Six Ways To Turn Desires Into Gold – From Think and Grow Rich

If you have read it, it is worth reading again and making notes. If you have not read it,  you will be well served by reading it.  The book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill  is readily available on line. It is priceless.

I am writing formula “Six Ways To Turn Desires Into Gold” as a reminder for myself. I hope you benefit from this formula.

“Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money wishes for it. Wishing will not bring riches.  But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure will bring riches.

The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definitive, practical steps:

First: fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definitive as to the amount.

Second: determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. There is no such thing as something for nothing.

Third: establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

Fourth: create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Fifth: write out a clear concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for it’s acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan though which you intend to accumulate it.

Sixth: read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. As you read – see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.

Action Steps

Get A Business Coach who will help accelerate your realization of goals!  If you already have a business with more than 10 employees, Hire A Consultant who is able to work with you part of the time on-site.

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Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

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I was invited to promote my business coaching and consulting practice on Thumbtack.  So I created a profile and this process has begun. It is free at this time. It is too early to conclude if it helps.  I am sharing it with my readers.  Let me know what you think

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Action Steps

Get A Business Coach! If you already have a business with more than 10 employees, Hire A Consultant who is  able to work with you part of the time on-site.

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.

 

Service Wins The Game

“Being on par in terms of price and quality only gets you in the game.  Service wins the game.!” Tony Alexandr

During  a recent call that I co-host on a monthly basis with George Ross for a select private group of business owners and entrepreneurs, we discussed how to create the “wow factor” in non-real estate businesses like a convenience store or hardware store.  George advised all  to focus on the personal touch.  Sure appearances and merchandising are important.  Getting to know your customer, demonstrating a sincere interest in the person is what keeps people coming back.

I have no favorite stores any longer. I mostly shop on line and even the on line experience is mixed with ease of shopping. I do have a few favorite restaurants and as a business traveler I have a few (very few) favorite hotels.  However, nearly every day there is an opportunity for a business to provide memorable service and they do. Trouble is the memories are not very positive in most cases.

Here is a recent example. It happened this morning. Jos A Bank is offering a two day buy 1 get 2 free special. There are a couple items I really like from that store.  This is a great opportunity for a deal. However, their on line shopping cart is not working properly for the special.  So I called and a pleasant lady helped me by phone.  When I received my order confirmation, it was wrong …very obviously wrong since there was only one of an item I order instead of three.  I called back to customer service and hopefully the order will be correct now.

Look at all the steps and look at the additional time and look at the impression I have of this business.  Now I will shop again when I see a great deal since there are items where I like the fit and quality.  Guess what there are many places where I can get the right fit and quality.  I am not finding places where I feel I am honored as a customer.  See the opportunity?

I know if I were to visit certain specialty stores I would receive personalized attention.  However, I do not have the time and neither do a lot of other people. There are a growing number of businesses that promote deals: Groupon ,  Deal of the Day and many more.  Nobody is promoting service…big opportunity.

Speaking of service ….that’s my business. Actually your success is my business.

Action Steps

Get A Business Coach! If you already have a business with more than 10 employees, Hire A Consultant who is  able to work with you part of the time on-site.

Would you like to be in the next group of very successful companies and entrepreneurs?

Contact me now.

Steve Pohlit

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.

 

Recession , US Default, Foreclosures….What Is The Solution

The Real Question Is What Is the Solution For You?

Stop reading the newspapers, watching TV and engaging in conversations with co-workers and others about negative news headlines. George Ross, Donald Trump’s key attorney and deal closure reminds us that most news is not credible or at least not the complete picture.  As importantly, the most immediate item that affects  us individually is what we do  for ourselves.

Wayne Allyn Root coaches his clients on implementing a success plan that is not dependent on an employer. More specifically start your own business. Wayne uses the opportunities for learning marketing and developing a network that is taught by direct sales companies or network marketing companies.  This is one  great opportunity to be your own boss, work with other successful people and not have to worry about what an employer will do.

One of the areas of my own business interests is being with an organization that coaches business owners and other interested in successful real estate investing how to move forward and achieve continually increasing performance goals.

