Expanding the Circle of Success

Helping Individuals, Organizations and Communities Realize Greater Capacity for Solving
Personal, Community and Global "Ultimate Destiny Success Puzzles" to Effectively Address Social, Economic and Environmental Challenges

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“Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is missing from each of us is the training, education, knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have.”  -- Mark Twain

Our ultimate vision is to Expand the Circle of Success for Solving Our Personal, Community and Global Success Puzzles by helping establish a network of cause-oriented Community Economic Development Benefit Corporations and non-profit Community Resource Centers that will provide training, especially for underserved populations, from Ultimate Destiny Hall of Fame Award recipients and other experts on Successful Living Skills for the 21st Century including Infopreneurship.

In his award-winning documentary I AM, producer Tom Shadyac asks some of today’s most profound thinkers, two questions – What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do about it?


Tom's insightful documentary provides background on why we incorporated Universal Stewardheirship, Inc. based on the new Benefit Corporation model. It also validates the reasons we are launching this Expanding the Circle of Success campaign to help answer the two questions his documentary ends with: What's right with our world? and How can we help manifest what we refer to as Earth Stewardheirship?  Please visit  www.iamthedoc.com, watch the trailer, the movie on TV and cable and  buy the DVD. Thank you!

Click Here for an Introductory Power Point Presentation on Expanding the Circle of Success

"When a community and its people are empowered, they have the capacity to articulate their needs; to identify actions to solve those needs; and to mobilize and organize resources in pursuit of commonly defined goals. When the people of a community come together to visualize and work together to achieve a common future, they recognize that everyone--regardless of education, job, race, age, or background--has something important to contribute to personal and community empowerment. Indeed, the greater the diversity of the participants, the richer the vision and the more effective its accomplishment" -- Lorraine Garkovich, University of Kentucky

Loraine's visionary statement and the inspiring words from the song Earth by David Roth encompass our ultimate vision and mission of fostering personal, community, national and global transformation. We seek to accomplish that by providing expanded access to state-of-the-art resources for development training while incorporating the Community Economic Development principles of Self-Help, Empowerment and Capacity Building.

Through our Expanding the Circle of Success Campaign we will facilitate the donation over 10 years of 100 million dollars worth of development training programs to and through an international network of non-profit agency partners including our Empowerment Resource Centers™ and ETMS Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems™.

We have a Strategic Implementation Matrix
in place for accomplishing our vision of Empowering Millions of People and Helping Save and Create Millions of Jobs.

Through our programs such as CAN DO!, the Ultimate Destiny Hall of Fame Awards, and our Ultimate Fundraising Programs that enable participating NPOs to receive donations of up to 100% of any sales they generate of our products, thousands of individuals and organizations will be highly motivated to participate in mutually beneficial ways.  Click Here for a PDF of the Ultimate Success Puzzle for Expanding the Circle of Success.

Our forthcoming introductory publications will help attract additional collaborative partners:



We will be able to reach and serve millions of people who may have never
previously been introduced to self-development and successful living skills by:

(1) Operating through what we refer to as a Strategic Marketecture of cause-oriented companies and our affiliated non-profit organizations;

(2) Continuing to develop strategic alliances with many of the best known authors, trainers and resource providers on the planet to distribute the programs, products and systems that we have created;

(3) Demonstrating success in producing award winning programs and events with world-class authors and trainers such as Norman Vincent Peale, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Mark Victor Hansen, William E. Bailey, Bonnie St. John, Chin Ning Chu etc. for up to 1,800 participants in a county of only 100,000 residents;

(4) Expansion and replication of the award-winning models for Community Empowerment Resource Centers we have established for Public Housing Agencies, Community Development Corporations and communities.

Click Here for our invitation for you to participate and as a cocreator and collaborator.

For a customized introduction and overview of our programs, products and resources,
please click on one of the following links that best describes you and your interests:


Resources for personal
growth and development, realization of potential, leadership, success in life and business, financial success, successful
living skills, etc.


Resources for
spiritual growth and enlightenment such as visioning, affirmations, meditation practices, etc.


Resources for increasing effectiveness and efficiency, empowering motivating, rewarding and managing employees and fulfilling
your mission and purpose.


Community Economic Development resources for
developing shared vision, community unity, partnerships, approaches that help create and sustain economic opportunities

Business/Company Representative

Resources that increase profitability and productivity, empower, motivate, reward and manage employees and harness the power of Internet marketing.

Church or Other Spiritual Center

Resources for
congregational growth, cocreative visioning, strategic planning, development, fundraising, community outreach,
event promotion, etc.

