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Offering me MONEY is not the way to work with me

We’re moving into a world where Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs are populating the world of business more and more.

One of the shifts that’s happening is that we are moving away from the traditional way of doing business. Socially-responsible entrepreneurs like myself cannot be enticed by how much money we’re going to make in a business deal. We care more about it being in alignment with our purpose. Of course, we care about the bottom line, but you can’t get entrepreneurs like myself and other leaders to get very excited about working with you if you are just offering us money.

I get offered money to do all kinds of opportunities — and money is not the reason why I get interested in projects. Socially-conscious leaders like myself need there to be an alignment of purpose. We need to be very clear on how the results will be achieved, what the Rules of the Game are going to be, how we’re going to participate together, how we’re going to be working with each other, and how will it be in alignment with the highest purpose for everyone involved…

So be sure when you are approaching people to either invest with you or to work with you or to be part of a project that you’re creating, that you begin with the purpose. My purpose is to uplift humanity’s consciousness through socially-responsible businesses.

To that end, one of my missions is to transform educational systems around the world and eradicate poverty and hunger. Another is the Greening of the world.

So when you approach someone like me, a Social Entrepreneur, that you would like to work with, and they have something that you may be interested in – such as access to their network or their knowledge, or how they think, or for them to introduce you to people that you wish that you could work with and be able to participate in life with — then you have to do some research. You have to do some homework, you have to take a look and see if that person would be interested in doing your project and be part of your business that will add value to humanity. In other words, do your missions match?

So, the days of offering people money only, are over. Yes, there’s still a lot of people out there who are just about the bottom line – money, money, money – but then you have to consider what it would be like to work with a person like that. If the bottom line is all about money, then values and the way that people are treated, the way that businesses are run and the way that conflicts are resolved, will take a backseat. When we think we can buy people or solve all of our problems with money, just remember that money only solves one kind of problem: money problems.

Later, as you get more and more money, you have different kinds of problems, what I call “rich people problems”. So problems don’t go away with money, only money problems go away. You still have to handle many other challenges in life. I hope that makes it clear of why you can’t buy people like myself with money!

 

My Tribute To Buckminster Fuller’s Passing: July 1st

July 1st is the Anniversary of Buckminster Fuller’s passing. If you don’t know about this wondrous human being, many links and articles about him at:  www.MoneyandYou.com/Buckminster-Fuller 

He passed on in 1983. One of the reasons we celebrate today is because when he passed on, we were looking at each other and thinking… 

“Oh my God, now who is going to be going out there and sharing about how to make the world work for 100% of humanity?”

“Who is going to go out there and tell the world that there is sufficiency on the planet?” 

We would soon realize that since Buckminster Fuller was no longer with us, it was our responsibility to carry (and live) his message forward.

One of the reasons why he was so, so impactful in my life, is that when I was 27 years old, I heard him speak about how the world was still stuck in the Malthusian Theory of Economics, which is a theory about how to manage scarce resources. When in reality it had already been proven in the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s that there were more than enough resources to feed everyone on the planet — and in actually, every person was technologically a “billionaire”… 

There were enough resources, but the world was still functioning from a place of scarcity – that many people were also functioning from a place of scarcity. 

Thus began my process of me being able to move from scarcity to sufficiency, which eventually leads to abundance. A whole conversation began to occur in my life about “True Wealth”, which is very different from the way that most people define wealth. It is one thing to be rich. It is entirely different to be truly wealthy. We want to be wealthy, not only financially, but also living a life from a “place of abundance and wealth”… 

I believe that being truly wealthy is having access to money, access to experts, access to networks, access to investments, access to support when you need it, access to education, access to clean water… access to that which you need…

Access…that is True Wealth!

That’s why today is so important to many of us… we’re celebrating a very well-lived life by our mentor — our teacher’s beautiful legacy, and through his teachings, he left us with the question; 

“How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity through spontaneous cooperation in the shortest possible time, without any ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone?” 

At the Excellerated Business School® for Entrepreneurs, in our Money & You and other Excellerated programs, our mission, our platform are designed to encourage and train Entrepreneurs to have products, services and programs which answer that question. When we do that, then we can truly move towards a world that works for 100% of humanity. 

Thank you for all you do to make this world better!

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Buckminster Fuller – Build a New Model That Makes the Existing Model Obsolete

Bucky Fuller

Bucky Fuller was concerned with the question “Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?

Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, he chose to devote his life to this question, trying to identify what he, as an individual, could do to improve humanity’s condition, which large organizations, governments, and private enterprises inherently could not do.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

 

During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work entitled Everything I Know.

The transcripts can be found here.