• Courtney Kirschaum

Rain Man's secret will see you through this storm

Watch the movie The Big Short right about now and your friends might think you have a crystal ball or could side hustle as a fortune-teller.

What I love about it?  

It makes something super-complicated - the 2008 economic cratering -  understandable. And tells a human story about what happened leading up to the financial crisis.

Quick summary

"In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps."

His investors were enraged. ENRAGED… 

Remember, this was before anyone knew anything was wrong. Most people didn't see the signs and if they did, they thought, "That's impossible."

Fortune tellers like Burry were nearly non-existent then. The same clients who loved it when he'd made them money in the conventional away, didn't believe him when he went against conventional "wisdom."

The emails he got were an acid bath. A tsunami of rage and lawsuit threats.

Ultimately his foresight and his persistence in the face of their abuse,made them rich.

Right now, some of the top finance gurus are saying this is a "once in a lifetime chance to buy stocks."

It's a once in a lifetime chance to do a lot of things... and without the conventional backlash. Think about that. 

There's an old cowboy saying, "Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance."

Cows will gather together and lay down in a field before rain. Test it out if you live near cows and can get out of the house. 

On my "quarantine walk" last night, frogs were singing so loudly, I spontaneously recorded it. 

Then, not three hours later, I read that the louder frogs sing the more likely you are to get a rainstorm. 

Some believe a ring around the moon is a bad omen.

That depends.

Count the number of stars inside the ring. In that many days, you'll be getting some serious weather. If you live in Colorado and are praying for snow, that's great news. 

The only rain dance that matters now is yours.

You can do something in this time, or you can come out of "quarantine" 10 pounds heavier and living the same story.

Or you can take yourself somewhere new.

Right now, I’m rain dancing like the Isley Brothers singing, "Take me to the Next Phase" is blasting through speakers the size of a 50-roll package of Costco toilet paper.

Despite lots of people claiming to know how it’s going to go, we know one thing for sure: this will end. 

This is a chance to rewrite your story.

A free pass to change...

And the beauty is... no one will "ding" you for it. Because all the rules are changing. 

You can do what you want.

Let this be your get out of jail free card and your clean slate. 

If you want to dance a new dance and start a new story, let's go.

Don't let procrastination hold you back.

Write your own story.

Get people putting you on their call list to do what you want to do.

Watch this pay off in ways you can't even predict, Michael Burry, style.

Don't get mad, get ready. 


This is going out like a lamb. Get it before March 31st and you'll get an invite to join live profile editing and strategy sessions (in April). These are yours if you're on the Booster Shot roster. 

Your friendly weather person and career non-guru.

Thank you lettin' me do it all again,


Ps – About those frogs... see (or rather hear) the video @Instagram and follow me there.

Pss…Never heard The Isley Brothers singing "Take Me to the Next Phase"? OMG you don't know what you're missing! Best funk ever. …We need volunteers….


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