I suppose that headline needs some explanation.

We recently thought about moving away from our home in the Pacific Northwest.  The plan worked until, suddenly, the financing fell through.  Back to square one.

One of the goals for the move was to change the direction of my life.  I’ve been an employee most of my life in some capacity or another.  In fact, even at 72, I still go into work every day.  Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m on a Hamster wheel, doing the same thing everyday and hoping for a different result (the classic definition of insanity.)

When I got news that our financing fell through two things happened:

First, I decided that the next time we do this (which may be within a year), all our financing will be in order BEFORE we list our house.

Second, I decided to change Hamster wheels.  The difference is I own the wheel and I can control how fast I need to spin it.  The best way to make a fortune, or at least live comfortably) is to own the wheel.  I can add as many gears and spindles (products and services) as I want, as long as I can control the spin of the wheel.

As for the insanity of doing the same things over and over I agree, a lot of that will happen.  The outcome, however, will be different.  At some point I can sell the business (or just shut it down), put my feet up and enjoy the sunset (or Seattle overcast, depending on where I end up.)

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