The theme here is individual responsibility for what happens in your life. Most of us have the resources to move forward and do a lot better than we are doing today. I like the example I heard once where the question was asked “if you had the opportunity to buy a new $100,000 car for $5000 would you be able to figure out how to come up with the $5000? Most everyone said yes. Then why would you ever resist the opportunity to start your own business because you didn’t have a couple thousand dollars you need for basic infrastructure and expenses during the start up period?

Are you unemployed? Are you struggling to make ends meet? Are you unhappy with the work you do? Don’t look outside of yourself for someone to solve these or any other issue.  Do you feel you don’t have enough knowledge or education? I just finished a couple days of coaching a person who has three businesses, lives in a million dollar home with a quarter million dollar boat outside. He is a high school graduate. He figured it out. You probably know of others like him or read about them.

If you want some ideas, email me.  I also highly recommend attending Mega Partnering 4 where  you will meet incredible people . Figure out a way to buy a VIP ticket where you will have dinner with the featured speakers and business leaders attending.  Are you nervous about meeting successful people and not sure what to say  or do?  Register for my email list on this page and look for an article real soon on what I have found to be the most effective networking skills and how easy it is for anyone to follow those steps. I was taught these skills and will share them with my readers.

Bottom line: you are responsible and the only way to solve any situation you don’t prefer in your life is to develop an action plan and then take action.

Action Steps

Get A Business Coach! If you already have a business with more than 10 employees, Hire A Consultant who is able to work with you part of the time on-site.

Would you like to be in the next group of very successful companies and entrepreneurs?

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Steve Pohlit

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.

An Entitlement? What The Hell Is Wrong Here??

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Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only 30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years, and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever had.

Entitlement my ass, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!! Congressional benefits, aka. free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements !!!!!!…..scroll down…………..
Emergency Rooms for their general health care -At just one hospital the cost to tax payers totaled over 25 million a year!!!

Someone please tell me what the HELL’s wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!

We’re “broke” & can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????

In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey. And now Pakistan home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$’s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?

We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.

AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without ‘needed’ meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.

YET………………….
They have a ‘Benefit’ for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.

Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave ‘US’ the same support they give to other countries.

SAD?

YEAH, OK, SO WHEN DO WE GET SICK AND TIRED AND
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?????

99% of people won’t take the time or have the interest to forward this.
I’m one of the 1% — I Just Did

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Action Steps

Start Paying Attention To Every Elected Official’s Stance On Our Economy and Government.
Advocates of government being the answer should be fired.

Get A Business Coach! If you already have a business with more than 10 employees, Hire A Consultant who is able to work with you part of the time on-site.

Would you like to be in the next group of very successful companies and entrepreneurs?

Contact me now.

Steve Pohlit

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.

Root For Success….Wayne Allyn Root Speaks On Today’s Opportunities

Wayne Allyn Root  is the leading candidate for the Presidential nomination by the Libertarian Party in 2012.  He is best known today for his energetic outspoken views on individual freedom which means he is very outspoken on the reason for the debt, unemployment, restrictions to business growth and other less than desirable situations  the US finds itself in today.

I have the honor of hosting a private monthly call with Wayne. This experience has helped me understand his passionate focus on the opportunity for individuals to become very successful in any economic environment.  This was very evident in Wayne’s response to a key question asked during a recent call that I am able to share with you. In summary, the question was about how an individual can make a difference in our society dominated by growing government and debt.  Wayne advised us to focus on the opportunities for individual success.   He said there are  more than 3,000 new millionaires every day in the US.  These people are achieving this success by taking action.

The number one action step successful people take is to start their own business. Wayne highlighted a recent article in a major national publication detailing the benefits of network marketing. I spoke of my experience coaching people developing a real estate investment business. Wayne shared a number of examples of his success starting with an idea and relentlessly pursuing the idea. He is relentlessly pursuing at path that will take him to the White House. He has never failed to achieve something he set out to do and this will be no exception.

