As we end the year it seems that many are anticipating great change in the future. I hear optimistic notes in voices about next year and beyond.
I just finished a deal for replacing a pickup truck fleet for a client. They let the current trucks run until the wheels were falling off as they were unclear if they even had a business future.
As I sit here typing, I await a phone call from the owner to let me know he is ready to sign the credit app , the first money he has borrowed since we took him through chapter 11 six years ago. He is out playing golf to get some in before the deep freeze rolls in next week.
Another group is building apartments in Georgia (the US one) and just decided to double the number of units.
My dental equipment startup which sells a lot to the VA is doing very well , as there is suddenly a massive desire to protect patients from infection , which our product does.
I once had an economics professor, very near his retirement explain to me that economics runs on numbers but economies run on optimism.
His face is in my mind this New Year’s Eve.
I wonder how far a President can go with infectious optimism? I expect farther than most realize.
Sometimes improving things is not just policy, it requires attitude. Attitude may be the most important thing in running large organizations.