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A Life by Design

Andrew Hewison
Managing Director
27 Mar 2018

As passionate financial advisers we help our clients achieve their vision for a happy life, whatever that may mean to them, in the time frame they desire.

But the vast majority do not dare to dream about the life they want or define when they want it. Instead they drift through life doing their best to cope with life’s twists and turns as they arise, otherwise known as ‘making ends meet’. It’s noble. But foolish.

To steal a phrase from our friends in the U.S.A. – Australia is truly ‘The Land of Opportunity’.

We all have the opportunity to dictate our future. But it doesn’t just happen at the click of one’s fingers.

First of all it requires the BELIEF that it is possible to control the outcomes you want in your life.

Secondly, it requires VISION. A vision of what you want your future to be.

The vision should include thoughts on the following:

  • What do you want your life to look like in the future?
  • Where will you be living?
  • What will you be doing?
  • What will you value in life? And why?
  • When do you want to be there?

From there it takes ACTION:

  • What are you willing to do to achieve your vision?
  • What sacrifices are you willing to make?
  • Do you really need that expensive watch or car if it means delaying financial freedom by a few years?
  • Are you working hard enough? Are you fulfilling your earning potential?
  • Is it time to get out of your comfort zone?
  • Have you reached out to a Financial Adviser?


Arguably, time is our most precious commodity. Once it’s gone you can’t get it back.

The earlier you establish your vision and action plan, the better opportunity you give yourself for a ‘Life by Design’.




Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.auPlease note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.