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Fortune Mag: Beat Recession Strategy and Your Family

Geoff Colvin wrote a great article in the Jan. 19, 2009 issue of Fortune mag, “How to Manage Your Business in a Recession” with 10 strategies.  One that jumped out to me: Keep investing in the core.  He writes, ” Recessions end…When this lousy stretch is over, will your business be more competitive or less?”

That’s a good point, no matter whether you own the company or you work for one. This too will pass. Whatcha’ doing to come out of this time stronger, not weaker?

Colvin ends the article with: Marathoners and Tour de France racers will tell you that a race’s hardest parts, the uphill stages, are where the lead changes hands.”

My point? You can start to beat this recession now. You don’t need to wait for things to change.  In fact, you shouldn’t. Now is the time to make sure you’re giving your family members some loving every day.  When the pressure is on at work, make sure you don’t forget to do the most important thing for your family every day – show them your love.

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