The fires raging in Australia have been a tragic event on a global scale. It's devastated millions of acres of land and killed millions of animals. Not to mention the lives of people. What makes this even worse is that the hottest part of the year is still to come and the situation has the potential to get even worse. Thankfully my family and friends are safe and I've appreciated the thoughts and well wishes from my friends worldwide. Thank you.
Whenever there is a tragic event, I can't help but take a moment to review my situation and be thankful that I am not directed impacted. I also review and think what would I do if I was impacted and what can I do now to best manage the situation if I was impacted in a life threatening or financial threatening situation.
Many of us don't do enough to ensure we are protected and our families are protected in the event of a disastrous life changing moment. We will see in the coming months how the devastation of the bushfires will leave people without resources (money, equipment, raw materials, people) to rebuild and get back to where they were.
Coming from a military family and my sporting background, it was ingrained in me to plan for situations and be as prepared as possible. I have embraced this mindset for my investments. I want to protect my financial future and my families financial future. So I am continually learning and refining my strategy in the context of the current moment and the future direction.
It's not what happens to you, it's how you respond. Bad things happen to good people. It's important to not be a victim in life, take charge and do what you can - do your best.
One of my mentors talks about not seeking perfection before taking action - do what you can do today. One single step towards your long term goals is a step in the right direction, every step counts. What I have found is that each step actually motivates me to take another step. What also makes a big difference is surrounding yourself with people who are heading in the same direction.
Find out more by contacting Simon.