“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life.
Heeding Seneca’s advice I have decided not to waste my 14 days in lock down. These are my goals for the next two weeks. I intend to emerge a little bit wiser, healthier and richer.
- I intend to save and invest an additional one million shillings in my Unit Trusts. Being in lock down means I can save on fuel, beers, etc.;
- I will work out daily for at least 30 minutes;
- I will read a minimum of five books. I intend to focus on biographies of successful entrepreneurs who have built large businesses. I have just completed the one for Elon Musk. I am now reading about Charlie Munger;
- I will continue to write and publish one article daily about money and well being;
- Together with my business partners we shall reflect and come up with new business plans to grow our business when the shutdown ends;
- I will continue to grow the Money Engineer YouTube channel by posting at least 10 new videos;
- I will try to relax a bit by catching up on a few movies. I have re-activated my Netflix account for one month only;
- I will spend more time with the kids and try to stimulate their young minds. I have subscribed to various e-learning platforms;
- I will do a short online course in Industrial Engineering to see if I can learn how to fabricate equipment for our factory;
- I will savor the break from the hectic daily work routine to unwind, relax and reflect more on life;
So what do you hope to achieve during the next 14 days of lock down?