Now that January has come to a close and Super Bowl Sunday is just days away, fans will cheer on the Patriots and Falcons in the final game of the 2016-17 NFL season. Less fanatic fans will be glued to the set during commercials to see which company has the best Super Bowl 51 ad, including the first ever LIVE Super Bowl commercial: www.adweek.com/news/live
Quite often I get bored seeing every commercial try to outdo the next, especially knowing the exorbitant number of dollars being spent, and find myself switching over to the Puppy Bowl (www.puppy-bowl). This year, Fox is reportedly asking up to $5.5 million for a 30-second spot. That’s a shocking $183,333.00 per second. (And that amount is only the fee paid to Fox for the time slot. Companies often spend upwards of a million to have their commercial produced.) To help put that into perspective, in 2016 the median cost of a home in the U.S. was $193,800.00. How incredibly marvelous would it be if just one company pledged their $5.5 million to put 30 families-in-need into homes?
The majority of us, minus an elite, exceptionally-talented few, will never have the experience of playing in and winning a Super Bowl…or an NCAA Championship, or maybe not even a softball league. With that slightly humbling reality check, what is the Super Bowl of your life?
Was it buying your first car or maybe getting married? Could it be owning a home or being blessed with children? And most significantly, were you genuinely prepared?
There are so many things in life that take us by surprise that we couldn’t possibly prepare for. But for the events you know are coming, preparing financially, mentally and physically will help to reduce your stress and help to ensure your success.
Do any of the following three phrases sound familiar?
1.“Don’t worry, I’ve got everything covered.”
Lets be honest, you really don’t. Write down your goal with action steps to help stay on track. If your life event is coming in the next 6 months, work backwards and write down all of the items you need to check off to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. Ask a friend or family member to review your list.
2. “What could possibly go wrong…?”
Successfully preparing for a life event is about critical thinking to foresee bumps in the road then determining how to handle them. This is another way of ensuring you’re fully prepared and entering into the change with your eyes wide open and solutions in your back pocket. Try to think of various scenarios and how you might handle them. Are you planning a honeymoon or vacation of a lifetime? Think about purchasing trip insurance.
3. “Trust me, I can handle it myself.”
No, you can’t…you’ll need your people. When making a huge life change, you must know that times will get tough and situations will challenge you. There will be moments when you completely melt down and wonder what in the world you got yourself into. That’s when you call in the troops…your support team of like-minded people. Turn to others to pick you up, dust you off and help get you back on track.
At CRS Temporary Housing, we understand that an unexpected calamity can destroy your home. Weather-related disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes and floods, along with other incidents such as a house fire or pipe burst, can thoroughly disrupt your life. Repairs and/or reconstruction of your home can be a long haul and challenging process to endure. We strive to do our very best to reduce the stress of our customers’ temporary living situation by listening to their needs and expectations to create comfortable solutions.