While some may consider such a discussion a waste of time, more and more people are coming to the conclusion that preparations of some sort are warranted in our currently troubled environment — on many fronts.

Whether it’s from an increasing threat of war, financial unrest, political chaos, societal divide, or a disruption in our infrastructure that limits access to necessities, the threat exists. We have readers from all around the world, and while such talk might seem absurd for some of our American readers, this has been reality for others.

Take, for instance, natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, volcanic eruptions, solar flares, earthquakes, and other geophysical events. How about the possibility of wars, nuclear wars, nuclear reactor meltdowns, and radiation fallout?

Don’t forget about the financial meltdown (derivative, debt crisis, economic collapse, and/or bond implosion) causing currencies to implode and governments to topple.

How much preparation individuals are willing to do is usually in direct correlation to their belief that something catastrophic could happen, making life as we know it a much more difficult task. There is a peace of mind after you take the time to buy your food, guns, and precious metals.

The question is, what do you do afterwards?

Too many people are bunkered down, thinking the best days are behind them. I love the prepper community and I consider myself a prepper. I just bought an AR15, precious metals, and Bitcoin over the last 30 days. The problem I see is too many are drowning in this mindset and are hampering their chances of success.

Honestly, after you’ve done what you need, channel that energy to prep towards a fire to build. Build a business and create cash flow. Maybe for you it’s partnering with businesses by being an investor that is strategically poised to grow. Do it!

Without actions, your intentions are just intentions. They say 97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up.

The threat of disaster should be as much of a motivator to drive you to succeed as it does to cover your bases and prepare.

The answer is to thrive.

Even people who take the time to understand that the world is in disarray still fail to even prepare… and that is for one reason – they are not an implementer. This is one of the biggest setbacks for entrepreneurs, which is that is they procrastinate and don’t even cover their bases to position themselves to think about starting a business that seriously cashflows.

One of my biggest pet peeves is listening to people talk about how much scarcity exists in their life and why they are stuck. It’s the littlest things that are holding people back:

  • If you need to incorporate, do it.
  • If you need to raise some money, find it.
  • If you need to sharpen your skills, take a course.

Really, stop complaining about your life and situation, because everyone has as excuse as to why they could give up. How many people do you hear (hopefully not you) complain about how business individuals get to write off things that employees don’t? Do you realize how easy it is to start a business, even if it’s for the benefits of the write-offs? Of course, you are going to need basic necessities, computer expenses, a phone to speak with your clients, and don’t forget traveling for educational conferences and books you might read about your business.

These things in our head that cause us to drag our feet are the very things that keep us from IMPLEMENTING. Winners use the words “must” and “will.” Words like “someday” and “hopefully” are for dreamers and those that are living in a mindset of scarcity.

Take control of your future today…