Be radical, think radically. Let us have the courage to shift our focus away from pure Economics to rebuilding a lost and broken society. We all need to re-shape our society first by focusing on the specific qualities and values that we, the collective desire to see being born. From new beginn... more
Be radical, think radically. Let us have the courage to shift our focus away from pure Economics to rebuilding a lost and broken society. We all need to re-shape our society first by focusing on the specific qualities and values that we, the collective desire to see being born. From new beginnings leaders WILL emerge – not politicians. Leaders driven by the will of the people, who act with passion on behalf of the people, not with a personal agenda, but for the good of all. Our collective focus has been on money for far too long and it’s not working anymore. Let’s face it, the economy will tumble, will crash, those who created the problem cannot be relied upon to emerge with solutions and there is no outside help coming to the rescue. Wake up! It is inevitable, limited resources mean just that - limited!. The old, broken, distorted, corrupt and toxic economic, monetary & financial systems must crumble and fall away to make way for the new. A new paradigm must now be born. It seems like a huge paradox but the quicker we shift our attention away from money, the quicker we will recover as a society.
How?? Let me start by suggesting just ONE very basic first step and remember it does not involve MONEY for anyone! This is not about making a quick buck, it is about “how can I help”. Set up a National exchange website. Anyone, anywhere, in any field of expertise, trade or profession, register TO BE OF SERVICE. Criteria for registration – a willing to help someone else, for free! Yes, I did say radical. I register my name and what I can do and how many hours a week I am willing to give. Imagine now, thousands of willing participants from all our the country, from all walks of life, it matters not if you are working, not working, retired – if you are just willing to help someone else for free, that’s all that is required. People everywhere who have a need - that your skill, willingness, expertise, advice or profession can provide – will log on to the site and check the available free resources on offer!. Now, we have things moving again, shaky and uncertain at first, but moving. Energy being pumped back into the system, sharing, creativity, support, help – whether you are struggling with an existing business or starting a new one, whether you need social or educational support services that budgets no longer provide for – there is no limit to the areas of our society that will be positively impacted by this initiative. No one can ask anymore – what’s in it for me. Instead the only question is – How can I help?
Step TWO: So you need money to live?. But how much is enough and what do you need it for? Instead of focusing on how much more do I need, ask yourself how much more can I do without. Don’t wait on the 4-year plan to decide how to take care of you and your family. Start now, where you need to start. Examine EVERY item of expenditure in all areas of your life and ask yourself if you really need to spend in this area. Be radical here too. Deal with cosmetic and superfluous spending first – just get rid of it. Now look at Insurance, Health Care, Pensions, Banking (fees, interest, credit cards), Education, Subscriptions, Clubs & Memberships– everything. Ask yourself “to whom or what am I distributing my earnings, my hard-earned cash”. Everytime you determine that something must stay and can’t be done without, ask yourself why – why do I need believe I need that. A portion of all spending is fear-based spending, in fear that something might happen, you spend money to protect against it. Get serious about challenging even the so called – must haves! Example, children’s education. Why is everyone willing agreeing to spend money on new editions of school books each year, hundreds of euros when there are more than enough books currently in circulation to cover the entire curriculum year after year. School uniforms with special expensive logos?, just say No.!
This is just a suggested starting point. Collectively, we have thousand of ideas to share to make effective change happen. We must BE THE CHANGE we want to see. BE IT, the time is now!