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Bad blogger!

Okay, I know I have neglected this blog. My excuse is not that I was on virtually non-stop travel in December, first for speaking and then for a cruise. It is not that I was lazy over the holidays. It is that I have been immersed in writing a book on winning in a losing economy. I was writing — but not for this page.

I’ve heard from hundreds of you over the holidays, and that has been heartening. Thanks so much for all of your good wishes.  

I know that many of you are very, very discouraged over the economy. Hang in there. Things have to turn around. In the meantime, make up your mind that you are not going to bottom out because your attitude bottoms out. It is awfully easy to get caught up in the negativity. Instead, have great confidence that things will ultimately work out.

I have a close friend who showed up for work yesterday, the first day of work in 2009. She got laid off. This is devastating because she is the sole support for her disabled husband and two children. She spent yesterday and today really getting out there and circulating her resume. She’ll be at it again, tomorrow. I hope she will keep this up without getting discouraged because, if she does, she will find something.

So many people have given in to the negativity. They invest some effort to finding a job, but they convince themselves that there isn’t anything, so they wind up finding nothing. Look, there is no denying the shrinking workforce and terrible economic climate that exists today. That is reality. It is truth. But there is more to it than that.

Some people are finding work. Some people are finding opportunity. Make up your mind to be one of them. That decision makes such a huge difference. Stay positive. You’ll get through this.

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