We've decamped to York for a few days for a working holiday and to solve some problems
One of the great advantages of being an affiliate marketer/property investor is that we aren't tied to an office to do the work. I've posted before on the blog about this and I find it is truly liberating that we can just up-sticks and spend some time away, whilst doing some work and enjoying the scenery and attractions. In fact, when we look at houses outside of our normal patch, it's a great excuse to take a break!
This week, we've jumped on the train and travelled to York. It's the next big historical place down the East coast from us in Durham. It's our local 'Rival Cathedral City'. We've got a good deal on a hotel and vouchers for food and the weather is great. Why not?
Problems needed to be solved
We've been doing some serious work in our property niche this week and there were some really complex choices to be made around options we had for investment/non-investment. The pressures and distractions of being at home were making it difficult to focus on those decisions, so we removed them from our daily worries by taking time-out. The mini-crisis had been caused by a mortgage lender suddenly 'moving the golposts'. We needed to understand the implications and act.
Problems have been been solved already!
It's only Monday, but already we've got things clearer and sorted out the conundrums that were driving us a little bit batty. The Wealthy Affiliate side of things has drifted for a few days as big numbers of ££ were being talked about, but now we're back on track. We've got our heads around the multiple combinations and options we had (thanks to Microsoft Excel and paired comparisons).
This post is really just a reminder that sometimes we need to step back and view the bigger picture. We shouldn't be afraid to change plans when we have to. Plans shoudn't ever be set in stone, and whilst making those plans for our main efforts, we should also make contingencies, to allow us to sidestep and negotiate unforseen obstacles that may be thrown in our path.
Always expect the unexpected.