This morning, I was thinking about the upcoming Life Design World Tour kicking off in February 2014. So, far we have events booked in USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, DUBAI, SINGAPORE and the UK (lots of seats have already been reserved by current students!)
(If you haven’t yet seen what the Life Design Getaway events are like, and want more info on them then go here: http://www.abugfreemind.com/ldg/ -
… When I realised something shocking!.
I don’t actually KNOW how success is viewed in your country. (All I have are these wild “assumptions-in-my-mind” which I’ll reveal to you in a moment)
My point is, I’ve never stopped to ask! Which is pretty silly considering I have subscribers like YOU who read my daily emails
So, that’s why I need your help…
Can you PLEASE tell me how
financial success is viewed
in your country?
Would you say the “success mindset” is encouraged?
Let me give you an example of the assumptions, I have and you can correct me if you think I’m wrong okay?
For example …
*My thoughts & assumptions about …
THE UNITED STATES.
My assumption about the US; is that goal setting and entrepreneurship is encouraged at an early age. Is this true? Or have I watched too many american TV shows?
When I look online I see stuff like this:
“The US has the world’s most celebrated culture of entrepreneurship. And it’s ranked as having the top environment for entrepreneurs among the world’s 20 largest economies in Ernst and Young’s annual survey.
The U.S. is ranked as having the best access to funding by a significant margin, as well as the best entrepreneurship culture, which means that it tolerates risk and failure, prefers self-employment, has an innovation and research culture, and celebrates self-made wealth to a greater extent than the other countries. It also has the third-best education and training environment.
Obviously there’s a reason so many tech giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook got their start in the US, and that people who want to create the next one flock there.”
But my question to you, what’s it REALLY like?
Is the american dream still alive? Are people you know still setting goals and creating their ideal lives? What’s the mood like there? Are people still talking about “negative” stuff all the time? What are things REALLY like in the US in your opinion?
*My thoughts & assumptions about … AUSTRALIA
From what I’ve seen from all the “Ozzie’s” that I’ve met in my life, is on the whole, you guys are very entrepreneurial. Positive thinkers, self starters and thinking big is all encouraged in your country… Pretty much the same, (in mindset) as the Americans. Am I wrong? Is personal development encouraged in Australia, is financial success celebrated? Do you have any entrepreneurial hero’s over there? What’s it really like…
*My thoughts & assumptions about … CANADA:
Most of the Canadian entrepreneurs I’ve ever met, have all been REBELS. I imagine Canada to be somewhere that definitely encourages financially success. But most of all, encourages you to “be true to yourself” - again, that’s just an assumption. Perhaps inspired by the friendly rivalry you have with the US, is that right? I Imagine the general “mindset” towards financial success in Canada to be similar to the United states; with almost everyone being told to think big and dream big. But is this really the case?
*My thoughts & assumptions about … DUBAI:
I went to Dubai last year, spent sometime with a friend of mine visiting the Burj Khalifa (worlds tallest building!) and other awesome sites. The attitude and expectation about making money there, completely blew me away! … However, I’d like to know, is this the way MOST people think Dubai? Is it really a place of dreams? Are you encouraged to create your designs? To set goals? Or again… is this just an assumption I’ve made based on my trip?
I’d love to hear what you think…
*My thoughts & assumptions about …
THE UNITED KINGDOM:
Having been born and raised in the UK, I think am qualified to speak on this subject. However, I appreciate you may well have experienced life in the UK completely differently to me, and if so, I would LOVE to hear what you think in the comments below.
Here’s my thoughts:
In the UK we’re encouraged (mostly) to become “worker drones” great financial success is not celebrated, and the few who do set goals are seen as wierdos!” – people have called me much worse. Goal setting is NOT encouraged. Nor are any thinking techniques taught.
IMO: If it wasn’t for the fact most Brits are born with a super-natural stubbornness I don’t think we’d have many entrepreneurs! Fortunately we do. Which has given rise to some amazing entrepreneurs: like Richard Branson, John Caudwell, Duncan Bannatyne, and James Dyson, to name but a few.
However, in the UK speaking from someone who’s created some very successful businesses. It is almost like if you’re successful in the UK, it’s as if you become an “alien”.
Instead of having people ask you for advice, people tend to shun you.
It’s only now, with the recent economic problems, that people are beginning to realise that it’s the people WHO DREAM … the rebels … the entrepreneurs who create all the growth in the economy, which is why now there’s so much talk from the ‘talking political heads’ about “Help the Small business owners”
So, in my opinion, the success mindset in the UK and the attitude towards going your own way, and designing your life is changing for the better in the UK right now. But if you live in the UK what do you think – am I wrong?
*My thoughts & assumptions about … SINGAPORE:
I’ll be perfectly honest, and say that all I know about Singapore, so far is it was one of the most successful economies in the world (that in itself speaks volumes) and that all my friends who’ve been there conduct business there, say it is an amazing place. Are you from Singapore?
If so could you tell me… What’s the “mindset” like there about creating success in your life? Are you encouraged to go into business for yourself, and create wealth and riches? Is goal setting taught there? Are there many motivational speakers? Do people there congratulate business success? Or, do they hide it? I’d be really, really interested to know. And would appreciate your feedback.
*My thoughts & assumptions about … INDIA
Whenever, I think of India. I think spirituality first, though I see and hear more and more about entrepreneurial success stories…
However, I assume, – but don’t actually know – that MOST people in india practice meditation and very spiritual, but again, could you tell me, am I just making another sweeping generalisation – or is it actually true?
And what about financial success? How is that viewed in India? Are your successful business people portrayed as examples others can learn from? Or are they ignored? Is goal setting (for financial goals) openly encouraged? I would love to hear the answer from someone. Who lives in India right now….
*My thoughts & assumptions about … NEW ZEALAND
I’ve never been to New Zealand, however a friend recently invited me out there, so I’ll be heading out there next year and holding an LDG event there too. So, if you live there, I would LOVE to meet you.
Now I must admit despite having relatives who lived there for a long time… I know little of the culture in New Zealand. However, my “kiwi” friend is one of the most successful online entrepreneurs I’ve ever met. He has made many millions. And is a real-life mastermind at setting goals and achieving them!
But I do wonder… What’s the “general mindset” really like in New Zealand, when it comes to financial success in general in New Zealand? Are you encouraged to create business? Is it celebrated like it is in the USA? Are people PROUD to call themselves “entrepreneur” or are they ashamed to go by that title as most of us are in Britain? I have no assumptions about New Zealand, so would appreciate absolutely anything you can tell me about the culture there in terms of goal setting and creating success?
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY BELOW – ANY FEEDBACK YOU CAN GIVE IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE!