Dear Spartanburg County Council Members,
Yesterday evening, I gave a speech to you on property rights. As citizens of Spartanburg County, I think that it’s best that we have a better understanding of property rights so that we can do a better job protecting the property of those who live within the community.
Below is the meaning of property rights according to Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center. Please let me know if you disagree with any of the points below:
1. The owner’s exclusive authority to determine how private property is used;
2. The owner’s peaceful possession, control, and enjoyment of his/her legally purchased, deeded private property;
3. The owner’s ability to make contracts to sell, rent, or give away all or part of the legally purchased/deeded private property;
4. That local, city, county, state, and federal governments are prohibited from exercising eminent domain for the sole purpose of acquiring legally purchased/deeded private property so as to resell to a private interest or generate revenues;
5. That no local, city, county, state, or federal government has the authority to impose directives, ordinances, fees, or fines regarding aesthetic landscaping, color selections, tree and plant preservation, or open spaces on legally purchased/deeded private property;
6. That no local, city, county, state or federal government shall implement a land use plan that requires any part of legally purchased/ deeded private property be set aside for public use or for a Natural Resource Protection Area directing that no construction or disturbance may occur;
7. That no local, city, county, state, or federal government shall implement a law or ordinance restricting the number of dwellings
that may be placed on legally purchased/ deeded private property;
8. That no local, city, county, state, or federal government shall alter or impose zoning restrictions or regulations that will devalue or limit the ability to sell legally purchased/deeded private property;
9. That no local, city, county, state, or federal government shall limit profitable or productive agriculture activities by mandating and controlling what crops and livestock are grown on legally purchased/deeded private property;
10. That no local, city, county, state, or federal government representatives or their assigned agents may enter private property without the written permission of the property owner or is in possession of a lawful warrant from a legitimate court of law. This includes invasion of property rights and privacy by government use of unmanned drone flights.
At the end of my speech, I was cut-off due to the 3 minute time limit. I was going to finish my speech with the following quote, “If you don’t have the right to own and control property then you are property.” The quote is from Wayne Hage and I think that it makes a lot of sense due to the government’s interference with property rights at this point of time.
Feel free to contact me anytime.
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Spartanburg, SC 29302
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I will admit it, becoming an entrepreneur is a tough thing to do. People who decide to take the entrepreneurial route usually always seem to take-on more than they can chew. I had a client recently vent with me on whether or not he was taking on too much. I did my best to listen him and I could easily get a sense that he was overwhelmed.
Unfortunately, the feeling of being overwhelmed can often be unbearable for people wanting to be entrepreneurs. The tasks that entrepreneurs normally have to do are often more diversified and more complicated than those of employees.
I think that many entrepreneurs underestimate how much stress is going to come their way when they take the entrepreneurial plunge so I have multiple key recommendations in order to help entrepreneurs to breakOUT!!! of their shells:
1. Take time for a nap or two during the day. An entrepreneur can often be on the go for 14+ hours per day for 6 to 7 days a week so it’s important to give your mind and body a break or two. Too many days without naps can often lead to extreme fatigue and can often lead to a person withdrawing from his/her entrepreneurial pursuit.
2. Find ways to work less and to make more. Planning is everything when it comes working less and making more. If you get paid to do one-on-one consultations, why not organize an event where you do group consultations? Sure, you may be getting $15 per person per an hour compared to your normal $75 one hour consultation but atleast you may be able to bring twenty people in for a one hour session and make four times your normal hourly rate.
3. Find a new software that can help you become more efficient. I recently did this with a client that wanted to analyze blueprints more efficiently. He used to get the blueprints printed at Kinko’s and then do them by hand. Now we have found him a new software program to where he can do all of his blueprint work on his computer without ever leaving his home. Luckily for him, we have also found somebody to analyze blueprints for him so that he can focus more on managing projects and getting sales.
4. Find somebody who can be a back-office entrepreneur for you. Why manage all of your projects on your own when you can have another entrepreneur manage them for you? When it comes to finding a back-office entrepreneur, it’s not bad idea to find somebody who is young, energetic, and computer-savvy. I often find that a busy entrepreneur needs to be on the computer and phone for nearly half of the work day. This can easily be split up amongst somebody who can play your role from you worksite or from a different worksite.
All entrepreneurs need to find ways to breakout of their shells. The recommendations above can help but we recommend to all of our clients that they become a student of entrepreneurship so that they can really find a way to become a Shell Breaking Entrepreneur!
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Written by Evan Mulch, CEO of True Phase Solutions, 1-877-376-8783