How I Made My Decision

My two alternatives were:

Life as a businessman in Oslo.
Life as an international promoter of life and liberty.

Both alternatives are good.  They can both give me the potential to live a good and happy life.  How did I decide?  I worked on this decision extensively over several months, and I want to share some of my notes and key points with you.  I worked a lot on imagining my future in five, ten, and twenty years with the exclusion method.  I sat down and analyzed the coming two to five years with each plan.

In the first alternative, I saw that life as a businessman in Oslo would mean continuing doing what I have been doing for the last few years.  Later on, I would get better at it and start to improve my performance and profits.  I saw myself living in Oslo and going to the office.  I saw myself moving into a new and better home as my business improved.

In the second alternative, I saw myself traveling for large parts of the year.  I saw myself in new places and getting excited about that.  Generally, people are afraid of change.  To keep doing what you are doing usually seems safer than change.  I also struggled with this thought.

My main concern is with the downside of the second alternative.  Some important cons of the second international alternative are:

•  Financial uncertainty.  I have a company in Oslo that is providing me with a good income.
•  Structural uncertainty.  I needed an address, a bank account, a credit card, insurance, and some structure around me.

The mitigated solution is to stay in Norway formally and keeping some of my infrastructure here.  This also allowed me to refine my second alternative so that I could, at any time, come back to Oslo.  I had the opportunity to resume the full time business career again.

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Table of Contents


I. Chapter One: Introduction to Life Planning


II. Chapter Two: Your Past



III. Chapter Three: The Influence Of Generations



IV. Chapter Four: Your Present



V. Chapter Five: Your Future



VI. Chapter Six: Your Alternatives



VII. Chapter Seven: Making The Decision

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