Whenever I ask someone in any industry, "how are things going for you in business?" The recurring answers depict a very gloomy outlook about the economy and how challenging it is. Their call for and their need is - more sales.
There are trillions of dollars circulating in the economy right this minute ... and there are customers willing to pay for what they need and value. Are they more cautious about spending ... maybe? It was reported that retail sales accounted for over 70 per cent of the luxury brand, Burberry's revenue in the October to December period of 2011; a reported increase of 23 per cent.
The 'noise' (of the GFC2, Eurozone crisis, global warming, natural disasters, etc.) can become deafening – if you allow it too. It is creating a level of anxiety , that most of us have not experienced before.