We've decamped to York for a few days for a working holiday and to solve some problems

Last Update: February 25, 2019

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.


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hirohurl Premium
Are the daffodils out yet?

I spent many good years in York, as an undergraduate and post-graduate student and as teacher too. :)

Now I think about it, I started my first website while living in York back in 1997!

York would be a great choice for Internet vagabonds, especially those who enjoy visiting pubs!
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dkohara Premium
The daffs were just peeking through around Cliffords Tower this morning David when we came out of the hotel. When the sun came out it looked truly like Spring was here.

Today was the warmest temperature ever recorded in February in the UK.
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DianeScorpio Premium
One of my favourite places! Have you visited The House of Trembling Madness? Fantastic pub.
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dkohara Premium
Passed The House of Trembling Madness earlier today Diane, but it was too early for drinking, so we had our pint in the sunshine down at Kings Staith by the river this afternoon. Nice!
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accad Premium
Yes, in a journey you will always encounter challenges but it doesn't mean you don't continue, just stop to have a rest, to fix things, to solve issues for a smoother journeying. So with a business.
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dkohara Premium
We all need to recharge our batteries from time to time and to clear our heads.
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Twack Premium
Today is full of excellent reminders and new knowledge. Thank you for adding to that.
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Fleeky Premium
The unexpected often rules
;-)

Have a great week
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dkohara Premium
Thanks Fleeky. I'm ready for a beer!
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Fleeky Premium
CHeers
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