I'm so thrilled the election movie is finally over. We spent more than $8 for every man, woman and child in America to pick a president. I wonder if it will become a success at the box office. But we proved once more that America still is the land of Opportunity. Where else on earth, or anywhere in the Milky Way Galaxy for that matter, is this phenomenon even conceivable? And for that I am proud to be an American.
While many people here and around the world perceive this event as a shift in our consciousness, and I certainly agree with that wholeheartedly, I am not so sure what this president can really do to make any wholesale changes. In reality, the only person who can affect any positive change is you. Never mind what the new government can do for you. Just be mindful of what you can do for yourself and your loved ones. So, all I have to say about this hoopla is: So what? Now what?
Historically speaking, a change in presidency simply shifts the balance of power and money from one group of people and industry to another. To me it seems that very 4 or 8 years, the horseman changes but the horse is pretty much the same. There may be little tweaks here and there but ultimately the horse must follow along a certain long term path. Does my statement seem shocking to you? Just examine the record of our presidents in the last 50 years to see what percent of their promises actually came true and how many "dumb mistakes" they made at our expense? Were they ever held accountable? Did you see any heads roll? We have been rewarding incompetence and that's exactly what we have been producing, more incompetent people in both our politics and economics. Bailouts are just another form of handouts to the few at the expense of many. Is this going to save the day? No way Jose!
So, no matter how excited you might be about our future, do not look at our politicians, or our so called leaders, to change anything for you and your family. Don't think for a moment you can get any real help from your government now or in the future. Like it or not, that responsibility is placed squarely on your own shoulders. So, what are you to do in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression? for starters, transform your thoughts: Recognize the inherent existence of opportunity in crisis. And then, here are some useful tools to help you achieve financial independence.