Here we are, going into the later quarter of the year and there is still no end in sight of this nightmare we have been living. The world has been muzzled with masks, millions of people are jobless, and people are confined simply by fear. What will it take for everyone to snap out of it? Sitting around waiting for this to end is not going to get you anywhere. Look around, has that gotten us back to “normal” yet? Will it take hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes or widespread food shortages to help you wake up? Or maybe you’ll wake up if you’re faced with the decision to either take a vaccine or be thrown in jail.

Where does it end?

This is not the time to live in fear. Your life’s on the line, your family is at stake. You don’t have to let this virus determine your destiny. It’s time for you to take back control of your life. Think about it and make your own decisions instead of waiting around for the media to tell you what to do next. If you’re smart, your first priority should be creating a good source of income for you and your family. Millions of people are relying on government assistance or hope that another stimulus check is in the near future, but how long will you wait for the government to come to your rescue?

This is the time your capitalist instinct should come to light. The fact of the matter is you may never get your old job back, you may never go back into the same business. It’s time for you to pivot. Find how to utilize your skills, your knowledge, and your network to generate your own income. I don’t know about you, but I would rather bet on myself than wait around hoping that congress comes to some sort of agreement. Especially being that there is no sense of urgency for them. After all, they did just come back from a month’s long hiatus. Meanwhile millions of people are at risk of eviction. I’m not saying that you have to go out and start your own business…not everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur. But, even if you have a 9-5, you should always be evolving by seeking knowledge and building your skill sets. If you haven’t accepted that this world was already heading in the direction of digital technology, you’re at a huge disadvantage now that this global pandemic has accelerated the shift to tech-based jobs.

However, it’s not too late for you to come to your senses and embrace it.

On the other hand, if you’re the entrepreneur, realize the power that you really have. You have the ability to expand your way of thinking and adjust your business based on the times where in and where we’re headed. There are so many unique needs that have come out of the global social changes caused by COVID. Take advantage of this time and begin seeking to fulfill those needs. Small businesses are the heart of the economy and the more small businesses that can stand the disruption of COVID, the more jobs that are out there. But in order to thrive, entrepreneurs must be willing to lean into this technical era rather than run away from it.

This just goes to show that no matter if you are a worker or an entrepreneur, you have to be diverse. But most importantly, you have to recognize that you and only you should be in control of your financial situation. Stop allowing yourself to be manipulated into a socialist controlled income environment. Waiting around for someone to give you just enough to survive is not the answer. Capitalism is.

Leftist idiots will argue that capitalism is radical…extreme. Well, it’s not. It’s a matter of life, Capitalism is your best chance of survival. Remember that the same ones that try to convince you otherwise are the same people that have muzzled you, stripped you of your independence, and put your whole family in jeopardy. So, again I ask, where does it end? When will you wake up and face reality?


Written by

Ziad K. Abdelnour, Wall Street financier, trader and author is President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a private family office that backs accomplished operating executives in growing their businesses both organically and through acquisitions and trades physical commodities – mostly oil derivatives – throughout the world.