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The Weekly Waffle

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๐Ÿง‡ The Weekly Waffle - This Week's Highlights at the Academy Town Hall - Friday Lunch Bunch, January 26th, 2024 ๐Ÿ“…

Hello, Dear Steve, ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello again to our fabulously chatty Friday Lunch Bunch at the Academy of Life Planningโ€™s Town Hall. Grab your tea โ˜• and get ready for the latest gossip, served with a side of Friday frivolity.

๐Ÿš€ Taking the Big Leap in 2024

Caught the LinkedIn Live with Tony Fields? It's all about ditching the work grind ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ผ and betting on buying happiness in retirement. Spoiler alert: it's about gaining control and diving into a sea of Ikigai income streams. ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฐ No bosses to butter up to, just you and your destiny.

๐ŸŽ“ Harvard Business Reviewโ€™s Game Plan

Those brainy folks at Harvard have cooked up their own GAME Plan recipe. Sign up, do their version for free, and watch your life get the business treatment. Itโ€™s like theyโ€™re giving people a corporate makeover! ๐Ÿคตโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“ˆ

๐ŸŒด Retirement Reimagined

Global thought-leaders are echoing our vibes (finally!). Itโ€™s the hundredth monkey syndrome ๐Ÿ’ โ€“ ideas popping up globally, all at once. Their themes? Create income, assets, and well-being. No more hoarding old cash. Full details in the article.

๐Ÿ“– The GAME Plan Brochure

You asked, and we've delivered - the latest AoLP brochure is here. Get crafty with Canva and slap your logo on it. Because who doesn't like a bit of DIY branding? ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Retirement Matters

Down Under Happy Australia Day! ๐ŸŽ‰ Let's crack open a cold one with the latest from the Aussie Actuaries Institute. Theyโ€™re tackling pensions like pros. Grab our thoughts and their report for a good read.

๐Ÿ‘ Thumbs up from UK Shareholders Association

The UKSA is all for what we're doing. Now, if only the bigwigs would listen and help bridge that pesky UK pension gap... More juicy details on our site.

๐ŸŒ† Building Bridges, Not Just Bank Balances

Itโ€™s not just about fattening wallets; itโ€™s about enriching lives. Weโ€™re on a mission to turn financial planning into a bridge-building bonanza. Think less Wall Street, more community street fairs. ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿ™๏ธ Weโ€™re talking local projects that pack a punch: urban gardens that rival Eden, community hubs buzzing with workshops, and local economies that make the big banks look like playground bullies. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒป

Rollercoaster ride of high-risk investments ๐ŸŽข๐Ÿ’ธ

Picture this: one day, you're dreaming of sipping mojitos on a beach in retirement; the next, you're scouring job sites because your bank account's on a diet โ€“ a really strict one. Fintan's story turned from a retirement dream to a back-to-work nightmare, making him the poster pensioner for "What Not To Do" in investment. ๐ŸŒดโžก๏ธ๐Ÿข

๐Ÿ’ก John KL's 3 Lamplighter Posts

John's lighting the way with his posts:

  1. Talent-spotting guide ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  2. Eye-opening Stand Out Assessments ๐Ÿคฉ

  3. Mastering ongoing Game Plan reviews ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿค– How to Scale with AI

Simplify, automate, then scale. Check our guide for the secret sauce. ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ’ต Whatโ€™s your Money Habitudes?

Take the โ€œMoney Habitudesโ€ test to see your financial persona. Iโ€™m a โ€œplannerโ€ โ€“ no surprises there! ๐Ÿ“‹๐Ÿ’ธ

๐ŸŒ Holistic Financial Planning

Weโ€™re not just about counting coins; weโ€™re shaping futures. Dive into what sets us apart from the traditionalists. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“ˆ

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ How Different Generations Communicate

Decode the communication cryptex across generations. From boomers to Gen Z, we've got the lowdown. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”

โ“ โ€œAdvice Gapโ€ Misunderstood

Is it really an advice gap, or just a cry for help? Let's dissect this conundrum. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ”ฌ

๐Ÿ”„ How Paradigms Shift

Join our mission in making a mark on the world, one paradigm shift at a time. It's like yoga for your brain! ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ”™ Last Weekโ€™s Waffle

Missed our last session? Catch up here for a double dose of waffle. ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ”

๐Ÿ“… Join Next Week

Donโ€™t miss out on the next Friday Lunch Bunch โ€“ Friday February 2nd 12:00 PM UK - click this link then (not now)! ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

And that's your weekly scoop, served with a dollop of cheek and a sprinkle of emoji fun. Until next time! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘‹

Steve Conley

Founder, Academy of Life Planning

email: steve.conley@aolp.co.uk

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๐Ÿ‘‹ Farewell for now!

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