While 2 out of 3 Americans approve of the job that Obama is doing. Let's be clear that there is "doubt". However, I think that is a good thing.
"George W. Bush stood at 62 percent in a CNN/USA Today Gallup poll in April 2001, Bill Clinton was at 55 percent in a CNN/USA Today Gallup poll in April 1993, George H.W. Bush stood at 58 percent in a Gallup poll from April 1989, and Ronald Reagan was at 67 percent in a Gallup poll taken in April 1981." - From the CNN Article, "Obama's approval rating high, but will it last?"
Whether your an President Obama supporter or not. I think one thing was proved in the last election that your voice needs to be heard. In the last administration I admit feeling as though it was out of control and my opinion really did not count as much as it does during this administration.
There are several things wrong with our system that came to head in this recession and this is going to very difficult to fix. There needs to be a mentality shift to forgiving, moving on and getting to work.
In this recession we will see a redistribution of market share. We have developed this mentality in America to be #1. The problem is that it costs a TON OF MONEY to stay #1. We are seeing the fallout of this behavior right now.
I think that as entrepreneurs we have to share the marketplace and that business is not just built on product but relationship and preference as well.
I would rather have a business with 5,000 customers that general love me and I am contributing back, making a profit, creating wealth and good will. Rather than having 15,000 customers where customer service sucks, I have to charge more because of the advertising, liability, etc. That's just me though. The other point is that In and Out may not exist without McDonald's because they created the category.
"Lessons from a Juggler" Tip: Take a look at the category of business that your in. Look for the redistribution of market share and then figure out how to stand out above the rest and/or build relationships with your customers and clients through good will and referrals.
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