Anthony Dirrell is a middleweight boxing champion born and raised in Flint, Michigan. Having won 30 out of the 32 races he has fought, Anthony is again gearing up to regain his 168-pound world champion title. He is set to face-off with Hungarian boxer Norbert Nemesapati in Miami this weekend.
Though I have the utmost faith that Anthony will be victorious, regardless of how the match goes, Anthony knows how to stand up tall when life knocks him down. Like all good fighters, Anthony knows how to rise from the ashes of defeat.
Anthony also knows that part of gaming our victory is planning for the future. While I will never be a world-champion boxer, in my life and in my work, I aim to champion the rights of people like Anthony, people like you. This is why estate planning is so important. No matter who you are, what you do, where you come from, or how much money you have – you deserve to be heard by the law and have a say in your future.
Any specialist will tell you that they are never truly masters of their craft, but are perpetually honing their skills, practicing, sharpening, learning. Wisely, Anthony never leaves anything up to chance. He never walks into a fight without weeks and even months of hard work and practice. And it is this lesson we all should take with us – even for events the most far-off future, we must plan and game-out any potential situation and ensure the best outcome.
So don’t walk into the ring unprepared; plan for your future, plan for your family. Allow yourself to understand the law and be heard by the law. Start estate planning today. Enter the arena a fighter, and leave the arena champion.