By Chia-Li Chien, PhD, CFP®, PMP®, Assistant Professor and Director of Financial Planning Program at California Lutheran University

My entry into the financial planning field resulted from stress-related illness. I was a director for corporate financial systems in a Fortune 100 company many moons ago, before I transitioned into the financial planning industry. I had 176 people on my team and was on the road a lot. I had so much stress from work that I woke up one morning paralyzed on my right side from the neck down. The doctor gave me some muscle relaxants, and I slept for one week straight. Later I discovered that I had a severe form of myofasciitis that required surgery. I could not afford the time to have the surgery. I had acupuncture instead, but the treatment took more than two years.

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