Every day, there are more layoffs. Today’s news is dominated by Sun Microsystems. If you are facing a job crisis, I want to point you to a motivational story: How Rafat Ali Found A Job. And in general, my message to everyone facing tough times has been and continues to be: Take control of your destiny.
This is a good time to explore being in business yourself.
I want to also point you to my new book, Entrepreneur Journeys (Volume One), which many discouraged people are using to get some positive momentum, inspiration and encouragement, as well as learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if this way of life is new for you.
Many great companies have been found during downturns and recessions. Many people have found their way into self-employment during difficult times.
Do not give up hope.