The Future Looks Challenging

Darrin Atkins
2 min readFeb 22, 2024

Prepare yourself now for all of the changes that are on the world’s horizon

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Things can be difficult.

That’s right. And sometimes tough times can appear out of nowhere, when you least expect it and when you are not prepared.

Lately, all kinds of events have been happening in the world that are often precursors to even bigger news later on.

Here are some examples:

  • Inflation
  • Deflation
  • Stagnation
  • Wars
  • Conflicts
  • Economic sanctions
  • Unemployment
  • Tough times
  • Skyrocketing prices
  • Emotional rhetoric

A lot of these activities are caused by economic issues that can lead to serious political instability and crisis. Yes, these are things that are worth giving attention to, and we need to think about the upcoming future. It may not be an easy time for the next ten years.

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Prepare Now

What can we do to prepare ourselves for the dark times that could be on the way? Staying positive is one thing, but you might consider doing other things as well just in case.

  • Work hard. Stay indispensable at work and be the best employee you can be.
  • Be grateful. Some workers are clearly appreciative of their role in a workplace and it shows every day.
  • Build connections. Always try to sustain your interpersonal relationships and create new ones every chance you get.
  • Consider side gigs. Look around for things you can do on the side, either for money or to develop new skills.
  • Protect your investment money. Consider less risky assets because you never know when a market correction could happen.

Sudden news can have a quick effect on the economy and financial markets. If something bad happens and you are not prepared for it, please don’t panic.

There are plenty of people who can help you in difficult times. There are local government phone numbers that you can call for help. There are crisis organizations that know how to assist in many ways. There are suicide hotlines as well.

Yes, the world can change rather quickly. But you can be ready for that by being mentally tough, financially prepared, and emotionally strong. You can do it.

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Darrin Atkins

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