“You’re as pretty as any of them. You just need a nose job.”
Kramer to George’s big-nosed girlfriend on Seinfeld.
We all have them.
The Cosmo Kramers in our life.
The guy (or gal) with no filter who tells it as it is.
Who doesn’t sugar-coat the truth (at least as he sees it).
The guy who says EXACTLY what’s on his mind.
We have such a friend (but no, I will not name names).
The X-rated stories he tells (whether I’m around or not) will curl your toes.
“Jill, so glad I can’t see your bum!” (paraphrased), our friend exclaimed when Jill showed up at the tailgate party before an Alabama game. [For context, the current fashion for college co-eds make even hardened, middle-aged men’s eyes pop out of their heads.]
This proclamation was meant as a compliment.
But as exasperating as our friend can be sometimes, I can tell you that there is never a dull moment when he’s around.
And, I would be remiss to not mention that he would do anything to help a friend.
But now it is MY turn to tell you like it is, my friend.
If you don’t have your Estate Planning affairs in order, you’re playing Russian Roulette with fate.
I am not trying to be an alarmist. Just being realistic.
I do not have a crystal ball and neither do you. You may not have the opportunity to have this conversation again next New Years.
If you can live with the uncertainty of how much time, money, headaches and government interference your loved ones will have to endure because of your failure to plan effectively, then carry on, my friend.
If, however, you are like one of my new clients who told me recently that they were relieved to finally mark “getting a will” off of their New Year’s Resolutions list after several years, then you will want to schedule a Family Succession Planning session with us pronto.
You can reserve your session here.
Wishing you much success, love, health and happiness in 2018.
Now, Giddy Up and let’s get together soon!
Kristen “Just Telling It Like It Is” Marks