In Today’s Economy

by Jeffrey Kosola on January 5, 2011

“In today’s economy”, “the economy today”, and “in this economy” are the phrases recently that I disliked the most. If I hear another person using them, I’m just going to SCREAM. (rant alert)

“Today’s economy” is just an excuse that people use to feel sorry for themselves. 

  •  In today’s economy I’m lucky to have a job. 
  • In today’s economy I can’t afford to take a vacation. 
  • With the economy today I can’t afford to save for retirement.
  • In today’s economy I can’t do what I want to do.

New Flash — Today’s economy isn’t much different from many other points in our past. Your choices are what enable you to handle economic changes.  If you want to take a vacation, SAVE for it then take it.  If you hate your job, quit and get another one (yes there are jobs out there).  Don’t use “this economy” as a crutch.  You can do anything you want to do, just do it. 

Pizza Anyone?

Starting Friday I will be back behind the wheel delivering pizza again.  It was very difficult to get my 2nd job back.  I wrote a text message to the owner and within 20 minutes, I had the job again.  Delivering pizza might not be everyone’s dream job, but in today’s economy I was able to get a 2nd job without any trouble.

Why am I telling you this?  Because if you are in debt, there is not time better to find a second job. Over 3 million jobs are left unfiled because most of the middle class are too spoiled to get their hands dirty anymore. I’m here to tell you, get off your butt and get to work. Pay your debt down. Save more for retirement. Earn some money for a vacation. The choice is yours, and yours alone. Just please stop blaming the economy for your trouble — the problem is the person looking back at you from the mirror.

(rant complete — enjoy your day).