Election Result Impact on Business Owners
As a resident of a battleground state (OH), I have been fed a steady barrage of the same political messages from both parties for the last 6 months. Let me sum it up that message for you in case you missed it:
If you elect the “other” candidate,
dire consequences will befall you,
your family and your country.
Freedom itself hangs in the balance.
Only time will tell if this prediction will come true. But here is the reality…I was disappointed with the results of the election…highly disappointed. On the day after the election, I found my enthusiasm for business building and uncovering opportunity on the wane…and I didn’t like that feeling. It’s not me.
Spotlight of Attention
I recognized that my spotlight of attention had been focused on the election through the summer and fall of campaigning. Continuing to focus on the activities of our nation’s capital will only be a distraction to my attitude and business performance. In order to shift gears from my election disappointments, I gave myself ONE day to wallow in the bitterness of defeat. That’s it. One day. I suggest that you do the same.
After six months of election noise, it’s time to turn the spotlight of attention on your own business. What was unknown at the beginning of the election week is now known. Move on.
I am an optimist.
I believe in everyday people.
I believe in my clients.
I believe that the answers to most of America’s challenges can be found in the free market system.
I still believe in America.
As business owners, what you do matters. You have a DIRECT impact on your family, your employees, and your community. When you build a strong, healthy business, you help to build a strong nation.
What you do everyday, matters to America.
Never forget that.
Tell me how you change your attitude or perspective when it gets off track?