12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013 by Geoffrey James

  1. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of   your ultimate achievements.”
Napoleon Hill
  2. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we f  fear.”
Brian Tracy
  3.  “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
Dale Carnegie
  4. “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.”
Og Mandino
  5. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
 Tony Robbins
  6. “If you can’t control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls waiting to be attacked.”
The Book of Proverbs
  7. A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.”
  Harvey Mackay
  8. “Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience.”
  Jack Vance
  9. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
  Jim Rohn
  10. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
  Zig Ziglar
  11. “The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.”
  Tom Hopkins
  12. “You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.”
  Seth Godin

Steven Hume

Hume Management and Consulting

Consumer confidence hits post-recession peak.

Consumer confidence hits post-recession peak. Best reading since February 2008

Here are a few quotes from Steve Goldstein and Ruth Mantell from Marketwatch.  All good signs!

“The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 73.7 in November from 73.1 in October. That’s above the 72.2 level forecast in a MarketWatch-compiled survey of economists and the best level since February 2008. The October reading was upwardly revised from 72.2”.

As we see the economy improving a bit, home prices are rising, wages are increasing and the job market is improving we see Consumer confidence rising.

“The University of Michigan said it was the most favorable outlook for the unemployment rate since 1984 — at a time when the jobless rate is 7.9%”.

“Four of the 10 leading LEI indicators made positive contributions in October, led by the interest-rate spread. Other positive contributions came from a leading-credit index, weekly jobless claims and manufacturers’ new orders for core capital goods”.

As we look at the ship called America it appears we are no longer in a “list” position but it appears we have righting moment.  It will still take time and patience but I think we are on the right course.

Steven Hume

Hume Management and Consulting