You are hereby authorized to do whatever you feel you have the guts to try. You are hereby notified that you don’t ever have to ask anyone else’s permission to be successful or happy at anything.
If you think you can do it. You’re authorized, by the power vested in your own soul, as evidenced by this certificate, to live your dreams to the max. Now.
Now here’s the rest of the news:
Global Economic War – Where the Dollar Stands in the Chaos
The Ukraine conflict is the start of a new world war, Brandon Smith of alt-market.us warns – and the dollar will be the first casualty… [Read Here]
Jerome Powell Begs Washington to Save the American Economy
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell went public on 60 Minutes recently – and buried in his interview we found a desperate plea to the Biden administration… [Read Here]
February 13, 2023
The labor market continues to defy other economic data showing a slowdown. The danger? Strong job growth – as well as wage growth – is keeping inflationary pressures high. And the Federal Reserve looks to the job market as one of many signs for how their policy changes are working.
With yield curves deeply inverted, it’s likely that if the labor market starts to truly flip to rising unemployment, things could change quickly. That’s a good reason not to chase the market rally since the start of the year, and why traders should continue to look for downside trades as well as upside ones.
Now here’s the rest of the news:
Bloomberg’s Gold Investment Advice Is Spot On
Do Bloomberg’s readers really need a primer on gold investment? Aren’t they all experienced economists and investors who know every asset inside and out?… [Read Here]
February 13, 2022
It’s not just any, newly found day!
February 13, 2021
The Overlooked Secret to Success
“Vision is the ability to see potential in what others overlook.”
Vision is the indispensable quality of success. Take leadership, for example. Without vision, a team’s energy ebbs, people begin to miss deadlines, team members’ personal agendas begin to dominate, production falls, and eventually team members scatter. With it, the team’s energy surges, people meet their deadlines, personal agendas fade into the background, production increases, and the people working together become a thriving team.
Now, consider fitness, or more specifically, weight loss. With a vivid vision of where you see yourself, you remain passionate and focused, you hit your daily and weekly exercise goals, you stick with your nutrition plan, and you plan and prepare appropriately. Without vision, you’re likely the next statistic, falling off the diet wagon, skipping workouts, and victim to weight regain (if you actually lost any in the first place).
Clear vision does wonders – for yourself and those around you. Among its greatest benefits are direction and passion. Vision sets direction for your life. It’s like having a road map. It prioritizes both action and values, helping you remain focused. And it creates passion. It lights a fire within leaders that can spread to others.
Before moving on, let’s highlight a very important point, made particularly clear by Joel A. Barker, who said, “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”
When it comes to vision, Helen Keller may have said it best. When asked what would be worse than being born blind, she answered, “To have sight without vision.”
The most successful people have one thing in common. They see more and before others. What makes that indispensable is that it allows themselves and others around them to begin expanding their vision and acting on it quicker. If the leader, for example, doesn’t see the vision, the people never will.
When you discover your vision, it becomes your fire, your inspiration, and your guide. If you haven’t found it yet, don’t give up. Keep looking. You’ll know it when you find it. And when you do, nurture it, embrace it, own it, and paint a compelling picture of it to others.
Because vision is the indispensable quality of success. Without it, you will never develop the amazing person within you to the fullest.
Make it a great day,
Change That Up!
February 13, 2020
The price of housing represents the most acute part of this crisis. In metro areas such as the Bay Area, Seattle, and Boston, severe supply shortages have led to soaring prices — millions of low- and middle — income families are no longer able to purchase centrally located homes. The median asking price for a single-family home in San Francisco has reached $1.6 million; even with today’s low interest rates, that would require a monthly mortgage payment of roughly $6k — assuming that a family puts down the standard 20 percent. In Manhattan, listings for sale now ask an average of nearly $1,800 per square foot.
The problem now even extends to rural areas, where income growth has lagged in the post-recession period. A recent report by the Pew Charitable Trusts found “sizable” increases in the number of house-holds spending half or more of their income on housing in rural counties across the country. The housing crisis is hitting Bertie County, North Carolina, and Irion County, Texas, too.
The “cost burden” of health coverage climbed through the 2010s; just from 2010 to 2016, family private-insurance premiums jumped 28 percent to $17,710, while median household incomes rose less than 20 percent. That meant less take-home pay for workers. Deductibles — what a family has to fork over before insurance kicks in — also soared. From 2010 to 2016, the share of employees in health plans with a deductible jumped from 78 percent to 85 percent. And the average annual deductible went from less than $2,000 to more than $3,000.
“Don’t even ask about student-loan-debt.” It’s mind boggling… 😉
February 13, 2019
Spoke to my friend Ken on the phone about how his new ‘ground breaking’ MLM business is really taking off. I said I would follow his progress… but, I’ve got enough going on right now, right here. … it’s about to EXPLODE.
I’ve always been fascinated by dreamers. And making dreams come true for myself and others is what my life is about. Today’s ”Live the Dream” quote:
”The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.” — Ashleigh Brilliant