top of page
  • Writer's picture Treavor Dodsworth CFP®, CPA, CKA®

#6 - A Great Investment

Isn’t it odd how what we find value in and focus on shifts with time. Typically, when our values shift we see the prior value as completely meaningless. For example, when we are 6 years old, what we find under the Christmas tree pretty much determines whether the year will be good or bad. When we are in middle school, all we care about is if we are growing more hair on our legs than the other guys in class. In high school, the shift focuses to how girls or friends respond to our looks or humor. In adulthood, it is easy to get sucked into valuing worldly success (money, toys, and personal significance).

Not too long ago I was on vacation with my wife’s family. When one of my wife’s grandparents was asked what their favorite time of life was, they responded, “The Great Depression.” Really? In my mind, that was a time that lacked much of what we pursue in adulthood (money or toys). They went on to explain how everyone knew everyone. The relationships during that time were deep and rich. They knew their neighbors- like KNEW their neighbors.

Oftentimes when people strip away all that is superficial, they find that the most important aspects of life revolve around relationships. I believe God designed us to be relational. Although many of us know the value in relationships, we often allow our focus to shift to other items. Personally, I know I spend way more time worrying about my fantasy football lineup than whether my wife feels loved and appreciated. Whether you are in middle school counting your leg hair or are an adult worrying about a job promotion don’t forget to invest in relationships.


Thanks! Message sent.

All written content on this website is for information purposes only. Opinions expressed herein are solely those of Sycomore Financial, unless otherwise specifically cited.  Material presented is believed to be from reliable sources and no representations are made by our firm as to another parties’ informational accuracy or completeness. The owner of this website takes great care to thoroughly research the information provided to ensure that it is accurate and current. Nonetheless, the content on this website is not intended to provide tax, legal, accounting, financial, or professional advice, and readers are advised to seek out qualified professionals that provide advice on these issues. All information or ideas provided should be discussed in detail with an advisor, accountant, legal counsel, and/or other pertinent professionals prior to implementation. In addition, the owner cannot guarantee that the information on this website has not been outdated or otherwise rendered incorrect by subsequent new research, legislation, or other changes in law or binding guidance. Neither Sycomore Financial or it's owner shall have any liability or responsibility to any individual or entity with respect to losses or damages caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, by the information contained on this website. In addition, any advice, articles, or commentary included on this website do not constitute a tax opinion and are not intended or written to be used, nor can they be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer. Any mention of an investment product or solution is not a recommendation to buy or sell. ETFs that are mentioned may not accurately reflect the market segment mentioned. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Any mention of rates or return should not be seen as a guarantee those rates or return will be received.

bottom of page