It’s been a long time coming but Spring Leadership has finally come and gone at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. It started with a room of about five couples roughly six years ago who had a dream to have a major function within Alberta and spoke it repeatedly over and over. Here we are with Alberta’s first World Wide Dreambuilders Spring Leadership. Around 2,500 people were in attendance which blew away World Wide Group which while prepared, was probably not expecting such an amazing appearance.
With the growth in Alberta soaring, as confirmed by Amway Canada’s Jeff Johnson, there is no doubt that we will double the numbers next year if not more and be in the Coral Centre. While this is the first Major Function, outside of Dream Night, that we’ve been able to attract, we will attract our very own Free Enterprise Day event in 2013. Some people who read this blog may rebuke the growth but it’s very apparent that World Wide Dreambuilders is growing, Direct Selling in Canada is growing, and Amway it’s self is growing month over month and year over year.
We’ve got a new spark and are looking at continuing our own growth and contributing towards what is an amazing Canadian movement.
Today is Canada’s 143rd birthday and such its always nice to reflect about this amazing country that we live in. As a special treat to this Canada Day, Queen Elizabeth II was present in Ottawa for the celebration which is always a pretty cool sight. However the Prime Minster just looks as awkward as always. He just isn’t a people person that’s for sure and it shows.
I think we as Canadians and as North American’s take living in this country for granted. We have such amazing freedoms that many many countries do not have and we need to constantly take a step back and recognize that. We also live in a country that supports Free Enterprise which allows us the ability to own our own business which to no surprise is part of what this blog is about. That’s one freedom a lot of countries do not have and we are very fortunate.
So enjoy this 143rd Canada Day whatever you are doing!
A lot of people I’ve talked to, mostly friends or acquaintances have asked me a few different main questions. Why are you doing this? Will you be successful? Isn’t that going to be a lot of work? and a lot of other related first type of questions. Every time I hear those questions it reminds me of why I’ve joined such an amazing organization called World Wide Dreambuilders. I joined because first of all I have a dream… no actually… I have A LOT of dreams. When I look deep down and think to myself is the current vehicle that I’m in going to allow me the chance to explore those dreams? To be quite honest no it won’t. Maybe the very small dreams. But what about the BIG dreams? Does your current vehicle allow you the ability to live those big dreams you have? I highly doubt it and if you can then I respect that however a lot of people never do get to experience their dreams. We have one life to live and I’m going to explore any opportunity that will allow me to live my dreams to the fullest.
So you might ask, well what kind of dreams are you talking about? Well I’ll give you a few sample dreams that I have that I don’t mind sharing:
First and foremost I want my wife to be able to raise our children at home and not stick our kids in a daycare or day home. Why should she dress up for another man and then come home and put on her lulu’s for me?
We want to get out of debt and stop paying for things with credit.
We want to be able to take our family on a family reunion somewhere nice and pay for it cash.
We want to spend more time with our family and less time working for someone who doesn’t care about our family
We want to travel the world and show our kids the world
We want to spend good quality time with our kids and give them the best of our day, not the worst of our day when we come home from a job
We want to be able to give more to the charities that matter to us.
These are just some of the dreams we have that we will be able to fulfill and make happen by being associated with World Wide Dreambuilders.
See I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired of being broke. No I’m not saying broke as in I cannot afford to live in our house or make our car payment but I’m saying being broke to the point where can you put 1 paycheque in the drawer and not spend it? How about a full months salary and not spend it? Could you do it? If you are 100% honest I bet you you cannot do that. 85% of the population lives like this, pay cheque to pay cheque and have little savings. If you were laid off tomorrow how long could you make your payments on your house, car, utilities? Think about it.
Now having said all that can you see why maybe I’d want to put a hard honest effort into something that could free me of that? At least free my wife of that? Give myself, my wife and my kids a better life? Why WOULDN’T you want to at least TRY that. Does this take some scarifies and some hard work? You bet it does, but doesn’t the end justify the means? Think about it.
What are you willing to sacrifice or give up to give your kids and family a better life?
Do I think this is the only business that can do that? Yes. Show me a better business that can do this, show me a better way and I’ll look at it. But I’ll tell you what, you won’t find it. Show me a company that is putting over 60 million dollars in incentives back into your pockets, you can’t. Show me a company that instead of cutting back advertising and marketing is actually increasing that by 500 million dollars CASH. You can’t.
So why do I do this? I do this because I believe this is the right vehicle that will make those dreams I listed above come true. What vehicle are you in that can do that?
Today is the final day of Free Enterprise Days here in Portland. It’s been an amazingly long eye opening weekend filled with emotion and motivation. Listening to speakers that have been freed by this business is very uplifting and motivational. I believe it’s one of the major reasons why this event is held.
The last day today will be the one I’ve been looking forward to the most. I also got a taste of things to come last night when I listened to Brad Duncan speak briefly about his experiences. Today he will speak a bit longer and close out the Free Enterprise conference. Brad is an amazing speaker and really just speaks to the truth with no bullshit. You don’t have to be in the business to listen to Brad, just listening to how he speaks about his life is enough to get you motivated about anything. However, if you want the type of life he has then it takes a bit of work and determination to follow the guidelines this business has set out. Can you make a lot of money? Yes. But more importantly can you show others how to be free and make a lot of money, and from what I’ve seen this weekend, the answer is simple. YES
I just wanted to write a bit here before I have to pack up and go eat some breakfast. I’m really pumped for this afternoon so I’m just going to get ready for it Before I do go, one cool thing that you should also be pumped for is the fact Brad Duncan is going to be coming to Edmonton to speak. That is not something that happens very often. This guy is a Crown Triple Diamond and has taken a very specific interest in Edmonton because of how fast and powerful this area of Canada is. I highly recommend you make it to this event anyway possible.
Oct 3.09 - Brad Ducan speaking at Free Enterprise Day 2009