Have you thanked a vet this week?

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“The past does not define you, the present does.”
– Jillian Michaels

Collin County Parents,

This is a special week to me.  On November 11, we remember all those brave men and women who spent time in the military defending our country.  Men like my grandfather, Chet Proulx, who was in the Navy in WWII, and my friends Roger Nelson, who was a Marine in the Korean War; Pat Throop, Steve Brazeal, Doc Brizendien, and Rod McCoy who served in the Vietnam war (and all were Army, I believe, but Pat who was Air Force); and Jim Cude who served in Iraq/Kuwait in the reserves and was recently called back to the area to serve again.  Thank you so much for your service.

If you are a vet, thank you.  If you know a vet, please remember to thank them this week.

How is your week going? Personally, I’ve been discovering the truth that EACH day is a new day. That means that I must pick myself up every morning and focus on what’s most important. I’ve also made the decision not to allow those difficult moments that we all face to deter me from the goals I’ve set for my family and for my business.

And, as I’ve done so, my outlook–and even the results–have been turning around. I like THAT.

Sometimes, it’s the decision that matters most. There’s just so much noise out there.

So…speaking of noise, have you been worrying about H1N1? Certainly, it makes sense to have the facts, (here’s a good article for that: http://patients.about.com/od/patientempowermentissues/a/swindflu2009.htm ), but I’d like to preface my note with this Big Thought:

It does NOT do you any good you to fix your eyes on what you cannot control, *especially* when it’s “bad” news.

Yes, last month [October], President Obama declared that we were in a “state of emergency” when it came to H1N1. But YOU need to keep your head focused on what YOU need to do in order to grow in your family, job or business….

Focus on what matters most, not what you cannot control.

And in my note, I have a little bit about what this H1N1 experience has shown us.

Read on–and call us (214-292-4225) if we can help!

Aaron Miller’s
“Straight Talk” Personal Strategy
What the H1N1 Experience Should Show Families in the Collin County Area

Because there has been so much media conversation on this topic, I’m going to focus on one specific aspect of this experience, and what it means for you.

One of the major problems we’ve faced as a nation, when it comes to the H1N1 issue, has been the lack of vaccinations on hand.

The government simply wasn’t prepared and now that there are more vaccinations being made available, we’ve passed the time period in which they could have done the most good.

Now, I do NOT want to simply engage in cheap government-bashing, but it is indeed true that government systems are often more inefficient than we’d like.

And, unfortunately, you will be relying on a government system to take care of your family, if you’re not taking the proper steps now.

Are you prepared for what might come?

Sometimes it’s not “sexy” to put aside times for preparing your family for every circumstance. But, as my experience has shown, the old adage is true: Failing to plan, is planning to fail. I’d hate that to strike your family–so please call our office ASAP 214-292-4225 if you have not put together a working Estate Plan.

You NEVER want to trust your family to inefficient systems or to chance!

I hope this helps!

To your family’s wealth, health, and happiness,

Aaron Miller

Miller Law Firm, PLLC
Your Life is Our Life’s Work
101 E. Park Blvd., Suite 600
Plano, Texas 75074
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The Miller Law Office is here to help you build and protect your legacy. Rather than having a traditional estate planning practice, which is focused on transactions (such as the drawing up of wills and other documents), we have a more relational focus – having on-going contact with clients over the long-term, helping clients to protect themselves and their families.