A conviction I often try to share is that folks need to pursue their passions. As I attended the Christian Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week, a guy I just met was telling me that he thought this must be a difficult time to coach folks or to start a business because of the economy. I told him that it's a great time to be working with folks or starting a business because it is times like this where ideas get launched and people can take the time to evaluate where they are in life. Large corporations are shedding workers like crazy. 3 million jobs have been lost in the past year. Are all of the workers who have been laid off poor performers? Of course not! There are extremely talented people getting laid off. I still believe that those who get laid off can be the winners in this. This is a time where those in transition can work on implementing their dreams.
This opportunity is not restricted to those out of work. Individuals staying behind often take on bigger work loads. Benefits have been reduced and are not likely to return, or certainly not to the levels they used to be. There is much less loyalty to employees than has been seen before. Hopefully this will become a catalyst for people to