Working Together for a Better Tomorrow.
“I have a dream!”
It’s time those words were used again. Can you remember the last time those words were used? Remember the impact they had? Delivered with such power and emotion that they captured the attention of a nation, nay the world. Those words started a movement.
This is the power of vision. This is the power that can be demonstrated when people work together for a common cause. The man who uttered such a simple statement knew what he would start, though little did he know that he would never be around to see his vision to succession.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a world in which white people and black people could walk side-by-side as equals. He had already set his vehicle in motion prior to this statement, but when he delivered these powerful words he set in motion a chain of events that changed the world.
My vision is to change the world! Wow, powerful dreams, grand aspirations or infinite delusion? Who’s to say? Was Dr. King delusional when he called for people to stand and unite? Many people would say he was but none the less, he dared to dream. Better yet. He dared to share that dream. He shared it with the world.
The world caught on, the took his dreams. They took arms, not literally, but they carried forward his vision, not just among his people, but among people. At a time when segregation was just accepted, in fact anything else was unacceptable, he reached the people and united them. What a dream. He accomplished his vision, or rather we did. People. Black people and white people. His people.
“I have a dream!” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I believe in a cause. This cause was set in motion the day I decided, enough is enough. At the time I just knew that I needed to change, things needed to be different in my life. My life was not going according to plans. In fact, at that time, I had no plans. I do now, but truth be told, I was at the worst place and time in my life. Things could not have gotten any worse, or could they?
You see, my life was not nearly so bad as I would like to believe, at least looking back on that time I can see that now. Yet at the time, I was in a state of despair. Life as I saw it was horrible, failing and falling fast. I once was lost, but now I ‘m found. If I didn’t wake up things would only get worse. Thankfully, I did wake up. I stopped fighting.
You might hear my story another time, if you begin to follow me. I hope you get to know me. You will hear my voice, you will know my name! I have not perfected my message, but I have a voice and I intend to use it. I have a dream. I have vision. Now I need to carry that vision forward. I do that using the same method Dr. King did. He spoke to the heart of the people. He shared his vision with the world.
Now I do the same. I share my vision, through the power of social media you can reach the masses and using that same process you can carry that message forward.
Here is the problem:
• There are so many people delivering their message in this manner that there is a constant battle for the attention of an audience.
Here is the solution:
• You must deliver a powerful message that carries weight.
• You must build connection with the people and other influencers in the industry.
• Continuously deliver content that adds value to people.
I want to change the world. Even better I want to make the world a better place. I want to encourage the people to become better. I want to help others be themselves and live the life of their dreams. Live life their way according to their dreams, living life as they imagine it.
I do believe that is possible, but we are so blinded by the illusions and negativity that we are fed throughout our entire lives. We must get past this thinking that has been so ingrained in our psyche that we believe it to the state or knowing. These illusions are our beliefs to our bey core. The problem though is that these beliefs are based on illusions.
These beliefs are based on teachings that have passed down from our ancestors through generations. These beliefs may be based on knowledge that was beneficial to their economy at the time, but like everything in life that is constantly changing and evolving, it is time that we evolved our beliefs.
This requires what we call a paradigm shift; a complete change in what we see as reality. More importantly, this requires a global paradigm shift. This is the message I carry forward. As Bob Dylan said more than a generation ago, “Times they are a changin’.” It is time for us to change once and for all.
I want to change the world. How do I do that? By doing what only I can. I can share with the world. I can share my message. I can use my voice. With the right message and great connections and consistent, value added content, I can change the world.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs; Apple
Call me crazy but I think I can change the world!
What is my message?
The world; Working Together for a Better Tomorrow!
By working together, we can achieve anything. We can change the world. We can accomplish great deeds, working on projects and causes of mutual interest for mutual benefit. We can share our deeds, share our tasks, share our visions and share the profits. By working and sharing we can grow and change, evolving as society is meant to do.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
That is the premise of what I propose. Working together to achieve our dreams; my dreams; your dreams; our dreams combined. I have envisioned how it would work, not the end-game but how it starts. This is something I know we can achieve. It starts with me sharing my vision with the world.
Two quotes that drive me and keep me moving forward.
• “Start where you are, doing what you can, using what you have.” – Teddy Roosevelt (Misquoted from a speech)
• “Take the first step in faith, you don’t need to see the whole staircase, just the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So, I begin, where I am. I can state emphatically, “I know who I am! I know where I am! I know what I am doing to get there!”
I am going to help others achieve their dreams, by waking them up to the truth they have been ignoring for far too long. I am going to become successful by helping others become successful.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar
We can make the world a better place by considering more than just ourselves, by working together we can create a better tomorrow. I have seen how we might do that. It is time to deliver that message. It is time to work with others for the benefit of all.
You see, we already do this. We work together, but we do it for the benefit of others. Most of us work for somebody else, yet we really work for ourselves anyway. We work for the benefit of ourselves and families. We work for the survival of what is important to us. Yet we need the security of knowing that we have a means of continual earnings. That security can be provided for our own benefits instead of padding someone else’s pockets.
