Eight things you can do to be in the top 2% of people in a chaotic world

Alex Mathers
4 min readSep 25


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the world is not predictable.

There is no one place you can reliably settle and know with confidence that shit won’t go south at any point.

This is especially the case in the now undeniably collapsing ‘West.’

This is not for everyone, but if you want long term security, freedom, the option to live how you want, and your sanity intact, you need to read this:

Think mobile.

Start getting comfortable with living more than ten miles from mummy and daddy.

The planet is pretty spacious, and there are these cool things called planes and trains and stuff.

You need to start wrapping your head around leaving, being footloose, flexible, and developing self-reliance. Shit can break out anywhere at any time. Why are you still suckling on mummy’s titty?

Live light.

We live in an age that rewards those who don’t own a ton of shit they have to keep lugging around.

Think like Marie Kondo and drop anything that doesn’t spark joy. But more importantly, let go of unnecessary belongings so you can scram sharpish should you need to get out of dodge.

You need to think like a soldier.

If you do need heavy ass stuff, at least know how to arrange for storage and lean towards leasing as much as you can.

Everything I own fills two large bags.

Maintain a healthy mind.

Nowhere is safe if you can’t manage your mind and have mental health problems at every turn.

This is solvable and learnable. It starts with physical fitness and sleep.

Next, you need to master letting go of unhelpful thoughts, so you can power forward in bold action.

Follow me for more on exactly how to do this.

Create remote income.

If you’re to live flexibly and not be tied to any one place, you need location-independent income streams.



Alex Mathers

Helping you develop mental strength, write better, and grow your brand. Regular tips: https://www.masteryden.com/