Meet Robert Cannon

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Do you like to hear the backstory and understand the heartbeat behind what fuels someone's passion? Why do they do what they do? Then you should listen to this insightful interview and you'll soon know more than many close friends.

And welcome to the pudding, Yofrretirement interest, first podcast with financial expert and number one Amazon,bestolin author Robert Cannon, each episode features healthful insidepractical tips and reliable strategies to help make your retirement asenjoyable as possible for the next few minutes enjoyed listening as cohostBethany Dilson toss with Robert Kannon about putting your retirement interestsfirst. Well, I am here with Robert Cannon.Robert. Is the author of putting your retirement interests. First, it's aprioritized approach to protect your future and turn your dreams intoreality. Robert. Thank you so much for being with me. Thank you. Thank you vormuch. So if this first chapter is just kind of the back story, so could youdive int to who you are and what you do so I always wanted to get intofinancial planning and BA financial...

...advisor. So when I was younger, believeit or not a answered, a blind ad, which is really weird I wanted to do, but I answered a blindad to get involved, so the the company paid for me to take the series sevenand sixty three I was able to work out hols able toplay basketball. All I had to do study so sign me up. I did that I passed atest and all of a sudden I was licensed to sell securities had no idea what Iwas doing at all and how old are you at this point? I was good question: Twentyone years old, okay, teny one, no twenty, two, sorry Twen! Two years old,I was Forinto twent. I just turned twenty two. I was twenty one when I wasstudying, I just turned twenty to and at that point no IAM. Sorry, I was twenty one, twentyone years old,...

...crazy it's long time ago. Obviously so twenty one years old and I wanted tohelp people out- you know, educate them on theirfinances and the company basically said you know, here's a is a yellow pages. I mean, I know wedon't have be ellow pages anymore. I love when I speak to millennials and Ithou Bo te like what do you mean beepers? What's a beeper D, they they had to be yellow, pagres andbasically said all right, dial away and I'm like what are you talking about a?What do you Wano? So wasn't exactly what I wanted to do, but I stayed in touch with the peoplethat I was in the program with and I helped a lot of people well, one inparticular John Study, Fourto sery. Seven. He had a trouble passing thetest, so I stay with him. We work together. You know after me, playingbasketball working out. I helped thim...

...pass the test and when he passed a testin a month later, he went to worksomewhere else and he told me he was making likeinsane amount of money and I'm like, Oh my God, like whatare you doing so hegot a great job and he was selling securities and he basically wedidn't know at the time that these stops were going up and they were goingup, but they were going up because it is a long story. It was basicallylimited anbout stock, but the stock will go up. So when I went over, I went over undertheassumption that I would make a lot of money and the client would make a lotof money. IHAD only made a lot of money for a very short period of time andthen et came crashing down. So ultimolyi wasn't what I was looking todo. So I stayed on the path and I learned that you can actually do theright thing for the client and you can...

...make money and that's what I wanted todo. I wanted my. I wanted the client to be happy. I want to client to makemoney and for me to make a good living doing that so actually, educatingpeople teaching people in addition, helping them get to their goals and spread the word and actually give you referrals and they're actually happy and that's what I started my company onthat premise. You know when you're under someone else, you kind of have todo what they want you to do, righ. So what attracted you to this career Imean. Was it something? Maybe as kid did you see your mom or your dad like know howfinances were you know? Did they drill that into your head as a kid, or was that something that you wereexposed to at a young age, what kind of drew to financals as a career, crazy story? But my father was a police officer. Mymother was a bookkeeper, so it wasn't...

...them as much. My mother's really goodwith numbers. Wasn't them. It was staying up late at night and Iwill listen to another thing. I don't they don't haveanymore. They had these infomercials. So if you stayed up to like twelveo'clock on o'clock, they wil have these infomercials and they had informercialson real estate, informations on the stock market and training futures onhow to make millions of dollars, and I was always intrigued with the idea thatyou can make the money in the stock market that you could make money withmoney rather than work Soco, I gravitated towards that at a reallyearly age. So it's probably not the best education toget when you're sixteen years old. You know when you're supposed to besleeping. The idea of you know taking at the time, even though was ridiculous,taking ten housand and turning in Ito, a million dollars was just like thebest idea in the world. To me, I love...

...hearing that, though I always look backstories of how people discovered their career, because, even though that'skind of around about way to get into it like something in your mind, spart hey.I think I want to do that and clearly it's worked out. I think it's cool that you brought up.You know that you play basketball and that Kon of thing is a young guy. Do you see? Do you see any similaritiesbetween things like working out? I'm playing basketball and finances? Isthere kind of Ay correlation there for sure? Absolutely it's the same idea of working out and being healthycompared to your finnances. You have to take it step by step now, you're not going tosee instant resulves working out you're, not going to work out one day and allof a sudden you have the body Ben Adonis Right, the Samethe financsyou're not going to save money for a month, and you like. Okay, now I can goout and buy you know property, but if you're persistent and you consistentlysafe, if you consistently work out it',...

...the same process and you have to stayon track and believe in this system and it's a lifestyle and every singleday you make your choice of working out. You make the same choice of notspending money in your credit card saving money not going on vacations,not putting things on. You know. Well that looks good. Let me just orderthat Olf Famimazon Puton my credit card. I worry about it later. It's the sameidea with working out and eating right. It's the same idea and people. You knowyou make the right choice. Every single day you get the result years down theroad well, and it's true that a lot of thetime, it's so easy to just put things in the back of your mind or make a anot so wise, but very easy decision. Do you in the clients that you talk with?Do you think that people avoid talking about their finances? Just because itseems so just huge and just like a big pain andthey don't want to deal with it? Do you...

...think that's a big reason why peopleavoyng finances all the time all the time you know, even when they realizethey have to do something they still procrassme, it's unbelievable, but Iguess it's the same thing as the gym right yeah. They sign people upDecember, thirty, first for the New Year they sign up and they never go orthey'll go once or twice and they never gos. The same thing I'll have anappointment with a client and then I'll have a second appointment and nowthey're faced with making a choice. They have to do something, but you knowwhat they don't do it put it off and unfortunately, if you procrastinate,you know eventually, you got to pay a Piper anthing with your health Weu Gadto pay Ta Pie, for you have to make that decision have a plan to stick withit and a tometing to plan yeah, and I think I think, a great first step thatsomeone could take in being far smart, financially and making a good decisionin that is to read your book, it's by Robert Cannon and it's called puttingnew retirement interests. First, it's a...

...prioritized approach to protect yourfuture and turn your dreams into a reality. You can get the book on Amazonand know we just talked about not making an unwise purchases. I Amazon. Ithink this would be a good one, so we should av pick up a coffee Brobert.Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and, and talkingwith me, I appreciate it. Thank you thik. You Ver much thanks for listening to the puttingyour retirement interest. First podcast with financial expert and number oneAmazon, Bestellin author Robert Cannon to request a copy of Robert's bestselling book or to have a conversation with him about your financial futureconnect with Robert through his website cannon wealth, solutionscom.

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