This question , why do you need 5 ways to grow? What is in it for you? What are you signing up for? Reasonable question. Why always is a powerful word and can help discover many answers.
This post will consider one of the questions that life asks you to answer, but an important one. We find that people follow the 5 ways to grow as they have ideas, they have dreams but do not have the skills and abilities to reach them. But it is clear that first we need a dream. That is what we mean by creator. A person with an idea, with a dream. Someone committed to following that is, in our view, an innovator. An innovator is someone who has prepared and is taking the steps. The steps we think involve following a project management system. As you do you acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities. These competencies and capabilities will help you in all parts of your life.
So today we will speak to the biggest decision you will probably ever make. The decision where to live and more importantly, where to buy- a property to call home. The possible answers to this question has changed in the last 5 years. There have been dramatic changes. The first we will speak about in this post is the ‘where’. The choice has completely widened and we think, this is for the better. We dig more into this for our Patreon subscribers.
So let us take an article in April 2020 published by the Irish Times. The article is one in a series comparing prices of property in rural Ireland (in this case, Wexford) vs Dublin. This sometimes compares properties in Ireland with France or Thailand, but here we are just going to take one example within Ireland.
The reason for this is that we are working on the basis that you have made the first decision, I want to work and live my best life in Ireland. We will assume that you have gone through the Project management steps to reach this decision and have looked at all the risks and rewards for doing so.
So this article is useful for the purpose of looking deeper into the question, where in Ireland. Of course, in the scheme of things, you may have reached the Ireland part of the decision as an emotional decision. We hope so as it should be an emotional decision. Having made it, you need to tick all the boxes to execute that decision. This is again where the PM structure will help you.
But looking at the options of Wexford vs. Dublin. You can see above the 42m2 apartment in D7 for €235,000. The picture below shows a detached property of 150 m2 in Wexford with views on 0.2 Ha. Again for €235,000.
But, and here is the but: one is in the middle of a city and one is in the middle of the country. Since the arrival of Covid-19 the old arguments about needing to live near work , schools and health care are more or less gone for a large % of the working population. Remote work, e- learning, and tele-medicine have moved to the forefront. These parts of your life can now be managed from nearly anywhere. But what has not moved is leisure, friends, community, and activities. So there is a trade off.
It is our view that these huge house price discrepancies in sales value per sq. m, will change in the future. If many people look at the options and choose to move to where they love then that will regenerate rural communities and create opportunities for people who work hands on and need people to survive in their business. This will lead to more demand for property and this will of course put prices up.
So that is a main cornerstone now in the where to live decision. The old ways of making this decision are probably gone. You need to spend time considering carefully, ‘where?’. To help in this there are many information sources regarding activities in locations. Here is one for County Wexford and there are others also. Look at these and add the information into your where to live project and decisions.
Where you live is one of the most important decisions that you will make. The main reason being is that it is one of the hardest decisions to change. To sell a property takes a great deal of time. It is regarded as a fairly illiquid asset. Sales cycles can be short at 6 months or longer. It can take decades to sell a property. But if you are inclined to choose country over city, then all our other sections on regenerative gardening will keep you really busy!