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America Will (More Than) Survive Trump Presidency

I gotta admit: I never saw this day or this outcome coming. If you voted for Donald Trump: Congratulations. If you're heartbroken, outraged or shocked by the apparent outcome: Don't lose faith in the world's greatest country. Only in America can you hold the world's most powerful office -- while being held accountable by the people.

As a country, we face some intense times in the days and weeks ahead. Financial markets worldwide tumbled overnight as concern about a potential Trump presidency emerged. We can continue to get caught up in the drama, or we can rethink our approach to life, media consumption, and social media participation.

Back to basics. Your faith. Your family. Your neighbors. Your town. And by the way: If you don't have a particular faith -- that's okay, too. This is America.

Keep building your businesses. March forward with -- or without -- the government's help. Create jobs, incomes, careers, and opportunities that change communities. Create futures for those around you.

And remember this key message from TruMethods Schnizzfest 2016 keynote speaker Vinh Giang: You have room for about five people in your inner circle. Kick the bad relationships out of that circle. Surround yourself with those who raise your game.

Mr. Trump apparently is going to Washington. I wish him well. The rest of us -- entrepreneurs, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers -- still control Main Street, U.S.A.

I like our chances for success.

Disclosure: My preferred presidential candidate was Ohio Governor John Kasich. My choice amid the Clinton-Trump showdown was Gary Johnson.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.