Are you starting to feel anxious about your economy and the future of your business? We’re sorry to say this but the shit show is just getting started. COVID-19 and its repercussions on health, society, and the global economy are just a fraction of the problems ahead. We saw it coming and it is finally here, the cycle couldn’t be stretched any longer, welcome to the start of 80 years of hard times. 

In the middle of the chaos, this episode is special. Gary Hibbert is a full-time real estate investor and entrepreneur who has helped hundreds of clients through strategic plans and public speaking. Today, Gary will be taking the lead in a non-filtered conversation with Stefan Aarnio about the uncertain future of small businesses, the value of money throughout history, and the long term impacts of the current health crisis. Spoiler alert: if you didn’t get rich back in the 90s you are basically screwed.

We are now entering the beginning and overlapping of not only one but two important historical cycles. Aarnio has been mentioning both in his books and his podcast for ages now, so you can’t say you weren’t warned. Possible wars, currencies collapsing and a threatening global bankruptcy is around the corner. Stefan has crucial advice for you if you don’t want to be a part of the millions of businesses harshly affected by the COVID-19, but you have to take action today. Listen now to build an effective business strategy to overcome the unavoidable aftermath of the lockdown and collective hysteria. The weak culture era is officially over, are you willing to take the bull by the horns and rise as a strong man?

Podcast Summary 

(01:40) – What is money, really? Stefan’s perspective on the world’s real currency.

(08:23) – Get ready for the inevitable: How COVID-19 will impact the world as we know it.

(14:39) – Lockdown doesn’t equal time waste: Refinance your portfolio, put your cash in your account, and hold on!

(19:24) – Action step: make your future business work despite the crisis and why your eyes should stay on the money.

(28:27) – Will the pandemic bring something deeper than a depression?

(34:28) – Sorry haters! Stefan Aarnio was right all along: behind the pages of Hard Times Create Strong Men.

(47:07) – It was never a work of fiction: How weak men are finished while strong men will rise.

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Episode Resources

Hard Times Create Strong Men by Stefan Aarnio

The Fourth Turning by William Strauss

The Lessons of History by Will Durant

A History of Central Banking by Stephen Mitford

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