Marietta, GA – Fear-Less Changing Times.
A lot of our coworkers and even our children may have never experienced a “recession” before. One thing we can absolutely be certain of is change. My former GE CEO, Jack Welch, was fond of telling us that we must embrace change because we can’t stop it. He even wrote a book entitled, “Control your own destiny, or someone else will” We can’t be afraid of change. We need to embrace it. Times will become uncertain but that’s OK. Reassure your friends, family, and coworkers that everything is cyclical. Our US economy will adapt and overcome like it has for over two centuries.
The “Great Recession” may have only happened 13 years ago but some of us folks have lived and worked through 6 or 7 recessions. We know that recessions will end and we will see the change in our economy and the way we live our lives. “Experienced” individuals and managers need to step up and lead by example to help those who might be nervous or lacking confidence. Remember to encourage excellence in everything we do. Some of our biggest and most successful companies have been started during recessions. Use your creative minds to stay sharp and don’t let fear creep into your thoughts as we weather some of the storms ahead. We WILL get through this period and be better and stronger.
NOTE: The US has experienced 43 recessions since it became a nation in 1776. That averages a recession every 5 1/2 years. America also experiences “Jubilees” in our economic cycles every 50 years. You can read the geopolitical scientist, George Friedman, who predicted what we are experiencing today back in 2009. Please look him up on the Internet and “Control your own destiny, or someone else will”.
US Recessions: 1785, 1789, 1796, 1802, 1807, 1812, 1815, 1822, 1825, 1828, 1833, 1836, 1839, 1845, 1847, 1853, 1857, 1860, 1865, 1873, 1882, 1890, 1902, 1910, 1913, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1929, 1937, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2020.