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Recession, Depression or Time for a Change? I advocate for change and here's why.
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Take charge of your life and empower yourself and the time to do it is NOW!
I have an acute sense for business and analyzing trends and this is what I believe is happening.
Eighty years ago...The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn starting in most places in 1929...It was the largest and most important economic depression in the 20th century, and is used in the 21st century as an example of how far the world's economy can fall. The depression had devastating effects in virtually every country, rich or poor. International trade plunged by half to two-thirds, as did personal income, tax revenue, prices and profits. Cities all around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry. Construction was virtually halted in many countries. Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by roughly 60 percent. Facing plummeting demand with few alternate sources of jobs, areas dependent on primary sector industries such as farming, mining and logging suffered the most. However, even shortly after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, optimism persisted; John D. Rockefeller said that "These are days when many are discouraged. In the 93 years of my life, depressions have come and gone. Prosperity has always returned and will again." Excerpted from Wikipedia.
Meanwhile...Roosevelt created the New Deal to provide relief for the unemployed, recovery of the economy, and reform of the economic and banking systems, through various agencies, such as the Works Project Administration (WPA), National Recovery Administration (NRA), and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA). Excerpted from Wikipedia. Hmmm. Interesting.
Yes, we seem to have a bit of a problem! Problems need solutions. The question is: where are we going and how are we going to get there?
I believe it is time for another great shift. People need to adjust and learn how to survive and thrive in this new environment. It is my vision that the new environment is smaller, local, sustainable communities of self-employed entrepreneurs. This is where business is heading and save therefrom major service providers like banks, insurance companies, ISP and software providers, etc., Corporate life as we knew it, is phasing out. No more salaries, retirement plans and jobs with benefits. Like Roosevelt, President Obama is creating similar stimulus programs and strongly advocating national health care. Quite similar to the events of the depression. Self employment is currently a growing market. And I, like JDR, believe in prosperity. And that it works on the principle of FLOW...
You cannot afford to wait for someone to fix your problems. Take charge of your life and empower yourself and the time to do it is NOW! I realize this is scary for anyone that hasn't already taken the leap into self employment. I understand you might think that you do not have the skills or experience to do it. And like Martin Luther King, Jr., "I have a dream ... We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back."
Stimulate the economy by co-supporting your 'network' via local, personal alliance partners for consumer goods (discretionary income). I believe collectively and collaboratively, WE ARE THE SOLUTION! "I want to be the change I want to see in the world." Quoted from Mahatma Gandhi. And I want to empower you to do it also!
Be Well & Prosper!
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