For the past century we have focused our energies on work and accumulating success in business. This business success has caused great financial wealth. Most of our society today is out of survival mode. We can now create and purchase products that were incomprehensible a few decades ago.
I wonder then, what has made all of this possible? When it comes to business’s being successful with financial return here are what I believe to be the top 5 skills:
Now that we have mastered these skills, what if we redirect them towards creating a more humane world? It seems we have become so distracted by all of this business success that we have lost sight of why we are here in the first place. Why do we exist and what is our purpose anyway? Is it “he who has the most toys wins?” If not, which I know it’s not, then what is it? Why are we really here?
I believe we are here to direct all of these business success skills toward creating a better world.
We all have a unique reason for being; I believe that our journey is to figure out what our unique reason for being is. It’s time to stop focusing on ourselves and start focusing on being part of the solution for social change. What if we take the 5 business skills we have become experts in above and team them together on projects that are focused on the changes needed in the world?
For the past century or more we have taken the financial wealth created, and redirected it through philanthropy to the non-profit community. We have made some amazing progress, but at the same time we have provided a lot of handouts which has continued to disable those in need. Now it’s time to provide a hand up in opportunities for those who want to improve their lives. What if those who have created the wealth now focus on implementing the changes needed? We can build teams, just like corporations do, with the purpose of producing revenue for social good. It’s time to redirect our business skills to leaving this planet better than we found it.
To the Age of Humanity!