So a snow warning has made way into the public conscience, and the guilt and fear of being unprepared has once again has gripped the frail hearts of mankind, in the Triangle region of Carolina.
But we shall not fear. We can't control the snow. We can't control power outages. We can't control the utter inability of the majority of the population not having clue-one on how to drive in this stuff. And we certainly cannot control the strange phenomena of people clearing out the milk and bread aisles at the mere mention of a snow WARNING.
What we can do is stay active with the one or two things that carry the cause forward. This is the beauty of the age. We no longer need a solid physical line to carry data to and fro, dosey doe, back and forth, up and down, sideways, front ways and backwards. No, no, no, sir! This isn't a square dance, pard'.
We only need a WiFi connection and we are G to the Olden. (Golden!) And, should the fine folks at Comcast, Time Warner, AT & T, or <insert name of vapid service provider here> fail and falter, and the mysteries of the world wide web no longer be within our frail and fearful grip, then there are other things that we can surely do to move forward.
So, for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure if you are a grumpy grinch type), here are a list of snow globe activities that you can shake up when the world shuts down:
You can do an analysis or an autopsy on your deals. Which ones were good? Which ones were bad? Why?
You can prepare marketing letters or postcards for the masses.
You can floss your cat. (You don't need cat plaque and gingivitis harshing your mellow, or your productive mode, or even quenching your thirst for work and progress with that foul stench.)
You can read up on investment analysis.
You can read up on real estate development.
You can take a nap and dream about your next deal.
You can call your realtor five times and purposely "Forget" why you are calling the first three times, remember why you are calling on the fourth call, and conveniently "forget" on the fifth -just to keep him or her wondering about your sanity.
You can try to teach others about this crazy world of wholesalers and renovators (or, as we prefer to call ourselves, "transformers") out there. (No, not the Shia LaBeouf/Bumble Bee types.)
If power comes back on, you can watch the Transformer series. (Yes, the one with Shia LaBeouf and Bumble Bee.)
You can feel utterly ridiculous for watching (and possibly enjoying) Transformers with Shia LaBeouf and Bumble Bee.
You can take a long, hard look at cash flow for your business.
You can call your contractor.
You can cold-call prospects in a hot neighborhood.
You can cold-call politicians and ask for their support in the upcoming elections.
You can work on your website. Even if the web is down.
You can work on your advertisements.
You can order Swag for your worthless branding that produces zero results and does absolutely nothing other than stroke your ego.
You can think about your branding and marketing and devise some systems to produce and measure results.
You can write a comment to every Box Bend Crew Blog Post going back to July of 2014.
You can post those comments if the power comes back on.
You can comment about the state of the world today to no one in particular. Or to your cat, if you would like.
You can follow up those comments with comments about the young people today.
You can walk your goldfish.
You can protect your goldfish from the cat -that little fur ball -with the gleaming teeth and rakish smile.
You can realize that you are to blame for the cat's gleaming teeth and rakish smile. You flossed him or her.
You can pay all your carrying cost bills.
You can balance your house flipping or house renovation or real estate business check book.
You can weep over the balance in your check book and seek out libations, and possibly a VHS throwback copy of the first Transformers, and a generator for power.
You can build a fantasy Lego version of your dream place, replete with grotto and outsized swimming pool.
You can build the same place in Mine Craft.
You can dig up your parent's Lincoln Logs (or your own) and build a rustic, pioneer version of your fantasy place.
You can call the Lincoln Log version, "Igor," just because you can. Really. Who is going to stop you?
You can start that book you always wanted to write about this business.
You can start that podcast you always wanted to start about this business.
You can listen to those podcasts you downloaded but couldn't listen to at work without some serious looks of consternation emanating from the boss-man's or boss-lady's office.
You can listen to the sound of the cat thrashing around in the goldfish bowl.
You can listen real hard for cries of help from the goldfish.
Or you can just sit. And think.
You can just sit because the sun does not shine. It is too wet to play. So you can just sit in the house all this cold, cold, wet day.
We look forward to hearing what you did when the world shut down and the Deep South lost it's ever-loving mind. (Bless our hearts.) In the meantime, where is that cat?
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