Focus on What I CAN Control

Ok, I admit it. I have gotten distracted. I have allowed the pundits on TV and the ________’s in Washington seduce me into getting involved in politics instead of focusing on business and what’s REALLY important in my life…maybe not REALLY important, but what I can REALLY directly control.

Right now, I see that there is a battle taking place between government and business in which government is limiting business and the prosperity of this country, if not financially bankrupting my country. I had never noticed this before, but I also have read Atlas Shrugged now, at least to the point that the warning in the book and the drama on the TV became the same (in my eyes). I don’t see “liberals” or “progressives,” I see “socialists” and “communists.” When I hear “tax the top 1%,” or “the wealthy must pay their ‘fair share,'” I hear “wealth redistribution” a la “The Communist Manifesto.” I also see this as morally incorrect and an infringement on the freedom to succeed in business and in life, even though I am currently far from being in the top 1%.

When I first discovered, I was influential about entrepreneurship, a subject that is near and dear to my heart. After a couple of political tweets, I find out that I’m influential about “prison” ( is based in Nancy Pelosi’s district, lol). I’ve never been to prison however a few people with my name have, as I discover after “Googling” myself. After getting involved with the current political debate (and recently there have been many), I found myself taking a breather from my business life and getting angry about things I cannot directly control.

Here’s the deal from my perspective. I give something power by the amount of thought and attention I give to it. If I give a government that has a history of spending beyond it’s means more attention than it deserves, I give it power and I take away power from what I can do to contribute to the business world and the world of entrepreneurship. Where the two cross in my world is my love for the foriegn exchange markets and the government policies that are in the background. I need to remember that I cannot directly change government policy as I also cannot directly control how the FOREX market trades.

I CAN control my attitude and keep it a winning attitude. I CAN control how I invest my money and making it increase in value. I CAN control my business education and make sure I’m learning something new everyday about business. I CAN control my FOCUS and stay focused on what’s REALLY important.

By staying focused on entrepreneurship and business, I make the best contribution to the world I can make…one more happier, wealthier and more-educated individual.

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Michael Neely

My name is Michael Neely and I am an entrepreneur, blogger, FOREX trader, coin collector and businessman. I have also been known as a waiter, bartender, Series Three (Commodities and Currencies Options and Futures). I currently live in New England with my beautiful fiancée, Patsy and Pip, our Jack Russell terrier.

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