Today, I’m going to discuss something that I like to call a reality check.

It’s something we all struggle with, myself included.

 OMG, White Collar Problems.

It’s an epidemic that’s sweeping the nation. Wealthy business owners such as ourselves can’t stop talking about their “enormous problems.” Alright, so reality check.


Cash flow, payrolls, etc… These aren’t real problems. They can be solved by some creative problem solving, sound business advice, and a few wise investments. We don’t have the right to call these “problems.”

Do you want to experience real problems?

Would you like to trade places with a homeless man in New York this winter? Or a father who doesn’t know how he is going to feed his children? You and I have food, clothes, homes, and jobs. These “problems” are actually just little growing pains that we have to experience—our relatively TINY bit of sacrifice—to have the lifestyles we enjoy and the lives we lead. 

The kinds of people that expect to receive great things without any sacrifice are the kinds of people that like to get SOMETHING for NOTHING. I have no respect for these people. You don’t want to be a person that expects to get something for nothing, because that means you don’t appreciate VALUE.

So, the next time you are complaining about your payroll, the rent payments on your new office, or your cash flow, take a step back…

You HAVE a payroll. You HAVE an office. And you HAVE cash flow! Do you realize what a small percentage of people in the world can say that? These aren’t real problems. Be thankful for what you have, and willing to make the small sacrifices that it has taken to get you there.


Until next time,


Jay Geier