Seasons mark the cycles of change. Every year we experience Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Year after year we can depend on the weather to warm up and cool down. Leaves fall off trees then grow back. No matter the season, we can take advantage of the changes and adjust to them.

Similarly to how you prepare firewood and non-perishable food for the winter, preparing for change is necessary for growth. Think of change as a starting point. These adjustments do not have to begin with your New Year resolutions on January 1st. The day restarts when the clock hits midnight. Try to stop searching for a big event to develop new habits and start now. If you fall back into bad habits, you can always try again the next day or next moment. 

Keep in mind, one aspect of your dynamic life may be the people in it. Some are meant to stay year-round while others are there for the season. Losing a relationship is always challenging, but it opens doors to develop new connections and spending time with oneself. Place people with a positive impact around you so they can encourage your good habits.

Starting a New Season

Join me in starting a new season of my life. I hope to reinvent myself to be more proactive than reactive. When we are reactive, we reflect on our previous events instead of anticipating new ones or cherishing the current ones. This year I am focusing on my physical health, so I joined a weekly yoga class. Week after week I lose track of time at work and end up rushing to get there. It has been the same process because I react to the situation instead of making a change. I blame it on my busy work schedule instead of accepting that it is my fault.

Being proactive is acting in anticipation of future problems, changes, or needs. If I know I run late every week, I will set an alarm to leave the office at a certain time. By making that small change I know I will have enough time to prepare myself for my workout and avoid feeling rushed. I will not wait until next month to make this change; it starts with me now. 

Every day can be the season of confidence, learning, self-improvement, or overall discovery. Look at past mistakes and focus on being proactive, not reactive. No matter how long Winter might feel, we can always depend on beautiful Spring to follow. Believe in the wonders of tomorrow and learn along the way. 

Marilyn Suey


Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor®

Accredited Investment Fiduciary®


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Marilyn is the Founder and CEO of The Diamond Group Wealth Advisors. She is a nationally recognized Financial Educator, Author, Speaker, and Wealth Manager, who you may have seen on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX network affiliates and Yahoo News, Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, Wall Street Select and others. Marilyn and her team at The Diamond Group Wealth Advisors have been showing business owners, healthcare professionals, and executives how to accumulate, preserve, and pass on their wealth for almost 20 years. Marilyn developed The Prosperity Blue Print Process™, a five-step wealth planning process, that includes strategy for Wealth Accumulation, Wealth Preservation, and planning for your ideal retirement lifestyle. She founded the Savvy Women Community where she shares her wisdom and experience with like-minded women. She received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Applied Math and Economics from UC Berkeley. To schedule your complimentary Lifestyle Upgrade Assessment, call: (925) 219-0080 or email;