We can work together on many mutual projects, increasing our odds of earning, with less certainty of earnings but the opportunity for multiple sources of income. This is done through a modified version of the freelancing model.
By offering up our services for hire, for a simple and meager share of each venture in which we participate, we can earn income on a continual basis with the potential of earning far more than we ever dreamed possible. Not only will we all be earning far more money, but we will be sharing the wealth that is so abundant on our planet.
There is abundant wealth on this planet, make no mistake. Now the question is how to redistribute it so that we can all share in it, rather than the few who currently possess massive wealth and the remaining few who dare to reach above their means. All-in-all, we are capable of so much more than we currently achieve, and only because we are so selfish are we kept grounded and found wanting and dreaming.
We just need to get back to the basics. Something we once knew and learned but have forgotten due to all the negative experiences that overtake our lives at such an early age. In our earliest moments we were taught how to get along, in kindergarten we were given the basic skills to achieve all our wildest dreams. We have since forgotten this, but I propose that we should get that skill back.
What skill is this? A skill so powerful that it could change the world. What could be so simple and elegant that it could give is all we need and want? That is information that I would find useful and extremely valuable. I want to know how I can have everything in life I want, don’t you? What could be so important? And if so, how can I get it back, you did say I once had this skill, didn’t you?
Kindergarten was a time for learning how to get along with people. We learned to interact and there was one principle that was so basic we couldn’t do anything else without it. Among the basics such as; “do unto others as you would have them do onto you.”, you will find this most valuable skill for achieving greatness.
Share. Because we lost this skill, we keep dreaming about the possibilities, never really reaching our potential. Share. We were told to share our snacks, tools, time and anything else that would be just as useful to someone else as it would for you. How did they get us to not want to share? Something they thought was proving their point, “If you don’t have enough for everyone, you shouldn’t have it at all.” Or, “Don’t bring it to class if you don’t intend to share.”
The intent was to get us to share anything that we had with others. Yet it had the opposite effect. As the selfish beings we are, we began to keep things to ourselves. We began to withhold things that were more precious to us. We began to lose touch with such a base value, one that was so valuable that could prove vital to a life of abundance.
You want abundance, right. We all talk about it. We want to believe that it is available to us. We are told that it is. We must just believe that it is and go search for it. Go get yours! Ask; Believe; Receive…right? Abundance is waiting for you. Well I believe, and I went searching for it. I have found it, and it is closer than we think. It is available to all of us, and it is easier to acquire than we think it is. We can have it all! Better than that, we don’t have to go that far to find it.
There are many things that we can have and do right now. There are many ways that we can share that will give each of us all that we could want and need in our lives. We can be abundant.
Smiles. Joys. Laughs. Stories. Moments. So many others that we could continue for hours. We could have these things in abundance. There are a precious few though that are abundantly available in our world, and we could and should begin to share. If we do then we have a chance to change the world, once and for all.
Do you want all things in abundance?
SHARE THE WISDOM!
SHARE THE WEALTH!
SHARE THE LOVE!
Of these three things we have more than enough in this world to go around. We can give these things and still have more than enough for ourselves. We can share these things and still share more, while we gain more and pass it on to others freely. That is the point after all, to be able to share with others, yet still have enough for ourselves. If others could do the same sharing as freely, then we can pass that forward. We can change the world.
Didn’t I mention that I wanted to change the world. I have given that a lot of thought. I know that I can change the world by doing what I can do, what only I can do. I know that by sharing, we can change the world. I know that by sharing my voice and delivering my message then that message can carry forward, more voices reaching more ears, just by sharing.
That is why I do what I do, what only I can do. That is why I am crazy enough to think that I can change the world. That is why I believe that if I can create a small, thoughtful group of committed citizens, then we can change the world. I am certain that if I just help enough other people get what they want, then I can have everything I want. It is why I believe that if I start where I am, doing what I can, using what I have, and if I just take the first step in faith regardless of the steps that are before me, then I can carry out my vision.
What is that vision again?
All of us, individuals, society, the world, working together for a better tomorrow.
There are two projects that I am working on, that I know can help to change the world.
Den of Pride –
A community for personal development. A community focussed on bringing out the best in all of us.
• “You can always be more, do more and have more because you can always become more.” ~ T Harv Eker’s Speed Wealth Principle
• They are powerful beyond measure
• Confidence and PRIDE are within themselves.
• To find themselves by searching within.
• Purpose, Passion, Power, PRIDE
Changemakers & Collaborators –
A group of people with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset. These people can create good things by working together. By working together on projects of mutual interest for mutual benefit we can change the world for the better.
o Collaborate 2 Create…Quarterly Conference
Working Together for a Better Tomorrow
Journey of Men –
• Helping men grow and develop
• Improving the quality of lives
• Documenting the journey of Men as they learn and grow
• As groups of men seeking growth we help the world become a better place
• By documenting that journey we prove the concept and the validity of the programs and educators can improve their programs, thus we can cater and tailor these programs to more individuals
• For every man who becomes better, they can better the lives of those around them.
By improving the lives of individual’s, we can create a better tomorrow. We can change the world.
Changing the world, by working together for a better tomorrow.