Has the news been a bit distracting for you this past week?

I think it has been for a lot of people.

Personally I am not that surprised at the financial bailouts our government is doing. I just expected a big consumer bank failure first, not a big insurance company.

A lot of people are worried. The stock market is seesawing in much bigger swings than it has in a long time.

And did you see what oil did yesterday?

Oil posted a record one-day gain of 25 buckaroos a barrel.

Crazy. Seems the oil traders know what the average Joe doesn’t know. Which is that if the US Government is going to buy $700B worth of loans, then that will cause inflation. Which means our dollaroos will be worth less. Which means prices need to go up just to keep even with what they were worth before the bailout.

I don’t really mean to give you an econ’ lecture though.

It’s just that everybody seems to be talking about this.

And since you are in sales, you’re almost certainly thinking and talking about this too.

What you gotta keep foremost in your mind right now is to keep your head clear.

Don’t let this stuff get to you.

The news media *loves* stories like this because it gets you to pay attention to the boob tube, or their website, magazine, newspaper or whatever.

But don’t let that stuff rattle you. They are going to keep repeating the fear and uncertainty of the story to keep you watching (which is a lesson in sales in itself).

The best thing for you to do right now is keep your focus on making and keeping more bux from your sales and your business.

When everyone else starts getting scared, you gotta keep your head up.

You gotta keep your head up, and have confidence that you are going to do continue to do well and that you are going to do even better.

Failure is a choice. It rarely just *happens* to people.

Failure happens when people give in to fear.

Now is not the time to retreat.

Remember, you are in sales.

You create results where there was nothing before.

You create your own wealth.

You have full control over how much bux you make.

Don’t give in to the fear.

Push forward and make more bux now.

That is the best strategy when everyone else around you is losing their head.

Sell with Pride,

Shameless Shamus Brown

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