Don’t be distracted by the headlines. There is always some idiotic buzz going on that tries to pull your attention away from the serious business of building your life. It’s just noise. Whether it’s terrorism, recession, or the latest election-cycle scandals, it’s got nothing to do with what you need to be doing today to build your future. During the Great Depression, there were people who made fortunes. And during the greatest boom times, like the real estate surge of the ’80s, there were millions and millions of people who neglected to take charge of their future-who ignored everything I’m going to be sharing in my blogs-and ended up struggling or broke. Most of them, in fact, are still struggling or broke today. The economy is not the issue. The issue is YOU. Are you angry at the corruption in the corporate world? At Wall Street and the big banks that let this happen? At the government for not doing enough, or for doing too much, or for doing too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things? Are you angry at yourself for not taking control sooner? Life is tough. The question is, what are you going to do about it? Moaning and groaning won’t secure your future. Neither will blaming Wall Street, the big bankers, corporate America, or the government. If you want a solid future, you need to create it You can take charge of your future only when you take control of your income source. You need your own business.