You speak. Your Survival Guy listens. Because there are plenty of you out there—the fairly wealthy and highly successful—who’ve won the war. You’ve saved ‘til it hurt. Now you have something to show for it. And it’s time to have some fun.
In my meetings with you and in our regular talks, I hear about the wonderful careers you had or are wrapping up (note to self: work for as long as you can). You know the names of customers, patients, clients, and co-workers, many of whom you helped along the way. You helped educate them, for example, about the road less traveled. The path of living well and within your means. To be smart with their money.
In my conversations with you, you tell me about the projects you’re working on, the trips you’re taking, the ones you’ve returned from, what worked, and what didn’t. I’m just taking notes. Like this note, thanks to you. “Self, be careful driving in Costa Rica. It’s a free for all. Flocks of mopeds are as thick as the jungle. They’re everywhere. You’ll be lucky to escape unscathed.”
You are the ones I listen to. You tell me about Elon Musk’s Starlink, which you put to good use this winter on your boat and will do the same RVing this summer. Your Survival Guy doesn’t know a thing about Starlink, but I’m taking your word for it because a) you’re a retired software engineer/entrepreneur, and b) I’m not.
Action Line: Keep your advice coming. I’m listening. Thank you.
E.J. Smith - Your Survival Guy
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