May 1, 2020
States are beginning to reopen their economies and restore some semblance of normalcy to society. But men are feeling the economic pinch, consumed with anxiety and uncertainty.
The U.S. unemployment rate is expected to hit 15% or more when numbers are released next week, according to MarketWatch. These are unprecedented numbers since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began calculating unemployment in 1948. Unemployment peaked at 10% in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. There were ten-straight months of 10% plus employment in 1982-83. But the circumstances of those recessions were quite different from the coronavirus pandemic.
A man is defined by his contributions to society. That means his job and career for most men. In fact the common surname Cooper was given to immigrants in the early 20th century because their occupation was making barrels. The good news is that some men are simply furloughed and will have a job again when the smoke clears. Unfortunately that’s not the case for the majority. A survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that 43% of small businesses will not survive the crisis. Small businesses (those with 500 employees or fewer) account for 99.7% of U.S. employer firms. That means the writing is on the wall.
Meditation, positive self-talk and connecting to your alpha brainwaves are more important now than at any point since the Great Depression. Now is the time to evaluate yourself, your assets and talents to determine a fruitful course post-pandemic.
Gary Dahl got the idea of the Pet Rock in 1975. It was cheap pet that you didn’t have to feed, bathe or housebreak. Each pet rock came with a 32-page “training manual” on how to care for your new pet. Dahl grossed $15 million in sales during the Christmas season that year and set himself for life.
The point is that business opportunities exist in all corners, in all forms. For instance, there’s been a shortage of hand sanitizer throughout the pandemic. Hand sanitizer consists of rubbing alcohol, aloe vera gel and perhaps an essential oil. Bottling, labeling and marketing are the rest of it. Any man with a little savings to invest and a garage for production can take advantage of this market need.
Those who have never left their home state have the opportunity to see the entire continental USA as a CDL driver. The flat-bed truck driving industry increased hiring by 976% in March, according to ZipRecruiter. Drivers average about $50,000 per year. The medical transportation industry increased hiring by 124% last month. The idea is to find something that fits your skill sets and satisfies a market need.
Astrology and meditation
Every renaissance man in history understood that his success and well-being are not completely in his control. Some men use astrology as a tool to map out their destinies, to fulfill their potential. Others seek guidance from god in some form or another. Mental health and well-being are essential during this time, when your very manhood is being tested.
The ALPHA by Prodigy Mindset Gym™ utilizes principles inspired by astrology, meditation and thought resolution. The alpha brainwave is crucial during this time of uncertainty. Calm, mental clarity and awareness of the here and now ultimately determine your reaction to adversity. The alpha man perseveres because he understands what’s in his control and what is not.
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