Summer isn’t over on Labor Day. Only the pool lifeguards go away. Otherwise, summer continues until September22. For many of us, September and October are the best months. No humidity or rain. So why do people get depressed on Labor Day and say “Summer is over?” It’s time for a new attitude.

People are yelling at government to create jobs. Isn’t that the role of business? Why aren’t businesses creating jobs by creating new products and services and creating demand for those products?

If you’ve been laid off, downsized or whatever, stop complaining and start your own business. You have nothing to lose. After all, what are the alternatives? Sitting on your butt and collecting unemployment? Offer your skills to people and companies you can help. That’s how every single business ever got started. I started my business after I got fired. That turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me (right up there with getting married and starting PR LEADS). My business has given me the freedom and independence I wanted and I’m sure you crave. So find a business coach like Mark LeBlanc ( and get started! Don’t know what you want to do? Get help from Dr. Debra Condren