Action Steps

1. Click Here to visit Root For America and meet Wayne Allyn Root.

2. Register for his alerts.

3. The calls are for a select group. However, I do have an inside track. If you are interested in being  a member, email me and I will see what I can do.

Steve Pohlit

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.

 

READ THIS IMPORTANT ARTICLE REGARDING THE CURRENT BUSINESS CLIMATE:

 

The Business World Is Changing.

What worked 6 months ago, 1 year ago, 3, 5, and 10 years ago, no longer works in today’s economy.

The 1990’s tech boom and the tech bubble… the real estate boom and it’s bubble…it all caused major shifts and ripples in how we do business forever.

Where were you during those times? Did you profit?… Did you take action?… Did you get out at the right time?

The US Post office will be bankrupt by 2012 unless they get bailed out. Mail is down 19% and it stands to lose over $6 billion. Over $1.9 trillion email and texts will be sent out this year.

Blockbuster is bankrupt while Netflix is up 43,101% since 1999 and is projected to have $2.2 billion in revenue this year.

Borders Book store is bankrupt and Amazon will have sales of $14.9 billion and is up 808% since 1999, showing no signs of slowing down.

CD’s and the record business are pretty much out of business and are down 60%. Record stores are extinct and iTunes are up 1,169,900% since 2003. ITunes will have sales this year of $11.7 billion.

This means we need to strategize starting now. Here are the things you need to do:

1)     Focus more on creating strategic partners and even joint venture with competitors.

2)     Surround yourself with A-Players, millionaires and do-ers in the business world.

3)     Reposition and change the way you do business every 3 months. (Because what works now may not work 3 months from now.)

A lot of companies like Blockbuster, Borders, the CD and Record industry, and the US Postal office are bankrupt or near their end because they failed to adapt their companies and remained complacent.

No one is ever on top all the time. We need to practice Zero-Base Thinking to change our thinking and our strategies every step of the way.

I am transforming the theme of Mega Partnering IV to reflect change. Together we will create the business model of the future. Something we can all use, apply and help us differentiate ourselves from the competition.

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Quick note: Join us for Mega Partnering IV with Rudy Guiliani, Nido Qubein, Anthony Sullivan and many more leading experts this fall. You can get all the details and register at the site below. VIP Seats are going fast, and the fast action discount is still available. Get details here: http://www.MegaPartnering4.com

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Are you ready to join me in this fight to stay ahead of an ever-changing market economy?

You need to be at Mega Partnering IV, and you need to spread the word. Tomorrow I will be contacting some high level ultra-successful guests to invite them to attend and help us with this mission. You will not want to miss out on the revolutionary change what will happen. Join us in Chicago this fall for…

“The World’s #1 Wealth Networking Event.”

I just got back from Europe and Thursday I will be sharing my “In The Life of JT Foxx” email.

Your Friend and Partner in Success,

J.T. Foxx

P.S. Sign up for Mega Partnering IV if you haven’t already and please spread the word.

You can get all the details and register at the site below. VIP Seats are going fast, and the fast action discount is still available.

http://www.MegaPartnering4.com

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Steve Pohlit

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.

 

 

Ways To Ignite Economic Growth As Seen At The New York Post

I am delighted to see an increase in articles devoted to acknowledging the severe situation the US is in and the extreme inadequacy of  Obama’s leadership from the day he took office and the extension of this poor performance to the members of congress and most leaders at the state and local level.

John Crudele Advocates Some Interesting Solutions Published By The New York Post

In summary

$1.00 reduction in gasoline prices adds $140 billion to what is available to spend on other things

There is $15 trillion locked in private retirement accounts that could become easy to use for buying homes and contribute to solving the housing crisis.

There is $1 trillion of corporate earnings locked overseas since the tax rate of returning that money is 35%

Click Here to Read John’s Report and come back here to voice your views.

