Friday, January 16, 2009

State of the Economy? or should I say the Media?

We all know that the economy is in a recessionary state. We also should know that this is a cyclical nature that happens quite often in our economy and in any free market aka capitalistic environment. What we may not realize, however, is how much the media controls our thoughts and minds on the matter. We are in a recession yes, but do we have to choose to be doom and gloom about it? Is this not still the land of opportunity? Isn't every other nation in the world having similar struggles? Why can't get past the fact that we are in a recession and work our way through it. Why do we have to be constantly reminded about the 'hard times' and 'struggling economy.'

My thought is this, why not use this opportunity to get ahead. People have free time, start a business! Need extra income, start doing something about it. I found a way to make forty dollars yesterday without having any money. Just by working through a simple formula of paint cans and a stencil, I could have easily made much more than that, but wanted an example of a simple thing someone could do to make money with literally no overhead. You find a person who wants numbers painted on the curb, get them to pay ahead, go buy the supplies, and follow up with neighbors who may be willing to pay 15 to 20 bucks to have it done. This is just one of thousands of business ideas that are potentially out there to those industrious enough to move forward.

Real Estate is the same. I hear people tell me all the time, I would love to invest if I had the money. That seems to be the most common excuse anyone has these days. I met with someone today who doesn't have any money, but we discussed three different things he could do to start investing today!

You don't need money, there is money to be found, what you need are goals and desires to exit the hole you are in and move forward! Let's quit listening to the media and go make a difference.

1 comment:

nlevel said...

I think your blog is saying exactly what is needed. I think that we as people focus more on negative energy than we need by being controlled by media. Media is dangerous it really spreads only the views of a select few, whoever they are. Unbias media would report positives as well as negative. Just to keep balance. Financially, Americans are not as knowleagable as they need to be in order to see through a market freeze. To unfreeze the market it has alot to do with the attitude of people and them changing there habits. As you know change is sometimes very crucial to survival.