Some may read the headline of this blog post and think to themselves, "Ron has fallen off his rocker!"  Given the difficult economic conditions, daily layoff announcements, and federal government bailouts, many may feel the best plan is to stay the course and ride out the financial storm.

I tend to prescribe to a slightly different philosophy, one that thrives on opportunity.  As Alexander Graham Bell famously once said, "when one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."  I challenge you to consider the current environment as not one filled with despair, but instead ripe with new opportunities for the picking.