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The LADA Group Reports…Entrepreneur vs. Unemployment

   Entrepreneurs                                                             Employees
Value wealth over job security                     Value job security over wealth

Value job security over wealth                        Receive consistent paycheck

Long hours, especially during start-up        Regular, consistent hours

Potential for very large payoff            Constant but relatively low payment

Build their own assets                    Work to build someone else’s asset

Have a higher tolerance for risk                Do not like risk

Own the company. Can only be fired             Could be fired at any time
by Board of Directors.

Sit behind the desk when interviewing        Sit in front of the desk when                                                                                                           interviewing

Are willing to take calculated and educated risks    Adverse to risk

Build systems for benefit of themselves        Build systems for benefit of                                                                                                             employers

Pay taxes only on NET income                            Pay taxes on total income

Build assets and then use them to purchase         Do not build assets
other assets

Build passive and portfolio income, taxed lowest    Build active income, taxed                                                                                                          the highest

Invests from the inside                                                         Invests from the outside

Can start other similar companies            Restricted by non-disclosure and                                                                                              non-compete agreements

Adapt quickly to change                                        Often resist change

Often have to dedicate yourself fully             Have time to do other things besides Have time to do other things besides            work—such as raise a family or take work—such as raise a family or take            up hobbies.
up hobbies.

Have access through their businesses to         Much harder to obtain significant credit                                                                                much larger credit limits

Financial security once venture succeeds   Will have to follow strict savings      and investment plan

Can become wealthy at young age            Will not become financially secure                                                                                              while still young

Have a bias toward action                Often have a bias toward passing the                                                                                        bill

Create the systems                     Have to deal with the bureaucracies                                                                                           created by intricate systems of the                                                                                              companies they work for

Decides who to hire and who they work with        Have little say over who they      work with

Have freedom to control direction of             Have little say over the direction of   their company                                                          their company

Rarely do the same thing two days in a row        Often have repetitive jobs

Work on building assets so they’ll never         Work on building 401(k) or pension
need a 401(k) or pension

Make money when they sleep                Make money only when they are                                                                                                 working

Hopefully the table above has given you some insight into the different characteristics of entrepreneurs and employees. It is a difficult choice to make for many. Many aspiring entrepreneurs choose to work for someone else for a few years to gain knowledge, contacts, and capital. Others feel that the best way is to start out as an entrepreneur and have the advantage of quite a few years of learning over their peers. Whichever you decide, just make sure that the choice is the one that is right for you, not just the one that everyone wants you to make.

God truly wants you to be a blessing to other people during these bad economic times. God wants us to be helpers to One Another By sharing with them  a Cash Leveraging, Cash Flow System that you “Pay it Forward” to bless others.

You can have everything in Life you want If you will help enough people get what that want. Zig Zigler

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The LADA Group Reports…How to Fix Your Standard of Living


Not since at least 1960 has the US standard of living fallen so fast for so long. The average American has $1,315 less in annual disposable income now than at the onset of the Great Recession.

Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet? You’d be right about that. The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago.

Bottom line:  The average individual now has $1,315 less in disposable income than he or she did three years ago at the onset of the Great Recession – even though the recession ended, technically speaking, in mid-2009. That means less money to spend at the spa or the movies, less for vacations, new carpeting for the house, or dinner at a restaurant.

In short, it means a less vibrant economy, with more Americans spending primarily on necessities. The diminished standard of living, moreover, is squeezing the middle class, whose restlessness and discontent are evident in grass-roots movements such as the tea party and “Occupy Wall Street” and who may take out their frustrations on incumbent politicians in next year’s election.

What has led to the most dramatic drop in the US standard of living since at least 1960? One factor is stagnant incomes: Real median income is down 9.8 percent since the start of the recession through this June, according to Sentier Research in Annapolis, Md., citing census bureau data. Another is falling net worth – think about the value of your home and, if you have one, your retirement portfolio. A third is rising consumer prices, with inflation eroding people’s buying power by 3.25 percent since mid-2008.

“In a dynamic economy, one would expect Americans’ disposable income to be growing, but it has flattened out at a low level,” says economist Bob Brusca of Fact & Opinion Economics in New York.

To be sure, the recession has hit unevenly, with lower-skilled and less-educated Americans feeling the pinch the most, says Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Economy.com based in West Chester, Pa. Many found their jobs gone for good as companies moved production offshore or bought equipment that replaced manpower.

“The pace of change has been incredibly rapid and incredibly tough on the less educated,” says Mr. Zandi, who calls this period the most difficult for American households since the 1930s. “If you don’t have the education and you don’t have the right skills, then you are getting creamed.”

Per capita disposal personal income – a key indicator of the standard of living – peaked in the spring of 2008, at $33,794 (measured as after-tax income). As of the second quarter of 2011, it was $32,479 – almost a 4 percent drop. If per capita disposable income had continued to grow at its normal pace, it would have been more than $34,000 a year by now.

The so-called misery index, another measure of economic well-being of American households, echoes the finding on the slipping standard of living. The index, a combination of the unemployment rate and inflation, is now at its highest point since 1983, when the US economy was recovering from a short recession and from the energy price spikes after the Iranian revolution.

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