By Gordon Beattie

I’ve always said I’m the luckiest person in the world and that held true this week when Hurricane Irma looked set to turn my beach house in Florida to firewood.

As I went to bed on Sunday, a direct hit was on the cards for our barrier island on the Gulf Coast.

When I woke in the morning Irma, against all the odds, had changed course and my little bit of paradise escaped without a scratch.

Luck has always played a big part in my success and it’s why I keep telling people, you get out of life what you expect out of life.

Imagine you’ll get cherries and that’s what will blossom in your life. Believe you’ll get weeds and that’s what will grow in your garden.

No wonder I’m becoming increasingly irritated by the prophets of doom and gloom who say a recession is on the cards.

Recessions happen when people lose confidence, when positivity is replaced by doubt, uncertainty and fear.

We have two choices – talk ourselves into a recession or keep the faith, continue to invest in the future and dodge the bullet. 

I know which option I’m taking.