1. Sunblockers is good. Should that read, “Sunblockers are good”? Probably. Anything that helps keep the sun off your head, arms and body is good. The other day I noticed I was beet red after lathering sunblock lotion and I noticed that either the sun is getting hotter or the blockers aren’t as effective. The temperature jumped 25 degrees in two hours so it was the later. Long sleeve shirts that are light or long robes to cover one’s body are also good investments though from a fashion point of view, I guess it depends on where you live to go ahead and wear them.
2. Comfortable shoes. I am a huge advocate of shoe manufacturing, good footwear and in general, anythin that helps one’s legs and toes. I don’t have a foot fetish but I do have a healthy respect for self mobility. Without comfortable feet, your attention is distracted from other senses to the soles of your feet. A great spiritual way to remember to “keep grounded” but not a great way to continue doing what you are doing in terms of business. Women (and men) also pay for fashionable footwear though they aren’t coughing up the large sums for self-proclaimed hot and fancy several hundred dollar shoes. Firms that make decent shoes that are inexpensive may not make you rich but they will make you consistant money if they aren’t knocked off too badly by overseas competition.
3. Fruit. Because of dietary considerations, people wanting to eat something light, you can’t go wrong in investing in fruit processing (well, you probably could go wrong and might so I retract that slightly). I base this on seeing more and more people paying outrageous prices for small fruit cups at amusement parks and buying “funsize” portions of fruit packages from supermarkets and grocery stores. Fruit also has the risk though of backlash if crops are contaminated so do your own due diligence.
4. Water. People are always drinking water. They need it in their soft drinks (ever try to drink just powdered Kool Aid?), their fruit juices, their phoney vitamin water, and even in their water. Spring waters, that is water that actually bubbled out of the earth tend to sell better than water that was bubbled out of the tap. Honestly, though, to me, water is water. It is wet and good and satisfies one better than any soft drink, tea or beverage. As my late Uncle Danny use to say, “It is still the best drink in the world”, and he is right.
5. Yourself. Ah ha. Surprise. Take the time to plan on taking a college course, learn to manufacture something and look at what you can do to not only make money yourself without having to depend on totally passive activities and report back to me how you are doing.
Have a great day and week people!
May 26 2009
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