Who loves a market-rattling pandemic more than CNBC? It’s a ratings bonanza that allows them to fill the airwaves with 24/7 fear, and when there isn’t a pandemic, they fill it up with fast-money greed—sell, sell, sell, buy, buy, buy. Same old tune, different day.
Imagine if you could get away from it all and take a deep breath (while drinking plenty of water to keep the coronavirus out of your lungs). No one knows what the coronavirus is going to do to the markets over the short-term. What we do know is, it’s causing plenty of investors (not you, of course) to be uncomfortable. A former president of Babson College used to say the key to your success is learning how to become comfortable with the uncomfortable. It’s great advice, but difficult to do.
One way to get more comfortable with your day is to read about the conversations I’m having with successful Americans just like you, whether they’re clients, prospects, or business associates. I’m on the frontlines every day gathering intelligence for you like a shellfisher gathers quahogs. Don’t think for a second that I don’t recognize how lucky I am—I can share the bounty with you. Thank you.
Yesterday, a client of mine won the real estate lottery; he’s moving from his postage-stamp patio home to a ten-acre spread for half the money. Talk about real estate arbitrage! Imagine how great he feels living debt-free, with world-class fishing and hunting minutes from his back door. The closest thing he’ll face to an angry HOA may be a few wild turkeys he’d gladly tangle with.
He didn’t have to change the world to live a different life, nor do you.
Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders.
All you need to do to live the life you dream about is to believe in yourself and then decide to do it. A lot of times we know we can do better. We just choose not to.
It’s that easy.
Read my entire series, Coronavirus Infects Stock Market here.
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