Unlike those in the Dick Cheney camp, politicos in the Barack Obama Administration are willing to change. Here is an interesting analysis of the Cheney never-concede style by Jon Ward in The New Republic.
The tone of the President's State of the Union Address represented a shift from smugness and aloofness to optimism and drive. The content hit all the right buttons to provide hope to the 99% of us who have been economically stuck.
And, hope, as we know, is everything. It can even beat down fear. This speech signals a return to the spirit of the man we voted for, twice.
There is common folk wisdom: Change or Die. With this model of a leader who can change in front of us, we can also now become willing to change how we pursue upward mobility. It isn't the boom-boom 20th century. In my business I am finding that the more I listen to prospects and the less I present all my good ideas, the more accounts come my way. The more accounts which come my way mean returning to an upscale standard of living.