Accidents will happen in life so captain your ship or at least hire one!
"Yes", he replied, "the boat went past me first on its way towards you." "You were lucky it missed you. I wasn't so lucky." "Well," said the newcomer, "I saw that it might hit me so I moved out of the way." (01:51)
Empty boats in the way of a job loss to a car accident to a house fire to a fall down the stairs, it can all hit us when we're unaware. (02:28)
By planning for these occurrences though ahead of time, we can avoid our boat being wrecked, even if we can't always avoid it being hit. (02:38)
Quote for the episode: "And in all of it by having a plan we're picking up our heads and we're looking upstream and we're ready with an oar in our hand to try to get out of the way." (03:07)
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Recapping 12 financial concepts through the timeless medium of storytelling!
You're not going to cover everything in this series tomorrow or maybe ever. But if you take even one step forward, you are better off than before. (01:20)
So look at that gain, as opposed to just the gap that's still in...