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I know it’s spring when the dandelions blossom. They are a treasure for the bees. And the bees are a treasure for me — pollinating my food. Mother Nature has much to teach us about giving and receiving in the flow of life. Spring is her Masterclass. Flowers bloom. Birds sing. Bees buzz. It’s an inspiring and uplifting time of year, one where many of us feel energized by the longer days and warmer evenings.
The US economy balances in an uncertain position entering the second quarter. In certain respects, the economy is on solid footing; the consumer is in good shape. The labor markets are tight with the unemployment rate, at 3.6%, close to historic lows. Jobs are plentiful and wages are rising. While households have burned through the COVID-stimulus cash, their savings rate continues to be elevated, currently at 6.3%, which adds a level of cushioning should the economy turn south. On the Corporate front, profits recovered quickly and are now well above pre-pandemic levels. Business investment is continuing to accelerate and, with a growing trend to bring business operations back to the US, implies US economic growth should continue.
Ep. 238 Family Business, Financial Health, and Career Balance|| Mackey McNeil, Founder of Mackey, the Prosperity People, and Why Settle
90% of American Businesses are family owned or controlled. On today's episode, Mackey McNeil shares practical advice and assessments you can do to avoid losing your temper, relatives, and business.
I recently traveled to Portugal with some of my dearest friends. These are women who have each played instrumental roles in my own process of self-discovery, so the opportunity to get away, pause, and soak in a new culture with them was an absolute gift.
Talk about a wild ride. If you’re a business owner or leader, you likely feel as if you’ve been put through the wringer. We certainly feel that way. The world came to a screeching halt on March 12, 2020. Everything changed with zero warning: ever since it’s been wave after wave after wave of difficult decisions to make.
Sally Ream and her sons are on a mission to make the world a little more beautiful, one outdoor space at a time. Families across Boston start every morning by stepping out into yards brilliantly designed by Sally, a trained horticulturist, and her son Marcus, a landscape architect. To some people, this might be considered a luxury. But to Sally, exquisite outdoor spaces are an essential part of life.
My desire to support small businesses traces back to my father. A lover of animals, as a child, I always admired his unique ability to connect with cats and dogs — it was almost as if he could speak their language! He dreamed of becoming a veterinarian.
Like so many of you, we are consumed by the war and desolation happening in Ukraine. It is hard to wrap our minds around such loss — of life, of family, of home, of safety and normalcy. We know that we cannot understand what it is to be a Ukrainian right now. But we can use our own prosperity to support their needs.