Monday, 4 June 2012

Shore Up Your GTH Fund!

Yes, you need to shore up your GTH account, that's if you have one anyway. In case you don't, buckle your seat belt and continue reading.

For the 'newbies', GTH is an acronym (coined by 21st Century Mom) for Go To Hell (now, you won't get that on Wikipedia or any of these wonderful online resources we are constantly faced with anytime we punch words into Google) 

GTH Account is purposely to give you a 'soft landing' if / when you are (suddenly) shoved off your high horse. And for we women, the horses can't be higher, tottering around on our 6inches platform heels, with our beautifully made-up faces, flaunting our Channels or Louis Vuitton bags.
 Just ask the recently laid off staffers unceremoniously shoved out of their comfort zones.

Fact 1: More will get the bitter treatment in the coming days. 
Fact 2: Few people saw it coming 
Fact 3: Fewer had Plan B in place, no GTH account. (Can't really blame them, what with the 'gold merchants' choosing every pay-day to pop in with beautiful, inviting stuffs)
Sad thing is we refuse to learn from the experiences of past 'victims' and have chosen to close our eyes to the inevitable.

So, where do I start from?
Discipline, discipline and discipline. Disciplining oneself financially may not be easy, that's why it's called DISCIPLINE; but with practice, it would soon become a way of life.
Next step is to think, think and do more thinking of your Plan B if you do not already have one. 
Just visualize this scenario, you came into the office and barely settled down before the HRM who you still gisted with yesterday evening before closing called you for a meeting at the Conference Room and started career counseling you before handing over the dreaded enveloped letter, just what would be your reaction? Don't be deceived by the empathy and all, you have just been told to Go To Hell with the cheque as a palliative to deaden the pain.
Okay, after the initial shock and rush of adrenalin, would you be able to walk away with your head held high knowing the diving board is waiting for you to step up and dive fully with all abandon into your business pool?

We have Organizations that allow their employees to actually undertake other business(es) so long it is different from the Company's business and you do not 'shortchange' the Organization by tending to your affairs during official working hours; but how many of us actually do involve ourselves in other profitable endeavors?
Very few, we are all comfortably ensconced in our cocoon forgetting that nothing lasts forever.

I say it's time to broaden our horizon and start funding our GTH account religiously.

That is the gospel according to St. Abby, have a wonderful week beautiful people.


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