For a country called, ‘The United States,’ it appears that we’ve become anything but united. In fact the growing trends are more like we are becoming divided. We hear about “rights” being infringed upon. We hear the rich get richer while the middle class carries their financial burdens, and the number of lower class are increasing. The news programs report continuous conflict. The media markets fear and polarizes our communities. Fear and mistrust are rampant. The messaging coming from politicians is divisive instead of uniting. Financial worries predominate our society as there is common knowledge that currency manipulation will at some time in the near future effect the security of our economy. Connectedness and community is missing.
The word ‘Community’ is derived from the words ‘common’ ‘unity.’ To regain that, we need association not isolation. Community was originally the essence of what our country was all about at it’s founding. The word ‘Entrepreneur’ means using idea power to find solutions to current problems with new ways previously not used. Entrepreneurs use tools of innovation to make new opportunities possible. Peter Drucker, one of management’s top thinkers, said that the concept of being an entrepreneur “is purely an American phenomenon.” With the future of freedom being uncertain if left to go down the current road, the entrepreneur will need to return. Today, we need a ‘Community of Entrepreneurs.’ This is exactly what LIFE Leadership is. It’s a paradigm shift in business. Top leadership experts Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady have designed a program that uses entrepreneurial ideas around financial coaching and leadership development. That makes it possible to bring people together and form communities aligned in common purpose.
People are tired of feeling more isolated and fragmented. It doesn’t take much to recognize that outside forces stand to gain from pitting each of us against one another. Our country no longer resembles of what we once were. Today, our financial conditions and the economy of our nation have become the focus of the majority of the population. It’s the very forces that have created these uncertain economic conditions that stand to gain from creating a polarizing effect around us. Are there similarities today that were written about in the past? In 1825, Frances Grund wrote a two - volume appraisal of America, “Change the domestic habits of Americans, their religious devotion, and their high respect for morality, and it will not be necessary to change a single letter of the Constitution in order to vary the whole form of government.” How that happens was described by the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville in, ‘Democracy in America,’ “After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
The MisesInstitute recently reported economic projections as a result of the uncontained fractional reserved banking system, “By increasing the federal government's cost of borrowing, an interest rate increase will also make it harder for the federal government to manage its debt. Increased costs of debt financing will place increased burden on the American people and could be the last straw that finally pushes the federal government into a Greek-style financial crisis. The no-win situation the Fed finds itself in is a sign that we are reaching the inevitable collapse of the fiat currency system. Unless immediate steps are taken to manage the transition, this collapse could usher in an economic catastrophe dwarfing the Great Depression.” Best selling author, Orrin Woodward writes about this in, ‘The Financial Matrix,’ “It now takes twenty – five dollars to purchase what one dollar could purchase in 1913.”
To bring us together we need a common purpose, something that would compel us to work closer together more than tear us apart. LIFE Leadership is a community of entrepreneurs that works with ‘The Financial Fitness Program' where going back to good old fashion values of thrift and being debt free, along side an entrepreneurial idea that builds communities, historically brings back what made America great.
Those of us who know the truth must redouble our efforts to spread the ideas of liberty that come from an entrepreneurial community.
The Entrepreneur is the foundation of the Spirit of America, not evil people wanting to take advantage of the poor or underprivileged. Some of the values that Entrepreneurs rely heavily on are free enterprise and teamwork. They make it possible for them to realize their vision. Opposed to entrepreneurism is what Brian T. Kennedy former President of the Clairemont Institute writes about, “Either we will have a government limited by the Constitution – limited, that is, to protecting those rights that are enumerated in the Declaration of Independence – or we will have a government guided by regulatory bureaucracies.” A community knowledgeable in theses areas knows more about what’s needed than a distant financial planner.
Financial bondage feeds the current system of isolation and dependence. What are the real needs of our communities today? Begin with the end in mind: Free yourself from the financial debt that feeds the current system of financial manipulators. Similar to improving your health by improving your physical fitness we must improve our ‘Financial Fitness.’ Financial autonomy is necessary so no one will own you or the things you possess. It’s made possible by going back to our roots of dreaming again. Our communities were founded on the freedom of opportunity to dream. Peter Block writes, “It is when citizens stop waiting for professionals or elected officials to do something, and decide they can reclaim what they have delegated to others, that things really happen.
An entrepreneurial idea that connects communities, that combat the growing trends of isolation and financial stress is a viable solution. Connectedness and community is not missing in LIFE Leadership. A vision of liberty and financial freedom is the foundation upon which our country is built. This is a dream of a ‘Community of Entrepreneurs.’ God Bless, George Guzzardo