If You Are Not Part Of The Solution – You Are Part Of The Problem

I'm 62. I should be retired. Instead, I find myself fighting the system every day so I'm part of the solution. Not part of the problem.

The Background

The world is at a tipping point.

Since the Coronavirus outbreak started and spread globally, life as we knew it ended. Some would say forever.

The knock-on effect is well documented.  Families have lost loved ones.

Businesses and even whole business sectors have been decimated. 

Unemployment has skyrocketed.

Tens if not hundreds of millions of people don’t have enough money to live but equally don’t have enough money to die.

Politicians are focused on arguing and point-scoring and don’t seem capable of agreeing on a plan to help people get back on their feet.

Big business, especially the Tech Sector is getting richer by the second, and the divide between the “have’s” and the “have not’s” has never been wider and more inequitable.

Hence the post’s title. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.

Why Me And Why Now? Ensuring I Leave A Legacy. I Aim To Be Part Of The Solution

I could have chosen to do nothing and ease into retirement. God knows I’ve earned it. I started work on our farm in a rural area in Central Queensland, Australia, when I was 5 years old. So I’ve been working for 55 years already. That’s the same as someone who started work when they were 21 and is now 76.

However, I know I have a lot of life experience and business experience as a serial entrepreneur. It’s just not right for me to deny other people access to that.

So I’m now on a mission. The mission is that before I die, I want to help as many people as I can achieve three things in their life:
1. ➽ Real and lasting good health
2. ➽ Financial independence
3. ➽ Growth through personal development so that they become the best version of themselves that is possible

Be Part Of The Solution

Every product or service I offer will be a solution to one of those three stated objectives. My stated objective is to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

About the Author

James Spurway is an Angel Investor, Advisor, Mentor, Speaker, former Commercial Pilot, and Author specializing in raising debt and equity funds for pre-seed or early-stage seed rounds for Startups in the Fintech, DeepTech, AgTech, ClimateTech, and AgeTech verticles. He lives in Singapore and has spent the past 30 years living and building businesses in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, the USA, Thailand, the Philippines, and Australia, where he was born.

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