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.