Today is December 1, and 2010 is wrapping up. Just from the news media, it does not seem like 2010 lived up the great expectations. Nonetheless, if you are still breathing you have a fighting chance. This is not the time to give up. You can still make it. People are facing unemployment, people are losing their homes, the stock market is not doing very well, and you are wondering, what in the world am I going to do in 2011. The first thing to do is not to panic. If you panic you will not be able to think straight. You will make foolish, drastic, decisions based on a temporary situation. Times are hard, but there are people getting $15M a year and they are saying that is not enough. What that tells me is that there is money in the world. The money has not left the planet, it is just not in your hands, yet. Yet, is a word that you are going to have to learn real fast. As this year draws to a close and you look and see that you cannot even pay your bills when you are working, and you are wondering how in the world are you going to do this when there is not even unemployment income to tide you through. It will make you panic, it will make you become hopeless, it will make you want to throw in the towel. But don’t quit just yet. The solution is not outside of you – it is inside of you. You have creative power on the inside of you. Look inside of yourself for the solution. The news said that the government did not extend unemployment benefits, and so far, no politician has come out and taken a stand and say, no this is wrong. They know there are very few jobs, and yet, they failed to pass the bill. What does that tell you? It should tell you that the answer will not come from the politicians. You will have to reinvent yourself. What are your skills? Don’t throw up your hands, get a notebook and a pen and begin to write down all the ways you know that you can make money and then begin to talk to people and do research and see how you can get started. Remember, there is money on the planet, you just need one or two ways to get some. There are many online opportunities. One website called Cafe Press allows you to design and sell things on their site. In about 30 minutes you cane set up a store. Take a look at this one
Think your way out. Last year there was a woman in New Jersey who had no job and her house was in foreclosure. She knew how to bake and so she got her family together and using her kitchen stove, she baked pies and sold to the community. She saved her house and not only that, but a local bakery came forward to bake her pies for her and help her with packaging. Hey, you never know. Don’t panic.