This is a warning against unscrupulous companies that are going to try and take advantage of you during this time. They are going to do it under the guise of helping you through the situation but in reality they are going to leave you far worse off in the long run than if they didn't help at all!
Update 25/08/2020: This was written just as lock down was starting in March 2020 and this is still going on now and always will do. Car dealerships make more money on the financing and insurance than they do the car itself. Online catalogue companies offer you "anything you want" buy now, pay later at 39.9% APR. Companies that lend money make more, when you pay slower! The debt warning isn't just for the height of a pandemic it is something you need to be wary of always!
We came here for Katie to learn Jazz piano, to go to the bars and listen to jazz and soak up the food and culture. 3 or 4 days after we arrived here, the state shut down all restaurants, bars, clubs, events, gyms etc. and the city went on lock-down.
We now have many hours on our hands and I am wondering what to do with them! What am I going to build? What am I going to learn? What am I going to create?
I don't see the rate of change slowing down, I can't foresee the next black swan event and I have given up trying to predict what is going to happen next. What I am working on is how I react and I want to share some thoughts that I think will give you comfort and inspiration in these dark and changing times...…...
Finally I asked the director of innovation "How about we do ….. to change it?" He looked me straight in the eye and without a hint of irony said "This is not something we can change!"
I left that meeting feeling shocked, confused and with a question burning within me "How do you create a vibrant positive entrepreneurial culture in your business and what stops people from doing this?"
The purpose of this post is to share with you the books that have had the biggest impact on my life, helped my business and changed the way I think so they can help you as well. Most of my mentors I have never met but I have read and lived their words. A book can truly change your life for ever if you read it, do the exercises and live it.
The last decade has just finished and the question I have started to think about is: "What are you going to build over the next 10 years?"
My Advice for how Meghan and Harry can achieve financial independence: "Be frugal, entrepreneurial and make the most of your assets"
10 or 12 years ago I started to do annual goal setting and reflection and have slowly developed my list of questions and process over the last decade. I have run it with everyone on the PopUp team and shared with friends to great impact but not published it yet! This is what I want to give to you for this year!
Yes. You really can! It has even ended up in the top 10 best finance movies of the decade!!! I went to the London Premier and then saw it in Los Angeles a month later and was lucky enough to meet Scott and Taylor the stars and executive producer of the doc in Portugal this year at Chautauqua.
Read on for the full review of the documentary...…….
There is probably something you want to achieve or do. Most of us haven't quite yet completed everything and aren't ready to sit on the porch staring out at the sunset for the rest of our lives.
The questions is are you willing to pay the price for the thing that you want to achieve? Are you willing to commit, work and pay for the outcome you want?
Alan Donegan: PopUp Business School Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Financially Independent Pizza Lover, Marvel Movie fan and soon to be Script Writer
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