Living as a Nation with the Unknown
The election is over, but there is a lot we still do not know about how the nation will move forward after this tough political season. We also don’t know how much worse things are going to get with COVID-19 before they get better.
“Life has thrown us all a curveball,” says Leumas Security Services Founder Samuel Griffin III, “and it’s time to decide if we can step up to the plate and hit it out of the park.
“When dealing with the unknown it’s easy to feel helpless, or even hopeless,” says Griffin, who is also the author of Rent-A-Cop Reboot. “For me, these are times when I lean on my faith. I trust that what is happening is in God’s plan. I am also grateful that God guided me through several situations that taught me the value of having a Plan B.
“Plan B is the backup plan you should start using when your original idea or situation won’t work,” he says. “Plan B is for when things change, sometimes quickly like they did with the pandemic, and you can’t control things the way you used to. Or the way you thought you did. What will you do?”
Griffin says, “Create a Plan B that includes an investment that will pay you even if you are not working. This could be an investment property, or a financial investment such as stocks. Know what your major bills are and save enough to cover those expenses for 6 to 12 months. If you don’t have investments or savings have good credit. You can lean on your good credit if you need to, but this should be a last resort because it increases your debt.
“Money moves like the ones I described can help sustain you during a difficult time,” says Griffin, “and the way COVID-19 cases are increasing it looks like these current difficult days may be with us for a while. With no end date in sight, all of us must have a Plan B that includes flexibility and the willingness to learn new behaviors. Those behaviors include social distancing, wearing a mask, and consistent hand washing to help keep COVID-19 at bay.
“We are all living with the unknown. Getting through it is not easy for most of us, but with faith, hope, and courage we can do what’s necessary to celebrate our success when this is over,” Griffin says.