Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Don't make it a rainy day"

Sage advice from my dad recently, who has waged as many battles and wears as many scars as I have. More, I'm sure.

As I was speaking about some tense business negotiations I'm in (where I stand to lose a reasonable amount of forward cash flow) I mentioned that having the deal fall over wouldn't be crippling. I have structured an easy 6-9 month buffer into my arrangements. I could be unemployed for up to six months and things wouldn't change much. Given that my longest time out of work is about ten days, I'm not too nervous. But there's this:

that's rainy day money, but you don't need to make it a rainy day

Correct. Sometimes it pays not to poke the bear. And I think I have my mind right around a lot of this stuff too. The bear can remain unprovoked - or at least I can choose to stop poking it, maybe.

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