How to get ahead in 2023
125: How to tackle a challenging upcoming year
Michel de Nostradame the man best known as Nostradamus, wrote a book known as Les Prophéties way back in 1555, featuring 942 forecasts which seem to predict some major horrific events in the 2000’s and in 2023.
One of the first predictions that stand out for 2023 is 'a great war'. In his 1555 book of predictions, one line particularly stands out: "Seven months great war, people dead through evil.
We can only pray that his predictions fall short of their vivid darkness BUT we should all be prepared if they come true.
Towards the end of each year we like to do a comprehensive post on what we expect in markets, geopolitical outcomes, and societal trends.
There’s been much talk about us being in a recession. We’ve already qualified under the loose definition of a recession, with 2 negative quarters of GDP growth.
But has the worst come?
All last week I began to hear about silent tech layoffs at major companies and start ups. Some cutting 20% instantly with a single email. Wall Street is beginning to slash bonuses and promotions the grapevine is reporting.
Politics continues to get more divisive and tense as Elon Musk continues to unravel mass cases of censorship and suppression from the left with Twitter that have sinister implications for the public’s comprehension of many large profile events from thee last several years including lockdowns, January 6th, the 2020 election, and much more.
This isn’t meant to be political but the fact of the matter is — some of the highest profile developments circulate around censorship, suppression, and manipulation by left leaning institutions.
This broader theme of institutions, censorship, and the relationship between the public on historical groups of power (like companies and governments) will play out more aggressively.
More people are waking up to the gimmicks of big government and corporations. Work from home accelerated that, and now as lay offs begin to escalate as companies trim budgets and prepare for a recession, people are seeing how real things are probably going to get. Another set of illusions that seem to be getting shattered more and more by the day is the “woke” mantra and ideology.
As we’ve mentioned before - this isn’t meant to be a political talk track — but you can’t get away from the nuances of how politics is interfering in our lives and determining many of the conditions we are living through at present.
Our goals for 2023 are as follows:
Continue to make progress escaping the “matrix” or “clown world”
Become fitter and healthier (by freeing up time)
Avoid toxicity and the masses
Many of our readers are already on a great path to obtaining these things. 2023 won’t be an easy or fun year for many people in the masses. They will continue to spend frivolously, become laden with debt, continue bad habits, and worst of all — become MORE dependent on institutions, systems, and government.
We plan to do the EXACT opposite.
In 2023 we expect the gap between the “in the know” and the masses will grow. If you’ve wondered why everything seems a bit “off” since lockdowns and the top of the financial markets, you’re not alone.
We’ve watched corrupt politicians, groups, and actors take advantage of pandemic restrictions, loose monetary policy, and most recently some of the tech infrastructures that have been laid in place through the silicon valley boom which has, as of late, been intertwined in leftist politics.
It’s more important than ever for people to understand the lay of the land and how they can succeed in this ridiculous world. In 2023 we fully believe people will begin to see just how bad things have become.
In this review we will cover some of our high level expectations on:
Markets & Investing Previews
Politics & Global Developments
Crime & Social Unrest
If you want to commit in the new year to really getting ahead of the public - this is a great starting point for orienting what you should be focused on.
This post will be a good gut check for those of you looking to dial in certain aspects of your life for 2023. We’ll review a lot of the concepts we touched on this year and elaborate on the themes we think will be pervasive and impact everybody in the next year.