09-08: Our current “Economic Crisis” is largely a state of mind, and we can overcome it by working together.

It doesn’t matter if you voted for Obama or not. That is in the past. He is our leader now, and as citizens we owe him our support. I am not suggesting blind, lemming-like following, free of criticism or healthy debate. All I am saying is that if we don’t all act together, we may end up in a real mess.

Obama stepped into a leadership void. Same one McCain would have stepped into. Now he’s there, and it’s up to him to lead. And it’s up to us to work together to make it work.

In business, we do not always initially agree about how to proceed, and we may debate vigorously the best course; but once the decision is made, we stop arguing the merits of one course or another – we simply work together to make the chosen course successful. We must do the same thing as a Nation. Stop bickering and infighting, pull together, and let’s fix this thing.

I firmly believe that the biggest single reason that the economy continues to decline is fear that the economy will continue to decline. Think about that for a minute. Sure, housing values plummeted, but it can be argued that they were overinflated to begin with. Same with some stocks. These “market corrections” are past us now, so why does the economy continue to tank? Fear. Fear of losing jobs, fear of losing future contracts, fear of being afraid. I heard once that the only thing we had to fear was fear itself. And I also heard that courage was not a lack of fear, but instead the ability to act in the face of fear.

Therefore, by that definition, Skycasters will choose to be courageous – we will act in the face of fear. And here is what we will do. Skycasters will keep building and improving. We will continue to develop our infrastructure, improve our facilities, and strive to deliver the best possible service to our customers. We will keep hiring new staff, we will keep buying new equipment, we will keep spending the money necessary to run our business the right way.

Make the conscious decision to not be afraid. Choose to not participate in the hysteria. Be courageous, act in the face of fear, and pretty soon we won’t have an economic crisis anymore.

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