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Victor Benoun

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I was thinking about the recent job creations numbers that were released a few weeks ago. These particular numbers represented the number of jobs that were created for December.

These are the worst numbers in 3 years! What’s more startling is the spin that some commentators were giving to blame away the bad numbers: the weather was bad (everywhere?). It was the newyearaheadholidays (a time in the past were hiring additional people especially for retail, restaurants and entertainment took place).

But the good news, it was reported, is that unemployement dropped. Really?

Unemployment decreased because people gave up looking for work and are no longer being accounted for.

Here’s the bottom line: how much money does blame put in your pocket? Last time I looked – not very much. In my book, it doesn’t really matter why, it’s what you do about it and using the opportunities and your talents to live an exceptional life.

If you are not earning income or earning as much as you would like, then what can you do about it? You don’t have to wait for a job to open, create one for yourself. Look at your talents, the things you already know and see how you can turn them into money.

You have skills, there are things you can do that others can’t.

If you are tech savvy, can you hire yourself out to someone who isn’t? Are you a graphic artist, are you creative, can you write, teach, mentor, play an instrument, are you mechanical, can you run errands for someone who is not able to? What talents do you have that you can use now to increase your income?

Do it for yourself, do it today. Create your Life. The sooner you start the sooner you will get paid. Trust me blame is not very lucrative.

Russell Wilson, starting quarterback for the World Champion Seattle Seahawks of The National Football League, really impresses me for several reasons. He has a very strong work ethic and is a great family man, and is an excellent role model.

From what I’ve read, he is the lowest paid starting quarterback in the league, even though he had a very successful season last year, falling just one game short of the Super Bowl. He didn’t threaten to go on strike, or to sit out, but instead set his sights on the highest goal in professional football, the Super Bowl, and asked a very strong question; “why not us?” Someone has to go to the Super Bowl, so why not The Seattle Seahawks?

The Seahawks roster is not made up of superstars, but individuals with a passion for the game and the desire to be successful. Outside of a handful of players, you probably have never heard of most of them, but all had a common believe and a common goal: that they could go to the Super Bowl.

That begs the question; why not me and why not you? Why can’t we achieve our loftiest goals? The answer is we can. Even if we are not professional athletes we have dreams, so why not us? We have the ability and hopefully the passion, so now like any sports franchise, we must have a plan that we can implement and follow.

The Seahawks are like a mastermind group, all seeking mutual success. Build your own team, your own mastermind, that support you and that you can support. Make winning your mutual goal.

Implement your plan and make a difference in your own life as well as the lives of others. Start today and keep asking yourself the same question over and over until you reach your goal, “why not me?”