In the challenging times we are in, and those yet to come, we will be faced with things that force us into making a choice. On/off, yes/no, left/right, etc.
I have a request. No matter what you are facing, no matter the challenge- do not settle for less.
There have been an abundance of knife makers and others struggling to get materials. Instead of diving in to find it, they take the easier route and order it from China, diminishing the quality of their materials and not informing their customers. This is unacceptable.
In a recent study, they found that if every American spent an additional $60/year on products made here- it could have a profound and positive impact on our economy and work force. Look at your fish/fruit cups/shrimp at the store. Most are from China. Spring the extra 10¢ and get the ones made in California.
Ultimately… choose the hard path. Do not settle for mediocrity. Never negotiate with weakness. Just do what you know needs to be done.
Have a great and successful week.