While watching Super Bowl XLVI a few years ago, I was moved to tears like so many others, by the motivational, “It’s Halftime America” speech. It was a call to action to put America back to work; we were put on notice to keep the faith, a reminder that just because we are down, we are not out! Mr. Eastwood inspired the millions watching the screen to rally together; compelling America to keep fighting to overcome the despair of our circumstances. We were reminded that we are “America” thus “YOU” as an American are duty-bound to make a comeback!
The video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PE5V4Uzobc
“It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker room discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.
[It’s halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all
wondering what they’re going to do to make a comeback. And we’re all scared, because
this isn’t a game…..This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back
up again and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines.]
Yeah, it’s halftime America. And, our second half is about to begin.”
Well America, how are you doing? It’s no longer halftime. The 3rd quarter was
played, unsuccessfully! We are still losing. Another year has passed; It’s NOW the 4th quarter!
You are still out of work; still hurting; your unemployment has expired, while you are bouncing
bills from month to month; robbing Peter to pay Paul, deciding whether to buy food or to keep
the lights or heat on. So… you go without heat and use blankets, but no electricity means no
phone or computer in which to communicate with the job and relief you have been waiting for in
today’s technological world.
How is what you are doing working for you? Yes, America, you have been uprooted from your homes, moved to cramped unstable living quarters, without the comforts or ability of being able to provide for your families, while depending on the waning generosity of your family, neighbors and friends. You have suffered much loss. For so many of you hopelessness embarks on you like a foggy night and despair engulfs you like rain clouds.. Even those of you with your immovable faith and determination are praying and asking, “How Long?” “When will relief come?” “When will the storms give way to calm?” “When will I see the shores of the Promise land?”
America, you must come together and play the game with a new strategy. You must run a different “play”. Stop using a playbook that is no longer effective in winning. But then its not a game, its your life, it’s the well being of your children, its your home & livelihood. Its your future.
Although Congress has allowed the country’s credit rating to drop, they will still get paid,
whether or not they ever agree. They still get to enjoy the comforts of their position in life, while
you the American public will find your government issued checks, unemployment and other
payments dwindling away, denied or delayed because of their unwillingness to come to terms on what’s in your best interest.
Your government representatives take liberties to go on vacation, while you have been forced
by failed promises to postpone and use your vacation money to survive. You have been forced
to make sacrifices as your tax dollars and stimulus monies go to bail out the very institutions that
have contributed to your demise. Yet, they enjoy a life that even after working hard all your life,
you can no longer afford, due to “their insolvency”. You suffer because they are unwilling to
make compromises in the best interest of you the people.
So America, I ask, “Why do you continue to put your well being in their hands?
Why do you trust others to be responsible for your life? Why are you putting
your energy, efforts, resources and hope into systems that fail to produce the
results you want?
You live in one of the greatest countries in the world, a country that allows you to create and
design your life the way you see fit. America is not without its problems both collectively and
individually, but its time to put your differences aside in order to do more than barely survive. It’s
your God given right to thrive!
You must understand the battle is much less about your differences than you believe. Your
internal struggles are just a distraction from the opportunities you have at our fingertips. The
world has shrunk and you are now competing in a globalized world, a world that can be
accessed through your cell phones, iPod’s, laptops, iPad’s, computers and other technological
advances. Technology is not an option; it’s a necessity. You no longer have to depend only on
government or big business to access global opportunities.
You have the key to your survival and success at the touch of your computers! You have the power to access the world simply by turning on your cell phone. America, the ball is in your court, you can either choose to run with it or sit on the sideline, as a spectator hoping your circumstances will change by happenstance. How are you using technology to access the world and change your financial situation?
There are solutions, opportunities and financial pathways available for you. If you are interested in accessing these pathways, if you want to grow your business, let me share with you ways to create, access and capitalize on today’s globalization. The promise of the “American Dream” is very much alive, but its up to you to pursue it. What are you willing to do to provide for your families?
When is enough? Enough! You are surrounded by so much technology, when are
you going to begin to use the resources that are right in the palm of your hand to
create the life you work so hard for but have yet to attain? Survival is part of your
heritage. Thriving is in your blood. You are the head, not the tail… So lead, live and