How To Achieve Success Beyond Measure

1. Define success in measurable terms
2. Develop step by step action plans designed to achieve the intended results.
3. Make adjustments as you get feedback on how you are doing vs. you plan.  This is the Plan vs Actual = Variance formula I share at all my live event presentations.  I have named this The Gold Formula.
4. Be relentless every day on implementing the action plan you you developed to achieve your success goals
5. End you day on a positive note with completing an important task or successfully marketing to one more client or an existing one.
6. Never ever lose site of the goal of being part of a better outcome as a result of you coming to the table.

Action Steps

Start Paying Attention To Every Elected Official’s Stance On Our Economy and Government.
Advocates of government being the answer should be fired.

Get A Business Coach! If you already have a business with more than 10 employees, Hire A Consultant who is able to work with you part of the time on-site.

Would you like to be in the next group of very successful companies and entrepreneurs?

Contact me now.

Steve Pohlit

Business Development Consulting
Executive Coach

Social Media Services
New Digital Media, Inc.

Connect With Steve On:

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727-587-7871

Email

About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.



Build Facebook Likes and Your Email Lists With Lead Capture Toolkit

Jason Doucette Launches Lead Capture Toolkit

I have been coaching Jason Doucette on building business profits using his technical programming skills.  Lead Capture Toolkit was an idea that emerged and Jason has now launched this program.   Essentially it is an application that  helps you build your Facebook Likes by offering an incentive that people receive when they register their name and email address.  This registration information is integrated with popular autoresponder systems. I have set on up on my Facebook Page and I use the autoresponder  service by Aweber

The Primary Advantages of Lead Capture Toolkit

Most everyone appreciates the value of building your list.  Most marketers have autoresponder accounts and build relationships using email marketing communications as a primary tool.  Facebook is one social media site that has become hugely popular with companies and entrepreneurs since restructuring their Page feature.  You probably have seen requests to Like My Page.

Lead Capture Toolkit adds  to your Facebook page the option to offer an incentive for a Facebook Fan to join your email list. Once set up, (the set up is very straight forward)  the process is very smooth for a subscriber. Subscribers receive the opt-in confirmation in their email which in compliance with no spam practices. Once confirmed they receive the incentive you offer which is a well known and proven to work technique for building your list.

The benefit for you in using Lead Capture Toolkit is you are building your list as you build your Facebook fans.

I have been testing the functionality of Lead Capture Toolkit for about a month. It is easy to set up and integrates very easily with Facebook.  Part of the coaching has been to enhance the training through videos and text on the steps to install this valuable application. Click Here and Check It Out. You are welcome to leave your questions and comments here or connect with Jason.

Action Steps

Click Here Now for Lead Capture Toolkit. Jason did not follow my advice on pricing.  It is very low.  Get it now before he changes his mind and raises the price.  Yours can be free by simply becoming and affiliate and having just two people buy it from your link.  It has been approved by Click Bank and is now listed there.

Action Steps

Get A Business Coach! If you already have a business with more than 10 employees, Hire A Consultant who is  able to work with you part of the time on-site.

Would you like to be in the next group of very successful companies and entrepreneurs?

Contact me now.

Steve Pohlit

Business Development Consulting
Executive Coach

Social Media Services
New Digital Media, Inc.

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.

 

 

Independence Day… America: What Are We Celebrating?

What We Say We Celebrate on The Fourth of July

I stand for getting government out of the way of our lives
It is called Independence Day and we celebrate the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.  The leaders of the day formed the foundation of the United States on “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.  Our constitution detailed the intent of the scope and responsibility of government and the separation of church and state.  This foundation is cause for massive celebration.

In 2011 what are we celebrating and who are we applauding?  Our country is being chocked by the size of the government and debt at the Federal and in many cases the state and local level. Can this country cease to exist? Of course it can. History is peppered with evidence of great nations that expired.  We have a choice as to how we move forward and it is time to rise up and say the formulas we are using including the leadership in place is clearly not working.  Of course we can maintain the same delusional view that all will be fine and someone will figure it out.  They haven’t so far except for people like  Wayne Allyn Root, Ron Paul and others with similar understanding and experience.  The problem is people who do understand, who are leaders, who can reestablish the solid foundation of this country cannot get elected right now. Why is that? Look in the mirror.

