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Fear and the Economy

I have been thinking a lot lately about the fear that seems to permeate our economy and culture right now. Do you sometimes feel fear about the future? I know I do.

Here I am, later in my life, single, when I thought I would spend my life married to the same man for all of our days—that we would dance until the end of time. But, it didn’t turn out that way. And I retired from my financial services brokerage firm to start my own financial education company.

Have you ever gone through a big transition in your life? It could be the end of a relationship, or finding that your current job does not satisfy you anymore, and you take the stand to change to something new? It’s scary, isn’t it? We know that change is how we grow, and yet, when you’re smack in the middle of the transition, life as we knew it, has ended, and we’re embarking on a whole new chapter of life. It’s exhilarating, terrifying, and it moves the needle of empowering ourselves—all at once. Wow! What a roller coaster many of us are experiencing here in 2012!

Just remember, though, you are not alone. Neither am I. We have loved ones for emotional support, colleagues for business strategy, and most of all, I feel that having an underlying faith in the creator, in god, and in the benevolence of the universe sustains me every moment. I also keep in mind this quote on my office bookcase: “I walk through the doorway of change towards a higher version of myself.” (Joseph Woods and Kris Thoen). Becoming that empowered person will be awesome—don’t you agree? That’s the real opportunity for each of us—transformation to a higher version of ourselves.

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