You can't rely on government so here's a plan to protect yourself and your family.
There is always a lesson to be learned from the madness of others.
As South Australia joins the growing list of shutdown states, the power of government is being demonstrated once again.
It's impossible to inoculate yourself entirely from the oppressive beast we elect but there are some clear lessons to be learned.
The first is that they( the politicians) don't care about you or your business.
While they may dress their decision making up as altruistic, in reality they only do what suits them. In doing so, the collateral damage of bankrupting business and shattering livelihoods is the price they are willing for you to pay.
Not one bureaucrat responsible for shutting down the economy has had their salary reduced. They know their employer (meaning the public service) will never close down and they'll always have a job.
In the case of the politicians, they see the electoral benefit of an ovine-like populace and like to keep them dependent.
It won't change anytime soon so the quicker we all understand what we are dealing with the better decisions we can make.
Now is the time to make plans for you and your family.
There are so many areas in which change can help protect you from the ravages of government. Perhaps the most important one is to start an income stream that can operate almost irrespective of stupid government decisions.
A side business not only generates income but it also creates a saleable asset which improves your net worth.
In a time where bricks and mortar stores can be shut down at the whim of a panicked politician, the only sensible option is to operate online.
Thanks to technology, opening an online business can cost as little as a few hundred dollars and can actually generate sales (and profits) from day one.
Best of all, when you know your business idea is actually working, growing (or scaling) it is relatively easy.
Now you might be thinking "that's great but I don't know the first thing about starting an online business".
So here's what I am going to do.
Over the next few weeks, I am going to go through the process of starting a new online business right from scratch.
It won't be theoretical, I'll actually be creating a new business.
That means I'll be investing my money on an experiment we can all learn from. Every step, every sale and every problem will be documented in a regularly updated post on the Confidential website.
That way, you can just follow out of interest or decide to take action yourself.
You can copy what works and avoid any mistakes I make along the way.
The business creation experiment kicks off on Monday August 2. I hope you'll be a part of it.
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– C.S. Lewis