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Why Have a Business

November 4, 2014 1 Comment

Two things most people want are freedom, and security. They want personal freedom to live their lives as they see fit, subject to the old adage “my right to swing my fist ends where the other guy’s nose begins.” Yes, we all (well, those of us who are law abiding citizens) understand that there are limits to personal freedom – but we want the freedom to choose our career, where we live, who we marry, etc.

We also want security. Most of us want some sort of routine that creates an environment of familiarity. We want a source of income so we can provide for ourselves and our families. While we enjoyed doing certain things (in my case, playing chess) growing up, we might recognize that as adults we can’t make a living at it. And so, our need for security leads us to pursue a career that, while not our ideal dream job, is sufficient to give us a balance between freedom and security.

In the post-World War II economy, the United States was one of the few industrial countries left on the planet with its cities, its infrastructure, and its industries intact. Because of this, and the “can do” attitude of the American spirit, the Twentieth Century became known as the American Century. Many people went to work for corporations. The saying “As GM goes, so goes America” became accepted as a truism, as more and more people moved from rural America to the cities in search of a job.

But now, GM has been bailed out by the US government. People no longer think of the “big three” as being GM, Ford and Chrysler. The world is changing, and Americans – like the rest of the world’s population – is trying to figure out what this change means when it comes to personal liberty and personal security.

They say there are three kinds of people. Those who make things happen. Those who watch things happen, and those who say “What happened?” In the early years of the Twenty-First, the greatest risk one can take is to take no risk at all. This is so because of the following three trends. One is a global trend, the other two pertain to the United States, though other nations also deal with these trends to varying degrees. Here are the three trends:

– Work is going online, giving rise to a global talent pool of self employed contractors competing for your job.
– Government regulations are causing employers to reduce the number of full time employees. This in turn creates demand for self employed independent contractors.
– A business can write off expenses. An employee can’t. That’s why smart workers are creating their own businesses so they can deduct legitimate work related expenses to reduce the amount of taxes they pay.

In my course, Why Have a Business, I explore these trends in more detail, and help you see why they provide a reason for you to consider starting your own business – be it spare time, part time, or full time.  CLICK  HERE to take the course for just $20.  You can share the coupon code “just$20” with people you think might be interested.

About the Author:

David Lantz is a self-published author, adjunct college professor and leadership consultant. Visit my online courses at https://generationselfemployed.zenler.com/ and like my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wisejargon and

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  1. Brian says:

    Davis,

    Thanks. I always learn something from you. Will take the class directly.

    Brian

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