Government Representative

Government entities  interested in
community economic development (including self-help, empowerment, and capacity-building) transformation
and sustainability.

Potential Trainer or
Resource Provider

Authors, trainers, speakers, publishers, producers who would like to deliver our programs and or have products or services
that would benefit from global marketing and distribution.


Potential Strategic
Alliance Partner

Any individual, business or organization that has products or services that would benefit from global marketing and distribution and or would like to profit by helping marketing our programs and products.

Private Foundation
or Other Funder

Private foundations and philanthropists interested
in community economic development (including self-help, empowerment, and capacity-building) transformation and sustainability.

Interested in Income Opportunities

Individuals, businesses and non-profits that would like to earn income through affiliate programs, joint ventures, revenue participation agreements, distributorships, licensing, franchising, etc.

Potential Investor

Accredited investors interested in "doing well while doing good", by investing in businesses that include the 4Ps of Purpose, People, Planet and Profitability and that publish, produce and distribute resources for
personal, community and social transformation & sustainability


Click Here to discover how participation in our programs might be useful to you.

Request for Proposals and Invitation to Participate

The Expanding the Circle of Success Campaign was launched to help establish a national (and then international) network of locally initiated, non-profit Community Economic Development Empowerment Resource Centers. Click Here if you would like to review a PDF document that further introduces how the Campaign seeks to apply the principles and practices of Community Economic Development that include Self-Help, Empowerment and Capacity Building to help create and save millions of jobs and help millions of people learn how benefit from Successful Living Skills for the 21st Century.

We are planning to issue a Request for Proposals  (RFP) to invite potential community and organizational sponsors of an Empowerment Resource Center and or Empowerment Training Mentoring System to apply for a free donation of either program. The only investment the sponsors will need to cover is the cost of travel and training of the local CAN DO! Empowerment facilitator. This week long training-of-trainers will be provided at various locations across North America initially. 

The RFP process includes a form that applicants complete and submit along with their request for the donation of an ERC or ETMS. In some instances, CAN DO! and our sponsors will invite a municipality, Public Housing Authority, United Way, etc. to participate as a prototype.

An example of the letter of invitation is provided along with an overview of how the projects are designed to become totally self-funding. 

Our rather ambitious goal of helping establish thousands of locally initiated community based empowerment centers is based on about 40 years of "proof of concept" with previous award-winning models and prototypes that are documented on this web site.

Example of an Empowerment Resource Center in a New Thought Center

Initial Cosponsoring Organizations:

Sponsorship of Expanding the Circle of Success and or a Community Resource Center

The Sponsorship page will be developed to provide details of the proposed levels of sponsorship that will be established to help generate additional revenues that will help the Community Resource Centers become self-sustaining as soon as possible. For an advance copy of the Sponsorship Opportunity Packet, please contact Charles Betterton at 928-554-4715 or by email at  expandingthecircleofsuccess@gmail.com.

Thank you for visiting this web site and for taking time to explore what we are about. If you
or someone you know is interested in any aspect of personal, organizational and community development and empowerment, we invite you to join us in this exciting co-creative process.

We seek to help manifest Bucky Fuller's vision of "Betterment for 100% of Humanity" by discovering new and more innovative ways to produce and distribute resources that can help millions of people all over the world enjoy happier, healthier, wealthier and more meaningful lives. We also seek to help people learn how to nurture their heart's desires, manage stress and enjoy "heart mind coherence" with featured resources from HeartMath®.


Charles Betterton, MSCED, TED Profile. Cofounder of Expanding the Circle of Success, Creator and Coauthor of the Ultimate Destiny Success System with the Small  Group Discussion Guides for Non-profit Organizations and Communities Hosting a Community Resource Center

“Mr. Betterton’s project for the 1990-1992 Community Economic Development Masters program at Southern New Hampshire University was to promulgate CED principles and practices. The fact that he turned down a HUD Community Builder Fellowship worth $250,000 in 1998 (when he was earning less than $25,000 a year) to continue the non-profit community empowerment work he and his team had underway at the time demonstrates his commitment to what he and his classmates defined as the foundation of CED: self-help, empowerment and capacity building.” — Michael Swack, Professor, the Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire and founding Dean, School of Community Economic Development, Southern New Hampshire University

PS. If you would like to learn more about how you, your business, non-profit organization and or community could establish a CAN DO! Community Economic Development Empowerment Resource Center in your community, please contact Charles Betterton at 928-554-4715 or by email at expandingthecircleofsuccess@gmail.com to review our Invitation to Participate. Thank you!

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