a successful season. You can do this, even if your name isn’t Stanley.