What does the American Dream mean to you? It could be starting or growing a business, devoting more time and resources to causes you care deeply about, or leaving a legacy to your loved ones.
The American Dream means different things to different people. But one element that can help all of us achieve our version of the American Dream is to discover a true purpose for money… and life. Becoming empowered to choose what you want for your financial future and being on a journey toward investing peace of mind is only the first step.
Many financial advisors spend much of their time on asset allocation and not on coaching investors to help them discover their true purpose. Discovering your true purpose for life can transform your investing experience. “If you have a true purpose for money – you don’t need money,” Mark Matson said to attendees at a recent American Dream Experience.
We believe that discovering your true purpose for your life can be a powerful tool in helping save investors like you from speculating and gambling with your family’s financial future. That’s why, at the core of our programs—including all the financial education, coaching, and strategies Matson Money offers—we begin with an exploration of your true purpose.
If you are focused only on making money, you may never be fulfilled because you may never have enough. This is what’s called a scarcity mentality, and it can create a cycle of stress that prevents people from living out their true purpose. Buying expensive homes, cars, jewelry, or clothing can feel good at the moment but isn’t necessarily a winning formula for long-term happiness. “In a world where you have no true purpose for money – there may never be enough,” Matson says.
To break this potentially destructive cycle, we stand for providing coaching to advisors and investors to explore and answer fundamental questions: what could you do with your money that might make a difference, both for yourself and for your family; what were you put on this Earth to achieve? From there, we help advisors and investors create their future during the American Dream Experience.
Investors can begin to rethink their relationship with money. Rather than potentially speculating and gambling with their life savings by trying to chase the next hot stock or trend, they can learn to approach investing with a long-term focus informed by Nobel Prize-winning investing science, integrated with leading research in behavioral economics, finance, neuropsychology, and human performance studies. “It isn’t about the next 20 minutes, it’s about the next 20 years,” says Matson.
Watch Mark Matson on the American Dream
Throughout our nearly three decades of working with both advisors and investors, we have created an opportunity to change lives through this approach. We believe that one of the most effective ways to create change—whether personal or professional—is by bringing people together to share potentially life-altering truths.
Five years ago, Matson Money created the American Dream Experience, a two-day event that provides investors with an opportunity to alter their relationship to money and investing in a way that can leave them and those they care about powerfully pursuing their American Dream. At the American Dream Experience, participants begin by identifying a purpose for their lives that is greater than money. This can have a surprising and immediate impact on their relationship with money, potentially shifting the lens through which they view the world: from one of scarcity to one of abundance. Only when we analyze why we want to build wealth, through discovering our true purpose, can we have the opportunity to make prudent and disciplined decisions around money.
America has always been defined by possibility. We firmly believe that the American Dream is alive and well, and available for all to experience. What does your American Dream look like?
All investing involves risks and costs. The information contained in this material is for educational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. No investment strategy (including asset allocation and diversification strategies) can ensure peace of mind, guarantee profit, or protect against loss.