I have been saying for a while that there is a lot of good that can come out of all this bad. It’s all in how you look at it and choose to respond to it. Credit is going to be harder to get. Bad thing? Some people think so. I see it as a good thing. Credit will be loaned only to people who actually have the ability to repay the loan. Thus making our banking system more stable. Companies are going out of business. Bad thing? Sometimes. But many times these companies are going out of business because they were surviving only because times were prosperous and not because they were any good at supplying a high quality product or service. So I say, “Bye-bye” to them and good riddance.
I get a lot of emails about people losing their jobs and being out of work. I know how hard this can be on families and the financial impact it has on people. I am not a calloused jerk when it comes to the hardships caused by this recession. But losing your job might be just the opportunity you need. Maybe you need to look at it from a different perspective.
This week I received an article, written by George Bullock, a friend of mine from my old hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma. It sums up my feelings about the job market better than anything I have seen to date. And since it comes from a person who is looking for a job, I think it carries more weight than my words would on the subject. I hope it causes you to think.