This past weekend, Laura and I shot a tournament at Elk Creek in Owenton Kentucky. As you already know, I have been taking lessons from Wayne Mitchell (pictured above) for about 5 months now. During the last lesson, Wayne said to focus on seeing the center of the target and not the leading edge. He also said something that I never thought of but I was doing and that was shooting someone else's game. Invariably, we watch other shooters and try to figure out what they did, whether they broke the target or not. Wayne wanted us to look hard at the show pairs and then walk away and just focus on how we were going to shoot them. It was a challenge not stand there and watch the squad in front shoot and then your other squad mates shoot. But I did it. And I shot one of my best ever scores, a 90/100!
Having a retirement advisor will help you hit your retirement target. But what is equally important is don't pay attention to the noise. Whether it's Jim Cramer on the TV or your buddy you are having coffee with, shoot your game, tune out the noise.
Mike Mickels is President of CochranMickels Retirement Specialists and an avid sporting clay competitor. CochranMickels Retirement Specialists provides personalized planning and investment services to individuals approaching and in retirement. They also provide retirement and benefits training to Federal employees. Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor. CochranMickels and Cambridge are not affiliated.