What’s Your Escape Plan?
With so many places still locked down because of the Coronavirus outbreak, it might be hard to imagine being able to escape to anywhere outside the walls of your home — but we should all have an escape plan for when things start to normalize again.
We all have a favorite place where we like to escape
My wife prefers the woods and mountains of the southern states.
My favorite escape is the lush paradise and the Aloha spirit-filled cities of Hawaii.
You may like the sandy beaches beside the blue ocean, or the brisk wind blowing across the deck of a boat skimming across the waves of a lake in the midwest.
Perhaps you prefer to ride a motorcycle across the southwestern deserts or ride the white water rapids in a raft.
Maybe you want to soak up the local atmosphere sitting on a stool in an Irish pub or ski down the side of a mountain in the Swiss alps.
All of those things are fun to imagine, but if you ever hope to visit in person you’re going to need an escape plan.
- Have you set a budget? (and have you saved enough money to meet your budget?)
- Do you know where you will stay while you’re there?
- Do you know what places you’ll visit and what sites you will see?
These things might seem obvious if we’re talking about escaping on a fun vacation — but almost all these same tasks will be required if you want to escape your current job and start a business of your own or if you decide to put one of your ideas into action and use that as your escape
- Do you know how much your living expenses are? (and have you saved enough to get by while you get your own thing going?)
- Do you know where you’ll be doing your work and putting your ideas into action?
- Do you know which prospects you’ll be visiting and which clients you need to recruit?
Everyone imagines an escape — but not enough people put the same effort and imagination into their escape plan.