How many more years do we have to celebrate Independence Day?  Actually I believe what was once Independence is now only recalled in the archives of history.  The government is nearly in our face at every turn and wants more.  Obama wants to be in control of our lives and those in Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike for the most part want to let him.

Let’s not forget what this country stands for and why people came to America in the first place

What Is The Reality of the Fourth of July Celebration?

Most people in the US view the 4th of July 2011 as an opportunity to take a long weekend as the 4th falls on a Monday.  For the next four years the holiday will be extended in the minds of most. “There is no sense starting anything significant now as the holiday is right around the corner”.   The notable exceptions are owners of  for profit businesses that grant their staff the holiday and then lose sleep with the related loss of revenue. Yes even one day can make a serious difference in cash flow. Many of these same owners are looking at the performance to date and working on strategic adjustments in order to have some measure of success in 2011. The 4th of July in many cases is not any different in terms of work done than any other day. Contrast that with the majority of government employees who are off and likely not thinking about how to do a better job in the second half of the year. Most governments employees are not thinking about saving money or whether their job is even needed.  Most are thinking ” I am so happy I have this regular paycheck and benefits.”  And we accept this culture in government even though we are footing the bill for it’s cost.

Overtaxing and Not Extending Credit to Small Business Stops The Growth Engine

Business profits are increasingly hard to earn because generally the banks are not lending for expansion or for any business reason and the cost of doing business continues to increase because of  increased taxes, regulatory requirements and healthcare. This is a topic for an entire book.  For now,  understand privately held small businesses are the lifeblood of this economy and our government is restricting their progress.

Most government employees have the day off. Most small business owners shutter at the loss of revenue with any holiday. The cost of government at the federal, state and local level increases the already outrageous level of debt purposely built by elected officials.  The federal deficit was a campaign issue elevated by every candidate running against George Busch including Obama. Obama capitalized on his power of persuasion to be elected president even though he had no demonstrated experience to step into that leadership position.  He proceeded to appoint other text smart people as his support team and now look at the accelerating mess: higher unemployment, accelerating national , state and local  debt, and a rapidly expanding set of rules and regulations that add even more burden to companies that are the lifeblood of our economy. Privately held business that are the source of the majority of job creation in our country are penalized with ever increasing taxes, costs of reporting compliance, a virtual shutdown on the ability to obtain expansion capital in the form of bank loans and more.

The Key Barriers To Job Creation and Economic Growth

Big government, entitlements  and extreme regulations …there is nothing productive about that formula and it flies in the face of the intent of the US Constitution.

A government that thinks it can solve economic issues is dangerous as evidence by the results of the recent past.  The fact is that most in government have no experience running a profitable business and have a lifetime of being on public payrolls and benefit programs. Did you know that there was no time to read the $800 billion stimulus package that was pushed through by Obama and passed by the Congress.  There are many more examples of the absurdity of how we allow our governments to operate.

What Is Action Plan To Fix This Mess?

First step is don’t believe everything you hear or read including this article. Do your own research. I suggest registering with the CATO Institute. I highly recommend Wayne Allyn Root’s book   “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and Tax Cuts” You may not agree with all the ideas for solving today’s massive issues. However, it will be hard to ignore the facts of the national debt,  true unemployment, loss of economic base resulting from the decline in real estate values and the impact of an ever increasingly intrusive government.

Solutions start with clear awareness of the current situation and a clear definition of the intended goal.  Most Americans are comatose on the significance of the issue we have in this country and world. Most spend more time analyzing a sports game or murder trial than on our country’s strength or lack thereof.  The first step is to wake up and become aware.  The second step is to start paying close attention to those leaders who have the value system espoused by our founding fathers and the experience on making the tough decisions that are need to get government out of the way of economic vibrancy. The related action is to get those people elected and through the rest of the bums out…and there are Democrats and Republicans alike who should be thrown out.  When taking out the trash, don’t forget the piles at the state and local level.

Be on the sidelines and watching the play or being in the game.

Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consulting, Business Coach

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.  Steve offers his  business building experience to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.   All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.