Unique Ability Archives - Your Retirement. Your Dreams. Your Life. Kort McCulley is Changing Your Future for the Better.


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I hope you had a great holiday with all of your loved ones!

Let’s be realistic- life is never perfect. Though many of us would love to live in a perfect world with a perfect life, things don’t always work out that way. And that’s OKAY! Planning for the future, especially in regards to retirement and finances, can be overwhelming. There will be times where you try and try to create the perfect path to retirement or the best path to your future, but know that it’s completely okay and normal for there to be imperfections along the way! The most important thing is that you make progress- get one step closer to your goals.

This week’s video discusses imperfections, especially in regards to the important topic of money. If you did discuss the meaning of money with your loved ones this past week and you found that your response were different, that’s okay! It’s okay to have those different views. It’s okay to be imperfect!

Have a great week everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday! It’s no doubt that we love to serve; whether it’s to our clients, our readers, our loved ones, or to charities, we love to help wherever and whenever we can. This weeks video ties into our last post (What Does Money Mean to You?), and discusses what we are thankful for and why.

One of our favorite things to do is to contribute to charities as best as we can, so we have posted a list of charities below that we have served this year along with their links so you can check them out as well! Do you have any favorite charities? Let us know!

Thank you all for your constant love and support and for allowing us to help you in whatever way we can. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving that provides you with all of the love, happiness, and memories there could possibly be! Enjoy your week!


Charities to Check Out:

ALS: The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation

Champions For Cures

Community Foundation of the Florida Keys

Fideliter Club

Gateway for Cancer Research

Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago

One Summit Inc.

Ready Set Ride

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Self Help International

Susan G. Komen

The Compassion Foundation

USO of Illinois

Pursuing dreams

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So its been an interesting few weeks both in my client interactions and my travels or personal pursuits. One major theme is in motion. I’m seeing clients make progress towards dreams and openly sharing them with me. It doesn’t get any better than this. It gets me all fired up when I get to see them taking action on commitments to dreams they have. From Beth’s new floors in her home and seeing all the MLB ballparks, to clients getting married, to clients getting engaged, to clients having babies, to clients retiring, to buying or starting new businesses, to selling their businesses and the list goes on. Everyone has their own position and phase but one common theme has continued to show up; clients are pursuing dreams.

I’m constantly having conversations with clients about what their BIG dreams are and what they are making progress on. I think this is where the rubber meets the road with all that fiscal saving — the pursuit of your BIG dreams! So…what dreams are you pursuing? I would love to hear about what you’re working on or pursuing this year!

Penrose Brewing / Eric Hobbs

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My best days are spent working with clients and helping them make progress on their big dreams. Period. Put those things together and I’m at my absolute nirvana! Well…the other day I got to spend time with one of the most driven entrepreneurs and got to spend some time with him talking about his progress. Lets just say it hasn’t been a straight line for Eric Hobbs, Tom Korder, and the rest of the team at Penrose Brewing but they are charging forward. Every time I check in with these guys something new is on the horizon and they continue to raise the bar by creating a unique experience for those enjoying the newest offering. Take a minute and familiarize yourself with the history of Penrose. Even better is swing by the Tap Room sometime to take in the full experience. A conversation with Tom and Eric will have you overflowing with passion for great beer and maybe pursuing a big dream. Cheers!

Losing 38lbs in 90 days

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I don’t often get to share my dreams with others as I’m focused on my clients. But I thought the recent pursuit of a big dream for me was worth sharing. So…he’s a video on how I lost 38 lbs in 90 days and what I did to make this progress. Skinniest I have been in over 8 years. It’s all about the support group on this one. It’s nearly impossible for the accomplishment of big dreams to happen without an amazing support group! I’m blessed to have a bunch of help on this one. From friends, family, fiance to specialists, coaches, and training. Here’s how it all came together.

Pay Yourself First

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I’m sure you have heard this statement before but maybe you’ve never seen it drawn out. Spending time with My Dad or Grandpa this statement would always come up. So…naturally it became deeply ingrained in my head. Yet on a weekly basis I come across someone who is determined to go against this methodology. In this video, I show you how to capture a 166% gain just by using Other People’s Money (or Pay Yourself First). It’s so simple and really a no-brainer to start getting this money in your pocket working for you. Don’t leave it on the table!

Maxing Out

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Most of the time when we talk about this subject it revolves around Portillo’s and taking down an Italian beef, cheese fries and a chocolate cake shake (I’m sure many of you can relate). But today this is actually about maximizing the IRS contribution limits and the long term impact they can have towards your planning future.

Many of my clients are following this planning structure but many of you have not seen the long term impact of the path toward ‘maxing out’.

DreamNumber Tour

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So…I’m a follower of Peter Diamandis and pay attention to the projects he’s constantly working on including Singularity University that he co-founded years ago. Their mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. Remember my blog on the 95% retirement failure rate that American’s face today? Well…I created DreamNumber to address that grand challenge facing humanity today. Clearly at 95% failure there’s room for technology to make an improvement and show you exactly ‘How Much’, Save It, and Make Progress! I had to make this video to apply for their program in the Spring of 2016 because I want to get the ‘How Much’ information out in front of the entire population. We face BIG challenges ahead without this information. In this video I take you through my big vision and where my greatest passion lies with my work on DreamNumber! At least for today because I will be making progress with it tomorrow.