Lately the government has been about the business of bailing out everyone: bankers, sub prime lenders, the big 3 auto companies, etc. Now it’s latest plan is to give businesses a tax break hoping that will stimulate the economy.
Remember when they sent you your stimulus checks and that was supposed to stimulate the economy? That didn’t work. In fact, none of the bailouts have worked so far. So, why in the world are they working on another bailout? Because it makes people feel good. People who are struggling and looking for the government to fix everything want and need to see some sort of plan or bailout.
But the reality is that, for most of us, we have to bail ourselves out.
It is no secret that job security has been at myth for a long time. Even when I was a Naval Officer having a job was not guaranteed. Imagine that – no job security in the military. Sad but true.
So what we are left with is really having to fend for ourselves in order to make sure that we succeed. And let’s face it, it was always our responsibility.
One way to create your own bailout is to start your own business.
Start a business in this economy? Yes! Absolutely!
I’m not crazy, but I know that there are so many of you out there who need a source of income or an additional source of income and are being slowed down by the job-hunting process. Meanwhile, the skills that you have, whatever they may be, can be of use to someone else.
Whether your good at organizing, cooking, saving money, or have a trade skill, there is a place for you in the marketplace.
Imagine that you are an electrician who has just been laid off. You’ve run the gamut of emotions and realize that you need income, like yesterday. Well, there are certainly things you can do as stopgap measures (delivering pizza and papers come to mind), you can go and hire yourself out as an electrician. (Be sure to follow all legal licensing procedures.)
Even if you find another job as an electrician, you can still continue to do work on the side to get more money. You can fill a need that exists just with your skill.
This works if you have a disability, like I do, regardless of your education level, and regardless of whether or not you are a homemaker.
The point here is that it is always better to make money doing what you love to do. The sooner you can get to that point, the better life will be. Sometimes we take jobs we don’t like for a little while in order to take care of business, but make sure you are always looking down the road to the day when you venture out to do what you truly love.
When you create your own success, you create your own bailout. It wasn’t the government and it doesn’t matter who is president. It is up to you to take charge of your own destiny and financial future.
For more information on starting a business, visit the following websites:
Small Business Administration
Small Biz Go to Girl