It is no longer a passing problem that will just eventually vanish into the noise of social media — businesses of all sizes are consistently short-staffed. Maybe you merely heard about this occurrence on your favorite podcast, read about it on social media, or perhaps you experienced it firsthand through extensive wait times at your favorite restaurant or in line at the grocery store.
Wherever it has been made prevalent in your life, it is a constant issue following the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic. But a question remains: Is the pandemic really to blame for this downturn in consistent employment at businesses and organizations of varying sizes? Could there be other factors at play as to why this global shortage of workers is taking place? Coined the “Great Resignation,” this has largely become what I refer to in my Anticipatory Leader System as a Soft Trend — a…
Posted On Tuesday, 15 February 2022 00:00 Written by
Housing prices continue to rise. While maybe not as rapidly as a few months ago, still moving up at a rapid pace. When you add into it rising interest rates, the pressure on housing costs is a struggle to explain and even harder for some to understand. The cost of living is higher across the board, from food and energy, to just about everything we consume or use. Nobody is happier about paying more for the “same thing”, home ownership still represents a significant value compared to almost everything else. Let me share with you, my thoughts. Everyone must live somewhere, and there is a cost to either renting or owning where you live. While housing prices and financing costs of buying a home have risen significantly, so have rents! In many cases, the net costs of renting are rising just as fast or faster in most markets as property…
Posted On Monday, 14 February 2022 00:00 Written by
All-pro quarterback Tom Brady has retired from the National Football League after 22 years of leading the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Super Bowl victories. He led those two teams to seven Super Bowl championships while earning five (MVP) Most Valuable Player awards. Most likely both records will stand for a long time, perhaps forever! Records, they say, are there to be broken and perhaps Brady’s will. 
There is one NFL record that the TunneySide guarantees will always stand. That is the one head coach Don Shula formerly of the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins achieved. Shula had 347 victories in his 31-year career. It seems impossible for any head coach to last that long in the NFL today or in the future.  Brady vacillated, perhaps with some sleepless nights, in making his final decision. Almost every NFL player, coach, and or game official has that…
Posted On Friday, 11 February 2022 00:00 Written by
In August I spoke to a huge audience.  It was so fun! Viewing the footage afterward, I was quite disappointed in how I looked, even as I had been very committed to looking the part and feeling good… and so I – you guessed it – made a NEW Promise. Since August, half a year now, I have lost a great deal of fat, gained muscle, feel and look quite different to those who haven’t seen me in a while. Making new promises such as waking up earlier (between 4-5 AM), hitting the gym every single day, eating a certain way, sleeping more by going to bed earlier, drinking tons of water – all of the good things we are supposed to do I am doing quite religiously.  And it’s working.  It is the ultimate Health Promise for myself.
And yet, even in the success we can find…
Posted On Wednesday, 09 February 2022 00:00 Written by
In this new year, there are great transformations taking place in many industries. With all of this transformation, innovative business opportunities are ripe for the picking, and those with an Anticipatory mindset are sure to benefit from them in some of the most exponential ways.
Five Industries That Boast Exponential Opportunity in 2022 This is just a starting point. Your ability to use my Hard Trend Methodology to think more critically about these industries and then use those future certainties to become a positive disruptor is an integral piece to the puzzle. 1. Sustainability and Shipping The sustainability and green movement is a disruptive Hard Trend in and of itself, and it provides much opportunity for an Anticipatory entrepreneur or business leader in many different ways, especially when applying technology.  For example, Amazon and other online retailers have already started successful drone delivery systems in certain parts of the world,…
Posted On Tuesday, 08 February 2022 00:00 Written by
"It's impossible said pride. It's risky said experience. It's pointless said reason. Give it a try said the heart." Unknown Victor and Vera Vossen leaned into each other as they sat together on the swing on their front porch. It was a rare moment to relax and enjoy watching the sunset from their farmhouse in the country.   The Vossens admittedly were city folks. But their dream of being self-sustaining and making a profit living on their rural homestead took shape shortly after the pandemic. 
Victor's employer allowed him to start working from home. Vera was already running her business from home, even when they lived in the big city.   As they sat on the porch swing, Victor and Vera reflected on the lessons learned when they left the city for life in the country. Within the first month of living in the rural farmhouse, their dream seemed…
Posted On Monday, 07 February 2022 00:00 Written by
The big moves in rates last week also created a large move in mortgage applications. With purchase applications going up by 4% and refinances rising by 18%, people are looking to fix their costs NOW!  Working the higher end rental markets has been going exceptionally well. All of the people I am working with are seeing a great deal of positive feedback and with rents rising rapidly, those in the luxury rental market are now seeking ownership to solve their housing issues. These borrowers often have assets, great credit, and enter the housing arena in the mid to upper range of the market, so higher loan sizes and more predictable transactions. As this is being posted we will shortly get the unemployment numbers for this week, followed shortly thereafter by the factory orders report. Keep an eye open as these could cause some reaction. Most importantly, Friday morning we have…
Posted On Monday, 07 February 2022 00:00 Written by
The PGA tour is underway now with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am scheduled for Feb 3-6 and the PGA Championship taking place MAY 19 – 22, 2022 at Southern Hills CC,  Tulsa, OK. Eager golf fans are ready to be a part of the game be it live on the course or watching via streaming apps.
I have long been a Pebble Beach resident and have spent many enjoyable days on the course with friends and well-known sports names. My dear friend the late actor James Garner and I were regular players there and he really wasn’t someone you wanted to make much noise around when he was concentrating! As you know, Pebble Beach isn’t just the No. 1 public course in America. Pebble Beach is the No. 1 Golf Resort in America. Reminiscing about old friends and neighbors and a stunningly beautiful course led me to revisit the change in months for the…
Posted On Friday, 04 February 2022 00:00 Written by
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Obviously, the media surrounding Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ stance on his personal decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate him from the virus that is raging our country is of great concern to the National Football League as well as the effect it has on the rest of our country. As a member of an organization (Green Bay Packers) does a single individual have that right to not participate? Does his individual decision affect his teammates?
As you ponder the situation with Rodgers also consider the case of Novak Djokovic, arguably the best male tennis player in the world. Djokovic, a Serbian professional tennis player was recently denied entry into Australia to play the 2022 Australian Open and was deported from Australia after losing an appeal against visa cancellation. He was denied an opportunity to seek his tenth trophy which would break his own record as well as…
Posted On Friday, 28 January 2022 23:49
Your phone rings in the middle of a typical routine day. You click to answer, and the voice on the other line delivers a message that spins your life into a completely different reality. So, what do YOU do when you are smacked from your blindside? Try these four steps if the unexpected circumstance negatively affects your income or your expenses. 
1st- Don't panic. Take deep breaths, pray and put together a plan. A clear mind and a hopeful heart will help you create a sound strategy. Where do you need to be? What products and services does your family absolutely NEED?   2nd- Restructure your budget to have money left over each month to put into savings and for emergencies. If you need to lower overall payments with creditors, call them to see if you can get the interest rate or minimum payments reduced.    Can you pick up…
Posted On Friday, 28 January 2022 00:00
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