Economy

Staying the Course

As the economic conditions continue to falter and challenges become closer to home for all of us, we must remember that it is the ones that stay the course and survive these times who will be the future leaders.  continue reading...

Historical Comparison to Today’s Economy

I was sent this article yesterday by my good friend and financial planner, Tom Steelman.  It was very nice to get this type of real data comparing today’s economy and other recessions in U.S. history.  I have held the belief, and blogged on it several times, that the media is telling a different story because of it’s propensity toward “if it bleeds, it leads” modality.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and find it encouraging to know that the sky is not falling. continue reading...

Pain or Empowerment

I read this article on a local news site and it got me thinking.

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It’s The Jerk Who Gets The Press

Within all social systems there are people who do things wrong, amoral, shocking, illegal, and so on and they get the press.  When you think of religion or business, young people, or even movie stars, it is the jerk, the bad news guy that gets the media time.  The media’s attention to negative details has society as a whole making blanket judgments about unfamiliar social systems that aren’t based on facts.  They are based on a story of one person doing it wrong. continue reading...

Definition of Wealth

Most people define wealth in terms of possessions; the more you “have,” the wealthier you are. It’s about the car, the house, the clothes, etc. As a Family First Entrepreneur I define wealth in terms of how much available time you have to spend with your loved ones, as well as how much time you have to give of yourself in the pursuit of your higher purpose. So give me a small house, a couple of used cars, a Ross Dress for Less wardrobe and two full time parents who get to enjoy the more delicious side of life. That is my definition of wealth. continue reading...

Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca has a book out called Where Have All the Leaders Gone? and I read some excerpts from it recently. In it he criticizes the leadership of this country in a very appropriate way. Although I don’t agree with everything he had to say, it made me think. As Family First Entrepreneurs, we need to be concerned about this from two angles. continue reading...

The Cash Flow Crunch

At the present time in America one current situation that I find around every corner is a struggle with cash flow; its presence is being felt across all economic lines affecting the rich and the poor alike. continue reading...

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