Boy, these are hard times. You're hearing it everywhere you go—and it's gotten to a point where these talk shows are teaching people how to survive, just like they might be teaching them how to improve their golf swing, or their tennis swing, or how to safely put their babies in daycare while they're working a full-time job.

You know, I'm reminded of two things. Number one, if you're consuming the media stirring this up, you know that there are bad times somewhere all the time. I'm not saying that real things aren't happening, I'm not saying that there aren't negative numbers happening, no, no, no—but I'm saying they're stirring it up.

If you listen to the media, watch the media, you know there are always bad times somewhere. You can quote me on that.

The other thing is that, if you want to buy into not knowing, not caring about your own future, not taking responsibility—well, you're the one who's bought into it, not them. Listen, look around objectively. Times aren't that bad. You can still get gas at a reasonable price. You can still get groceries. The only thing that is in short supply is ammo for your gun.

You've probably still got a mortgage that you're paying on, in spite of all the mortgage stuff that's gone on. You've got a house; you've got a family, a spouse, children possibly. Things are not that bad.

The Chinese have a saying that is meant to be a blessing, not a curse, although it does tell the same story, forward and reverse. It's "May you live in interesting times."

“May you live in interesting times.“

Well, if anything, these economic times have certainly called upon your resources, your creative ability—and if they haven't yet, hang on, they will. Now, I don’t want to sound like one of those talk show hosts.

But, if your sales are down, get creative. It's not the world outside, things that you can't do anything about, that are crashing down on you and destroying you.

Now, that stuff can blindside you. I will admit that—I think we've all understood that one—but it's not destroying you. You live in interesting times.

You are a superior being. The inner being controls the outer environment. You understand that completely, and you'll never, never, weenie out on that. Your only choice is to get creative, to get energetic.

And if you have to go back and do things that you were doing earlier, you might ask yourself at a time like this, "Hmmm, is there a reason why I ever got away from the things that originally built my business?" Because I hear that with a lot of people in this current time.

So listen: this is Ted Ciuba saying that you live in interesting times—interesting economic times. It's on everybody's tongue, wag, wag, wag. It's always bad somewhere. This calls on your creativity.

You live in interesting times.

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Ted Ciuba, “living legend” and bestselling author of The NEW Think and Grow Rich, Ted Ciuba is one of the world's top human potential trainers. He helps people find, define, and actualize their passions to transmute their intangible desires into real money. To find out more about Ciuba, how he can help you, and to collect $297 worth of free gifts visit