Reducing Uncertainty In Farming—and In Life

Farming is filled with uncertainty, and this year had more than its share.  Dealing with the unknown makes it tough to manage and plan—and that makes life more complicated, not simpler.
Early in my career, I helped a local producer with fall work.  He noticed how stressed out I was at the end of the year—and he told me it was because I had too much uncertainty in my life.  I realized he was right, and I asked him how he handled all the unknowns in farming and in life.  A few days later, he gave me the list you see here.
It’s a simple list with simple concepts.  But at the start of each year, I review it and hit my internal reset button to generate a new attitude and new plan.  It works for me—and I hope it helps you as well.
One thing for certain:  Your 21st Century Equipment sales and service professionals can help you eliminate a lot of uncertainty in your farming operation.  One simple way is to consider leasing.   We have a group of loyal customers (thanks to all of you!) who have found a smart financial solution through leasing.
We offer a very competitive lease that allows you to take full advantage of the tax benefits associated with a “true” leases, while still owning your equity in a trade.   It’s a best of both worlds situation.
Leasing can help you manage a tax situation—or help your cash flow with a sensible payment.  We have a wide range of equipment available for lease at each of our 17 locations.
Contact me or your local sales professional to discover more about our flexible lease options.
We want to thank you for doing what you do—and we thank you for your confidence in 21stCentury Equipment.  Let’s start 2016 running like a Deere!
7 Ways to Eliminate Uncertainty
  1. Focus on your health first Uncertainty leads to stress which leads to poor health. Exercise and take care of yourself. Without you, where is your operation?
  2. Plan ahead
  3. Prepare for different outcomes Consider the alternatives and do what you can to ready yourself for them.
  4. Cope and adapt Your environment changes often. Don’t get hung up on the changes. Find the good and move on.
  5. Control what can be controlled Be proactive in managing what you can. And when things happen that aren’t in your control, what you can control is your reaction.
  6. Know your financial strengths and weaknesses Do what you’re best at—and get advice and counsel when you’re unsure of your ability to make a sound decision or investment.
  7. Recognize opportunity and act Take advantage when opportunity knocks—and don’t wait for the next best thing to come along.