Successful, Yet Amazingly Simple, Olympic Formula For Your Family Succession Success

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is a travel enthusiast, empty-nest mom to two young adult children, athlete, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife of almost three decades (to the same wonderful man!), and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Floridians and their families for over 28 years.

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 With the Summer Olympics winding down, there are lots of heart warming stories about how different athletes made their way to this prestigious event:

  • The life of Simone Biles, gymnast, hasn't been easy. Simone's mother struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. Simone was taken into foster care at age 5, along with her younger sister. They were later adopted by their grandparents.

  • Yusra Mardina, swimming, is a Syrian refugee who fled her country when the civil war began. She, along with her sister, swam the dinghy that was carrying 20 refugees safely to shore in the Meditterean Sea when it broke down.

  • Chris Mears, diver, contracted a rare life-threatening virus seven years ago and was only given a 5% chance to survive. The diver suffered a ruptured spleen and lost five pints of blood. He was hospitalized for a month and has since made an amazing comeback to the sport.

These examples, along with many other Rio Olympic athlete stories, remind us that people overcome amazing obstacles in the pursuit of success.

I've taken the liberty of sharing with you some of the traits that even us "mere mortals" should implement in our daily lives to ensure both our own and our family's future success:

  1.  Confidently take bold action and don't procrastinate. Look at every successful person you know or read about and you will find that they weren't afraid to move forward and they did not put off doing tomorrow what could be done today. Similarly, we all have a window of opportunity to plan and none of us know when that window will close.

  2. Focus on results. Athletes look at the bottom line and focus on results. They don't get bogged down in the details and get overwhelmed. In designing your Family Succession Plan, what are the end results you want to accomplish for your family? Don't worry yet on how to make it happen because...

  3. They work with coaches. World class athletes know they don't know everything and are open to new ideas and training suggestions to improve their performance. Successful people also work with trained professionals to assist them in areas where they need guidance. Working with a trained Family Succession Planning professional is key to your family's success.

  4. Put systems in place for success. If you watch speed skaters in the Winter Olympics, they all seem to follow the same systematic approach in the way they shift their weight and synchronize their arm swings for peak performance. And they don't try to reinvent the wheel. Similarly, my family succession clients use my step-by-step proven system to design and implement a Family Succession Plan that works exceedingly well in minimizing unnecessary legal and financial expenses for their family.

  5. Participate with the best. Participating in events that educate, inspire, and empower you on a regularly basis is crucial to your success. Our Women Empowered workshops are designed to do just that. 

If you are ready to educate and empower yourself to put together a winning formula to ensure your family's future legal and financial success, then I invite you to read my new book which you can download at the link below.


If you want to register for one of our September 2016 Women Empowered Workshops, you may do so here:



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