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It may be easy to get overwhelmed by financial journalists, guest mutual fund managers on CNBC, or various other panicky individuals asserting a bleak economic black hole. There's still lots of capital on the sidelines. Don't forget this. Many investment vehicles, individuals and entities alike, were wise enough to cut their recent losses fast and stay liquid for ideal opportunities. If you're drawn into the same mentality as the latest hedge fund manager on Bloomberg gloomily describing how more than half of his portfolio's assets vanished in 2008 alone, revamp your motivation here.

Motivational Fuel


"Limited consumer funds means that more attention is given to every purchase, and therefore the best new ideas and products have a better chance of success during a downturn because the competition can't provide the same value." -David Silverman

"Certainly, (smaller venture capitalist groups) aren't tossing money around, but they're still in business. They view the current environment really as an opportunity to look at a lot of deals, to really pick the best ... maybe the bar is higher because many more deals are finding them than they were six months ago. But they are still putting money to work." -Roger Ehrenberg

"Stay hungry, stay foolish." -Steve Jobs

"US$16 trillion in energy systems investment is needed globally before 2030, almost half of that for projects in developing countries." -International Energy Agency (Paris)

"You're not going to outwork me. It's such a simple, basic concept. The guy who's willing to hustle the most is going to be the one who just gets that loose ball ... The commodity that I see in people that aren't getting to places they want or aren't achieving the things that they want is strictly based on hustle. It's strictly based on being outworked and missing crucial opportunities." -Will Smith (Tavis Smiley Show, 2008 see video on left and apply Smith's insight to growing your green business)

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  • Resource scarcity transcending market psychology

    Think you may be joining the party late? Oil and coal currently comprise about 60 percent of the world's total energy supply. Clearly, there's lots of work to be done, and urgency doesn't sleep. The renewable era is not another 'bubble.' Natural resource depletion is a 24/7 gig. Remember that it continues after the market closes each day.

    External motivation ... but come back and visit!

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