I saw this sign the other day as I was walking down Main Street in my small town of Sebastopol. I really appreciate the message: “The best way to Occupy Wall Street is to shop Main Street.”
As a matter of fact, when I saw it, I was on my way to our local book store, where I went with my daughter, and we bought two books. I do buy a lot of books off Amazon, I admit. It really is just so easy and inexpensive. And I do aim to shop on our Main Street often as well. I always go there first when I’m looking for clothes and gifts, and of course household items. Shopping Main Street keeps our local commerce going, supports small business owners, and helps keep us connected here in our small town.
I love supporting soul-inspired entrepreneurs because learning the game of making money empowers you like nothing else. And it really is a game. It’s a puzzle, there are pieces, there’s strategy, there are certain rules.
And yet creativity and innovation–plus a healthy dose of courage and determination–trump it all. It’s not for everyone, for sure. And it can be for many more people than ever before. The opportunities that we have–with what the internet and technology have put into the hands of the average person–are unprecedented. That’s why there is such an entrepreneurial explosion. Because the opportunity is huge, and resources are all around you.
Of course you have to look in the direction where opportunity and resources lie. If you are busy looking at people you think are taking advantage of you, or are playing perpetrator to your victim, then you won’t see the opportunity or the resources. You’ll just see what you think is the problem.
Myself, I would rather shop on Main Street. And teach people like you how to see opportunity and resources, how to step through fear and lack, and how to play–and win–the game of making money. Want to play?