Saturday, December 01, 2012

Preparing for Winter

Well, it's December 1st, 2012.  Only 20 short days until the Mayan apocalypse, right?  I personally don't think so, but who am I to judge?

I do think that fantastic opportunity may be available for those who are willing to seize it.  There are many folks who probably went off the deep end with the 2012 meme, and who will have generators, food, and other supplies that they will think they won't need after December 21st turns out to be just another day.

On December 22nd and after, when you talk to someone from Craigslist, or from eBay, or wherever you might be shopping around for a cheap generator (et al.), I encourage you to help broaden their horizon, and educate them on why their generator might be useful for them in a month, or 6 months, or a year from now.  They'll probably be caught off guard by you encouraging them not to sell the thing you contacted them about.  Only after you've given them a small lesson on why it's good to be prepared all the time, and they've declined your wisdom, should you then take advantage of the deal they're offering you.  Perhaps you'll plant a seed in their mind, or perhaps you'll get a killer deal on something that'll help you prepare for when a real catastrophe comes your way.  Either way, I think it's a win-win scenario from the perspective of both parties.

To conclude, I hope that the end-of-year times find you well.  Don't get caught up in the consumerist fervor that comes in the month of December (in the western world anyway).  Remember what this time is really about... spend time with your family and loved ones because it's so cold and dreary outside and there isn't much else to do.  Hunker down with a blanket and a book and be at peace.  The sun will return soon, and there will be work to do.  Enjoy the tranquil darkness while it lasts.

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