It seems to be bad news all the time. The rich are getting richer and getting away with it, and the poor are getting poorer, and paying for it. No matter which newspaper you read, TV news you watch, or radio news you listen to, you are bound to get depressed about it. Why, because, it is depressing when you hear it. Bankruptcies, layoffs, and cutbacks, are the stories we hear constantly. It could be someone you know who lost his or her job, or even worse — it could’ve been you! So what do you do about it?

You reinvent yourself – from the top down, from your head to your toes. You start to think differently than everyone else, no matter how powerful the influence of the sad and sobering facts of reality. You must, or you will go down a black-hole into a bad mindset that sets like concrete around your feet.

Do you want to know something profound? Reality is only a state of mind! At any given time and in any given space there are people who are positive and people who were negative. Even in the midst of a war zone children still laugh and play. How about your favorite pet? They are in the same time and space as you, yet they are still happy to see you.

What makes children and pets different? Their state of mind makes them different. Granted, maybe they are not as smart as you or I, or don’t have enough knowledge of the cold hard facts of reality, but perhaps they have more wisdom, the simple childlike wisdom to think positive, to play, to plan fun things, and to do new things.

About a year ago I was getting depressed, so I started to look within myself, and ask myself what I really wanted to do that is different than what I am doing today. I was stuck in a 40 hour work week doing the same old drudgery, and I was desperately bored and going down that pit. So I began to seek, and lo and behold, just like the Scriptures say, I found! I ask myself, if I could find just one thing I would enjoy that I could do right now to prepare for a new future, what would it be? To my surprise I found two! Yes, God can do exceedingly and abundantly beyond we ask or think.

I started to listen to inspiring audio files on my MP3 player, wonderful things like “As A Man Thinketh”, “The Science of Getting Rich”, and “The Master Key System”. I renewed my mind – and still am. New thoughts and ideas began to come in like a flood.

I have always imagined myself becoming a real estate investor, so I began to investigate tax deed sales, because foreclosures are increasing – everyone knows that. I bought some CDs and later took an online course. I made my plans, began the first thing, started a website, and discovered the second thing. I discovered online marketing! In particular, affiliate marketing. Now I have two new businesses and three new websites. I no longer work 40 hours a week; I now work 80 hours a week! But every minute is as enjoyable as it can be. Every spare moment that I am not working at my regular job or sleeping (you must rest that body or it will pay you back) I am developing my new life and my exciting new future.

In less than one year I have learned things I never thought I could or for that matter would. I have learned how to invest in tax deed sales, do due diligence and title abstracting, develop websites, become a publisher of affiliate products and services, marketing on the Internet by writing articles and publishing them – I even started a blog, and soon I will be uploading videos online! At this rate I could be walking on water very soon. Well, maybe not, but one thing I know for sure is that I will keep working 80 hours a week until I can fire myself from one boring job and rehire myself into a fun filled and profitable future – and have 40 spare hours to play with my dog, and even my wife. Hey you got to get your priorities straight (wink).

So how do you go up in a down economy? You start to think differently than yesterday and go in the opposite direction of everyone else. While everyone else is going in the direction of depression you do a 180° turn and begin to think better and brighter thoughts, and start to walk a better walk and talk a better talk. You think of the things you would really like to do, and you make a plan.

But the most important thing is to make a plan that has at its heart the seed of enjoyment. This is the seed that will cause you to go up when everyone else is going down. This is the seed that pushes through the soil of doubt and depression and becomes something new – a new life! And make sure you nurture and protect that new life, water it, and fertilize it, so it can grow strong and become fruitful.

Well what are you going to do about your future? The real question is -are you willing to put in the time and effort to go up when everyone else is going down? Hey, I am in my late 50s, and in some people’s eyes that is almost dead. If I can do it, so can you!

See one of my websites here at and get yourself a free e-book called The Clash of The Kingdoms. In it you will find more keys to overcoming depression. Yes, I wrote it to. Enjoy!

Harry Connor Jr has had over 30 years experienced as a marketing guy in Print and TV Commercial Production in general business and real estate, who loves the internet. Free book here

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