The end of 2009 is upon us, complete with the upcoming holidays and a reflective look back at a tumultuous year. Last weekend’s Wall Street Journal (Weekend Edition) boasted the headline, “Jobs Data Lift Recovery Hopes,” siting a slight drop in the jobless rate in November, after a solid two year climb to “heights unseen in nearly three decades.” And while the Dow rose there was a new concern by investors that the Federal Reserve will begin to raise interest rates. Experts are cautioning that “one month’s data don’t make a trend” and predict that unemployment will actually peak in the first quarter of 2010. So what is the key? “Growing jobs.” says President Obama and many others.
Switch channels now to a webinar I attended recently by Loral Langemeier, author and entrepreneurial expert who had a brief cameo in the movie The Secret. She exuberantly says that “Unemployment is fabulous!” as it encourages many to be resourceful in thinking outside of the “job” box toward creating their own businesses. The Foreword to her newest book, Put More Cash In Your Pocket is written by Harry S. Dent, Jr., Pres. of the H.S. Dent Foundation and bestselling author. He states that “History repeats itself and the next decade will be more like the 1930′s, when major companies and banks failed but entrpreneurialism flourished — and more at the everyday scale than massive new Microsoft and Google companies.” He adds that traditional methods to achieve financial security can no longer be relied upon; job security is pretty much an oxymoron; and that retirement is moving further out of reach.
So as we take a broader look at this economic and business landscape, what do we conclude? Is this a recession, a depression, or a revision? Are we seeing the worst of times or a change of times? Is the glass half full or half empty?
My answer is that we are poised at a unique point in human history, one in which we have received the most massive invitation ever delivered to man (and woman) kind. It is called “the shift” and is often associated with the year 2012. However be aware that it is a 30 year window and that we are smack in the midst of it!
Sound interesting? More in my next blog as we take a closer look at the opportunities and implications of this amazing cosmic picture and what it means in our personal lives.
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~Victoria A. Vetere, PhD, HC – Enlightened Life Coach & Facilitator