Let’s face it, things in our world and nation are looking rather dim these days. A weakening economy, unprecedented job losses and unemployment, failing banks, crooks on Wall Street and in financial institutions, ponzi schemes galore – it seems endless. And to make matters worse, the media is stewing us in the doom and gloom of the day – inciting more anxiety in the hearts of all who watch and listen. Quite frankly, some days it seems a bit too much to take. Still even worse is when these economic ills begin to directly affect our lives. Many of us who once felt secure about our careers and financial future, now find ourselves jobless in the storm of a troubled economy. Or maybe, you’re finding yourself financially strapped with a bad mortgage or rising debt, unable to meet your rising payments.
Filling the hearts and minds of many are despair, fear, uncertainly, panic and anxiety – to name a few. Oh, how we long for the days when things seemed so certain and predictable – when jobs were a plenty and money seemed available to make dreams come true.
From Financial Stimulus to Personal Stimulus
It appears that our government is trying to figure out a way to help us out, to make sure that we all don’t end up circling the drain together. Will this Financial Stimulus work? I don’t know. Does anyone really know? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding “NO”. It would seem that even the brightest economists don’t know. And given that I’m not really that political a creature, I won’t comment on what I think about it. However, I will share some wisdom that I believe is relevant to each of us for our personal situations. These Seven Tips are ways that I believe if we practice, will help each of us stay on track in the midst of an apparent global, financial train wreck.
By keeping the above seven tips in mind, we’ll weather this financial crisis much better. Let’s stop worrying about the “Financial Stimulus” and focus on our own “Personal Stimulus” to make our lives as productive and financially successful as possible.