Remember when you were a kid and anything was possible?

I well remember when I was a kid thinking anything was possible.  Superman was my hero and I was convinced that I could fly like him so with a raincoat attached to my neck, a 15 foot ledge to spring from and a tree branch only 10 feet away I proceeded to test that thought.  Needless to say my broken wrist confirmed that, at that time anyway, I quite obviously still had some flight training to do.  In later years I discovered that airline assisted flight was more comfortable and convenient.

Anyway, there are many things that are well within our reach if we’re willing to let go of our limiting beliefs and firmly implant in our mind the boundless possibilities that are there to be pursued.

I recently came across a video that I believe is worth taking a look at and thinking about.  As business advisors we are in a fantastic position to help our entrepreneurial clients get moving and lead the world out of the malaise it’s slipping in to.  Every day an opportunity will present that we can latch on to that will make a difference to someone at some time

Take a look at this video then read on.


For some unknown reason after watching this video I was attracted to my library and reached for Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic: Think and Grow Rich–if you haven’t read this book get a copy today and do yourself a favor.  I flicked it open and randomly fell on a page from which I quote:

“Never in the history of America [apologies to readers from the rest of the planet] has there been so great an opportunity for practical dreamers as now exists.  The six year economic collapse has reduced all men, substantially, to the same level. A new race is about to be run. The stakes represent huge fortunes which will be accumulated within the next ten years. The rules of the race have changed, because we now live in a CHANGED WORLD that definitely favors the masses, those who had but little or no opportunity to win under the conditions existing during the depression, when fear paralyzed growth and development.

We who are in the race for riches, should know that this changed world in which we live is demanding new ideas, new ways of doing things, new leaders, new inventions, new methods of teaching, new methods of marketing, new books, new literature, new features for radio, new ideas for moving pictures.  Back of all this demand for new and better things there is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning DESIRE to possess it.

The business depression marked the death of one age, and the birth of another.  This changed world requires practical dreamers who can, and will, put their dreams intro action.  The practical dreamers have always been, and always will be the pattern-makers of civilization.”

Hill is talking about the power of vision and belief that you can achieve great things.  He’s also talking about the opportunities that exist when the weaknesses of an old order of things are revealed.  Now is a time for us to really start re-thinking our business model and the potential it has to create value.

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