What is the American Dream today?
Do YOU and your family stand a chance in the world of making it big in America (or anywhere in the world) today?
Let’s chat more about that, shall we?
The American Dream Definition
According to Wikipedia,
The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.
The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that “all men are created equal” and that they are ‘endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights’ including ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’
Upward mobility… the opportunity for prosperity and success… life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
So according to this definition “the American dream today” appears to be alive and well.
Because we all still have the RIGHT to pursue whatever it is in life we desire. Good health, great relationships, political power, prestige and wealth.
But is the process of achieving these ideals as easy and as readily available as they were before?
What about intrusive taxes? Scams? Fraud? Corrupt companies, policies and procedures?
The American Dream Today…
… is all about the individual.
In fact, I would venture to say the American dream has always been about the individual.
Even when we’ve had worldwide movements – like the civil rights movement – boil it down to the grass roots and every big dream, every big vision started with a individual or a bunch of individuals sharing the same desire for more.
For example, back on October 31 2011 – David Wood and David Sharpe shared a dream of helping the “masses” create true time and financial freedom.
And we are not talking about promoting “yet another” network marketing deal or business opportunity – because the masses in these programs do not make money.
The masses in most business opportunities (or even professional careers like real estate brokerage or insurance sales) simply do not make big money fast.
The D & D vision was to create a platform and a culture where MOST EVERYBODY actually stood a better than average chance of striking it rich… in whatever amount “rich” meant to them.
The American Dream is Alive and Well
40 people heard the vision of Empower Network back in October 31, 2011.
Less than 14 months later… over 4,000 filled a room and 3,700 of them shared they were finally making money. (The other 76,000+ active members could not attend for whatever reason).
It doesn’t matter how things look or where you find yourself right now…
- Not enough time
- Not enough money
- Too much debt
- Too tired to care
- Fearful of making a wrong decision
- Fearful of retiring in poverty, or even
- Emotionally and spiritually bankrupt
Things can and will change for the better when YOU decide you have had enough.
When YOU decide to take back control.
When YOU decide you may not know everything, but you know enough to get started now.
If YOU can dream it, YOU can achieve it – regardless of where you live in the world.
Don’t worry about taxes or errant government policies. Don’t worry about the state of the economic affairs.
Don’t worry about if and when something bad will happen… and certainly stopping blaming where you are on someone (or something) outside of your control.
If YOU can dream it… YOU can achieve it.
Bless and be blessed,
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