27 June 2022
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There are so many ways to achieve your financial goals. If you had enough time, you’d want to excavate and examine them all. Curiosity, and a never-ending drive towards constant learning means that, even if you don’t know exactly how to respond to a new event (or goal), you’ll know where to find answers you need.
There’s research, and then there’s Research. Life doesn’t always allow time for the latter, as much as Short-Term Strategists might wish it did. Keep your curiosity running hot by setting clear timeframes to help keep your explorations on track. Doing this could help you accelerate securely towards setting the best possible goal, then shooting, and scoring.
Speed is the engine that makes your flexibility come to life. When your circumstances change, you race so quickly through the accept, cope, adapt cycle that you often bypass the ‘cope’ stage. Short-Term Strategists are not often found sleeping on the job: they’re wide awake, and ready for change.
Short-Term Strategists might benefit from getting more breathing space between planning and acting. Channeling your laser-fast mind towards researching and evaluating new directions will help make sure you don’t abandon your well thought out plans before you’ve given them a chance to prove themselves.
When one door closes, another one opens… and the person who opens it is you. Short-Term Strategists are unlikely to lose their heads when unexpected opportunities (or challenges) present themselves. Your financial management style is agile to a T (or an A). When things change, you change – or, at least, your plans do. And, quite often, your plans end up changing things themselves.
Behind that flexibility lies a tendency to mull things over; playing out all possible scenarios and repercussions for the decisions you’re weighing up. Your head serves as a stage on which to ‘audition’ new ideas, and you use that stage well. Why not put expert input in the mix as an option? Wise counsel can help resolve the exploration phase, freeing you to move on to the next amazing thing.
You find managing your finances interesting enough, and you’re confident too. That confidence might be what frees Short-Term Strategists to leap towards unmissable opportunities; using their careful plans as a springboard. That’s not to say you’re reckless; far from it. In fact, you may get great enjoyment from researching and analysing your next move.
If anyone can find ways to make the longer-term as interesting as the short- and medium-term, it’s a Short-Term Strategist. It’s all about mindset. Admittedly it’s harder to feel excited about upsizing your home in five years than booking a last-minute break today; but if you can find a way to make the future more ‘now,’ you’re more likely to invest in it.