I’ve been considering consulting a psychic about how, or if I should pursue building my business. I’ve been doing some work on my own for a couple of years now, and just last year I paid a hefty fee for getting it incorporated, but my overhead is still way too high and I’ve moved it to another state (in spite of another hefty fee for changing the principle address of my business) to cut the costs down. Still, I’m not sure how I’m going to meet expenses at my current rate of business. I may have to diversify and bring in revenue from different sources to keep it going.
As many of you have already heard, our President just gave us all a rousing good talking to about our modern way of creating a business. Apparently, I’ve been going about it all the wrong way. I’ve been thinking that I was in this all by myself.
Of course not, he tells me. I’ve had good teachers that gave me the opportunity to learn to read (oops, I thought that was my parents job, since I was reading way ahead of my grade level in school), I’ve had government that built the roads I use (wasn’t that paid for by tax dollars from already thriving businesses before they were built?), and infrastructure that was in place before I was born (telephone systems were installed by private enterprise weren’t they? and paid for by the customers?). Hmmmm… Oh and the Internet, that was conceived of by the government (as an in-house system) and then jumped on by everyone else…… (Micro-soft was begun as a private business wasn’t it? and Apple? and IBM? and Sun Systems? when were they government owned?) who didn’t have to pay for them (thank goodness I can get all this computer stuff for free… ooops, maybe not.)
Well, I certainly want to thank everyone out there who has contributed to my business success. Now I can breathe easy because I won’t have to worry about where my business is going to find it’s customers, or how I’m going to pay for the Insurance for it or the marketing costs, or the delivery system, or the software or the… wait a minute…. do you mean to tell me that I still have to pay for all of that Myself!???
Well…. If I have to build my business all by myself, and then still pay the government for the privilege of doing it, why should I bother to do it at all? I’m sure the government will take care of me if I don’t. My President has said they were the source I should credit for everything we have.
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I hope you can see that butterfly.. he’s been enlarged a bit… so he looks a bit watered down… much like our finances.
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