Back when I was a tweenager, I started taking Karate lessons.
I never got that good at it until I met this guy Jim, who helped me figure out how to defend myself as a 130lb weakling.
Anyway, at the time, there were a bunch of bigger guys in the dojo, all of whom could pick me up and throw me across the room. Jim’s advice? Climb up on top of them. Literally climb on top of them and take them down. So… I did. I’m not gonna lie.
It was awkward and it sort of looked like I was some crazy drunk guy desperately flailing my body around, but… it worked. Anywho, point? My sensei was trying to teach me a valuable lesson about self-defense. If you can’t go through your opponent, and you can’t run away, and you can’t go around them, then… you go over them.
You find a way. And my way was to literally jump up on and climb over my opponents who wouldn’t expect someone like me to be so agile and bold.
The same lesson can be applied to your finances. Now, go forth and jump, young grasshopper:
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