With news out that the recession is over, many small business owners are left scratching their heads. What was expected to be a joyous event sneaked up on us in June 2009, and many Americans don’t feel like they-or their businesses- are recovering.
So what does it all mean?
It means we have to keep working. We have no one to expect prosperity from except ourselves.
But everyone could use a little inspiration, especially now. Last year, I printed out the following advice from Tom Peters and taped it to my wall. I think it still applies.
Daily Wisdom for Troubled Times
Get up earlier.
Go to bed later.
Finish what you start.
Learn one new thing.
Renew one contact.
Ask, “How can I help you?” at least once.
Make yourself visible.
Be of good cheer.
Catch a break.
Here’s the full post by Tom Peters (with plenty of comments from the thoughtful Tom Peters community).