Sometimes Opportunity Comes Disguised As Financial Disaster

Opportunity Comes Disguised As Financial Disaster

In part one of “Sometimes Opportunity Comes Disguised As Disaster” we talked about medical and physical disaster. Today we are going into the world of financial disaster.

The thing about any disaster as with anything that happens to you in life, it is not what happened but, how your react to it. Jack Canfield uses this formula in his book “The Success Principles” (how to get from where you are to where you want to be) to explain it, E + R = O (EVENT + RESPONSE = OUTCOME).

So you are going through a financial disaster, you’re life as you knew it is over, so what can you do. You can do anything you want.

That’s right anything, we get so paralyzed with where we are and what we could of done to change it, if we could and why we did not save for a rainy day, that we do nothing.

I know because the same thing that happened to me happened to thousands of people in my industry and I watched as many just gave up.

The industry I am talking about is the real estate industry which collapsed with the mortgage industry, the stock market and more or less the job market.

This had a huge impact on the entire country (USA), but some areas were hit much harder like the Florida real estate market. For me personally business dropped off more than 60% over a 2 year period.

Now real estate agents are scrambling to capture jobs in an area where the unemployment rate is higher than it has been since the great depression.

In other words they are looking for jobs that don’t exist. They see their only option as finding a job within 20, 30 or 50 miles of their home, but there really are none, at least not the kind that are going to replace a six figure income.

Opportunity Comes Disguised As Financial Disaster

My wife and I reacted a little differently We formed a financial disaster recovery plan. We looked at other things outside the box. First we looked at our primary income sources and where there was a market that was good and we found it.

You see there are a couple of states that are booming, like western North Dakota, South Dakota and eastern Montana.

When I say booming, I mean there is literally an oil and natural gas boom going on. It is similar to the Black Hills gold rush of the 1870’s; small towns of 5000 people have grown to 15000 in two years. Good paying jobs, that they have trouble filling?

Do you think that makes for a good real estate market? It makes for a good anything market, entrepreneurs have unlimited opportunity in this area.

The best part for my wife and I is we vacationed in this part of the country and we love it.

For us we got to move to a place we would have retired to and now may. So moving here was not a burden, but even if you are going somewhere you do not love and you are doing it to provide for your family, isn’t it better than doing little where you are or nothing.

Be open to change because it is coming whether you like it or not. Change is the event, how will you react, your outcome totally depends on it.

We love what we do and have both been doing the same lines of work for more than twenty years.

If you do not love what you do, financial disaster is an opportunity to get into a field you do love, to learn and grow.

Do not put all your eggs in one basket, so to speak.

Opportunity Comes Disguised As Financial Disaster

If you are reading this article on my blog you know that I have multiple streams of income (which is a good follow up article) because you cannot depend on any single source of income in the new economy we are living in today.

So find something you love to do, that you can make a profit at, and go where there is a market for it.

If you are having success online, you can work anywhere and you won’t have to move. That does not mean that you cannot move to a tropical beach somewhere in the world.

You can do whatever you want, if you really want it and are willing to take the action necessary to get it. See it, believe it and achieve it.

To your finacial disater into a windfall now at

As always to your health, wealth and happiness.

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