The Action Plan
Looks like there seems to be signs of what looks like a storm up ahead. I’ve sensed it for quite some time, the signs were all there but I believe it’s time to run through a few drills and baton down the hatches. Prepare the boxes of supplies, bottles of water, fuel for the generator, a pair of boots, sleep bags, tools and a few torches.
Once I retire to this underground shelter you won’t hear a sound, I’ll be low key and playing it safe. I’ve sketched out a rough plan for extreme rationing that doesn’t leave much for luxuries but if alternative news services are anything to go by, I’m expecting a nuclear winter. I haven’t managed to gather much in regards to supplies in the lead up but my fixed term action plan should see me through some key dates in the calendar.
Distinguish between the desire and the need, then weigh up whether you actually need it and can go without because it is vital not to squander vital resources on passing fads and phases. Spend less time in the gadgets and more time in the books, less time in front of the Tv and more time making beats, less time procrastinating and more time doing. It’s important not to lose sight of why you are where you are and what the purpose is. The reason for the lack of supplies is that you didn’t acknowledge that you dropped from 6 to 5, from 2 to 1, favouring your sanity over a larger cheque, resulting in 5 for a reward of just over what you did for 4 and far less that what you did combined for 6.
It’s a testing time playing the waiting game. You announced what your moves were prematurely without securing the itinerary, days spent checking your emails and running to answer the phone are long gone, you now accept your fate and search for a new route. If you get the call you get the call, if you don’t and you get another in the meantime, unless there’s an increase in exchange for your time, you may as well decline.
Opportunities and prospects aside, I’m retreating into my bunker until at least 12mths time. Unless my circumstances change, I’ll be sticking to my fixed term action plan whilst in self imposed exile.
As mind-boggling as it is to do a personal financial audit, I recommend everyone take the time to scrutinise everything and create a fixed term action plan to improve everything. I try to do one at least every 6mths but this was written in the aftermath of the most recent, my first audit since late 2015.