Many thanks to Curtis Spolar for his insight on business ownership in the 21st Century. Enjoy!
Mr. Entrepreneur has an idea.
Mr. Saver has the money.
Mr. Laborer has a job.
Mr. Entrepreneur has a dream to cure cancer. He feels with a few years of hard work and money to invest, he can fulfill his dream. Mr. Entrepreneur has no money, so he go’s to Mr. Saver. Mr. Saver loves Mr. Entrepreneur’s dream but also loves what he has saved and doesn’t want to lose it. Mr. Saver asks him if he has anything of value. Mr. Entrepreneur says his house is paid off. Mr. Saver says “Great! You sign your house over to me and if your idea doesn’t work I’ll get your house. Mr. Entrepreneur agrees to the terms. Mr. Entrepreneur spends countless nights falling asleep at his desk. Years have gone by and nearly all the money and finally he’s done it, a cure! Mr. Entrepreneur saves lives all over the world and creates tens of thousands of jobs. Society wants to recognize this achievement so every year in September we have something called Labor Day and celebrate the fact that Mr. Laborer gets a job.
Today’s society has been taught to punish the entrepreneurs and build up the fact that someone gets a job. Sam Walton is a great example of that. Some in our society want to criticize WalMart for having a handful of owners and around 1.4 million employees in the U.S. Sam Walton, like the Mr. Entrepreneur in the example, found a need and filled it and the people voted with their dollars his success. Some might say, “Building a giant retail company, is not on the same level as curing cancer”. We are not talking levels, we’re talking about finding a need, filling it, and creating a better quality of life for everyone and getting rewarded for taking the risk. This means that a single mother with four children can now walk into a WalMart and her $200 goes further. This is a good thing, this is a win/win for the entrepreneur and the customer. Mr. Entrepreneur found a need, filled it, got rewarded, and the customer received value.
At the start of this great country, most were business owners. We grew up on farms and we worked hard because we owned those farms. Today we are taught to count on an entrepreneur for a job and that business ownership is not something we need to pursue. Many never develop a strong desire to help make sure that the company they work for survives because they don’t own the company and after all it’s us against them. And if we don’t like the circumstances we can always vote new people into office to regulate that entrepreneur into giving us what is thought to be our fair share.
Sam Walton is to be congratulated not blamed for giving people a job. Blame should be given to an education system that enslaves a person into having victim mentality while thinking Mr. Entrepreneur is their enemy. If we change that type of thinking in our education system then we will empower more people to believe they can succeed.
LIFE LEADERSHIP is a new education system that helps people control their own destiny by changing the information they take in. I would like to thank LIFE LEADERSHIP along with all the other Mr. and Mrs. Entrepreneurs of this world for being part of the solution and not adding to the problem.