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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Survey, only 22% of small businesses expect to hire new employees in the near future.

And May 2012 statistics by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that there are 5.1 million people who have been unemployed for 27 weeks and over.

This is not good news if you are looking for a job to pay your bills and support your family. Plus, you have no control over these statistics… so does that mean you should just give up on your dreams and expect others to support you? Definitely not. After all, there are still three, key things you can control:

How You Think

Are you letting all of the negative news out there squash your dreams? It’s time to take control of your thoughts and be positive. There are too many people out there who started with nothing (including me) and became financially-free.

If you are stuck in the doldrums, thinking “Why Me?” or wishing you had married rich… Snap Out Of It! Think positive. Negative thinking will get you nowhere. It’s time to aspire to something better.

How You Act

Have you been sitting around watching television and complaining to friends and family about your situation? Instead, why not do something about it? Get the financial education you need to make your dreams a reality. Read books, take classes, conduct online research at the library… You have complete control of your actions so start taking them!

The information you need to transform your life is out there. But it’s up to you to do the work and take action on what you learn in order to make positive change happen. No one is going to do it for you.

Who You Hang Around With

Are you constantly hearing negative comments from the people around you about the economy, unemployment, gas prices, etc.? If so, it’s time to hang out with a different crowd!

Find successful, smart people and learn from them. If you surround yourself with positive people who are working towards their goals, it will help you get the support and positive mindset you need to succeed.

Don’t Let Negativity Beat You Down

There is negative news everywhere today. And it’s easy to be part of the unhappy crowds that sit around and complain without doing anything about their situations.

Instead, take control of your thoughts, how you act and who you hang out with. As I discuss in "It's Rising Time!," follow the Triple-A Triangle™ of Aspire, Acquire and Apply. This way, you can reach your goals no matter what the economy is doing.

Financial freedom is waiting. What are you going to do about it?

To help you start your financial education, check out our free resources here.

Original publish date: May 30, 2012

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