Considering the current economic conditions, I was asked this question last weekend: “If you operated out of the mindset that you had limited time and opportunity to leverage for future gain, how would this change your financial decisions?”
Would you go for it? Or play it safe and hang on to what you have, even though there is the chance for greater gain? Let’s try this: strike the word “financial” from the above sentence. Now what does that mean to you? Say that you know you are going to be laid off from your company. You know you have a limited time and opportunity to create/affect the opportunities and relationships in your daily life. You can reach out and do your best to contact everyone in your network, offering to help and informing them that your situation may be changing. Or you can sit back and let life deal the hand for you. What’s your choice?