Now don't get me wrong, the economic recession is affecting thousands of people across the globe.
People are losing their jobs, their homes, and relationships with loved ones are now being stretched to the limit. Even our banks are reporting massive debts; so how can any good become from an economic recession?
Let me tell you a story, I'll keep it brief I promise. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and coaching people to success online, I used to work for the Government. Sounds exciting, but it really wasn't. My role was to help people who were unemployed return to work. Not an easy job and although at times extremely rewarding, most of the time it was painfully frustrating.
Anyway, for just under four years, I steered people away from home based businesses. In fact both my colleagues and I were always advising people (wrongly I know now!) to stay clear because they were all scams and you would simply lose your money. Now a couple of years on I recently returned back to the office I used to work and gave out information to old colleagues and the public, about working from home opportunities.
Although I don't like to give my wife too much credit, occasionally she does come up with a few good ideas, the idea of starting a home based business was one of hers. Now she will tell you herself that she really struggled to get me on board with this idea. I mean let's face it, I was an unemployment adviser for the Government, surely I was right? No.
I won't go into my story here as I have told it before in another article. Suffice to say that we went from a family with a considerable amount of debt, to a family with no income worries and a lifestyle that gives me the freedom I never dreamed possible just a couple of years previous.
You see, sometimes when we are backed into a corner, this is when we really show our fighting spirit. Are you going to roll over and let this economic recession beat us or are we going to take this opportunity to try something new and maybe get the break we need?
There are many opportunities out there that could help you out in these hard times. Whether you need a couple of hundred dollars to help pay the mortgage or buy a pair of school shoes for the eldest, surely it has got to be worth giving it a try. JK Rowling the author of the Harry Potter Books was on unemployment benefit prior to writing the novels that have now made her millions. Ok, I grant you she didn't join Herbalife or Carbon Copy Pro, but that is not my point. My point is she took advantage of the situation she was in and used it as a springboard for something new.
You too can do the same. Start a gardening business, become a driving instructor or start a home based business. Whatever path you decide to take, give it 100% and never give up. Come out of the corner fighting and give the economic recession the right hook it truly deserves.