By Katie Kieffer
Who makes the economy shake in America? Who brings in the cash and creates jobs? Who laughs in the face of risk and charges forward with creativity and innovation?
The government? Of course not. The government is afraid of productive risk. In fact, Obamacare shackles innovative small business risk-takers and Washington’s hatred of profit is driving top financial talent overseas.
Last week, I shared with you an inspirational video I made with Forever Films to promote free enterprise.Today, I’ll share with you two uplifting videos by other artists. I think you will be inspired by the individualist message, passion for freedom, entrepreneurial spirit and capitalist zeal that come through in these videos:
‘ABC, Always Be Closing’
Blake’s (Alec Baldwin) monologue in Glengary Glen Ross, albeit generously sprinkled with expletives, hammers home a positive message that America needs to hear. Blake’s language is not kid-appropriate, so I doubt the adolescents in Congress will be able to watch this video without cringing:
As Blake tells his real estate agents, Americans need to “get mad” and decide that we will not let our economy and our jobs disintegrate before our eyes. Blake says he’s on a “mission of mercy.” America needs someone to give her a similar pep talk. So I will. It’s time to follow the AIDA plan: Attention, Interest, Decision, Action.
As a country, our decision to actively embrace free market principles, hard work, innovation and perseverance will lift us out of recession – not the government. Let’s take this message to heart before our country “hits the bricks.”
‘You want something, go get it. Period.’
Entrepreneurs should hold their heads high. Their fearlessness is powerful. They use their ingenuity and drive to forge their own dreams – often in spite of adversity, bullying and naysayers. If you have a dream, do not let the government, politicians or your peers convince you to give up.
Close-minded people who never pursued their own dreams, or are afraid to, are threatened by dream-chasers. Ultimately, in a free market system, the dream-chasers are rewarded for their dogged pursuit of goals whereas the bullies end up working for the dream-chasers.
Today, politicians like Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid have so much power that they are emboldened to tax and fine job creators. Be inspired by Will Smith’s journey in The Pursuit of Happyness and “protect your dreams” by boldly asking your elected officials to return to free market principles.
Now, go out there and pursue your own entrepreneurial dreams. Close your own deal or hit the bricks, America.