Our ultimate vision for America is seeing
(and helping) it fulfill its ultimate destiny as envisioned by
Ben Franklin and as inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. We
understand that is something like “Liberty, enlightening the
world”. (See more on The United States of America at
Community Economic Development includes a focus on three areas: Self-help; Empowerment and Capacity building. In our experiences as community organizers, disaster relief and community economic development specialists, we have found in the community visioning and strategic planning exercises we have facilitated, that the highest answers to the question:
“What are the greatest challenges and obstacles facing our community?’ have usually been “the lack of vision and leadership within government” and “the need for greater citizen participation in government.”
When we would then ask “What are the positive corrective measures that could be taken to address those challenges?” , we have almost always gotten answers about the need for having expanded access to resources, models and success stories of how other other organizations and communities have successfully addressed similar problems.
We have also discovered that Einstein was absolutely correct when he said
After several years of testing and refining various approaches to local community development and empowerment resource centers, our team has developed an outline for the proposed establishment of a national network of CAN DO! Community Economic Development Empowerment Resource Centers.
Strategic Implementation Matrix™
Strategic Implementation Matrix™ for Expanding the Circle of Success by Establishing A Network of Community Economic Development and Empowerment Resource Centers to Foster Self-help and Expand Capacity to Solve Personal, Community and Global Success Puzzles
The Centers (based on 40 years of experience) will provide resources for self-help, empowerment and capacity building to enable individuals, organizations and communities to realize more of their potential and expand their capacity to help solve global economic and environmental challenges. The outer boxes in BLUE represent 500,000 potential local sponsors. The 7 boxes in GREEN are potential funding sources. The 16 boxes in RED are the major topics for training and technical assistance that would be provided. The 8 boxes in GOLD are the core proposed initiatives that would facilitate the expanded teaching and learning of Successful Living Skills for the 21st Century by participants in the Centers' programs.
A one-page overview on the project is available at SOPADA for Empowerment Resource Centers. An example of the invitations that will be sent to Mayors and other elected officials is at Sample Letter of Invitation to City Officials along with the Site Selection Factors for Empowerment Resource Centers.
The CAN DO! Resource Centers that are based on 40 years of (mostly) award-winning prototypes as described at www.candoresourcecenter.com) will enable millions of people to have expanded access to state-of-the-art development training programs that are usually targeted to the top 10% of Corporate America.
We are preparing to launch a campaign to Expand the Circle of Success in America by facilitating the donation of 100 million dollars worth of development training resources to and through some of the 500,000 potential local sponsor agencies we have already identified. These CAN DO! Community Empowerment Resource Centers will be staffed by certified Empower Mentors™ and Successful Living Coaches.
As a result of the educational programs that will be provided, participants and their families will learn how to apply successful living skills, non-profit organizations will discover innovative approaches to higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness, companies will benefit from higher levels of productivity and profitability, communities will benefit from a shared vision, higher levels of co-creative participation in government and all areas of living together and America will fulfill its ultimate destiny as a fully actualizing society.
In response to President Obama's
call for Americans to share ideas as solicited by
and change.gov, our team at the
Destiny University decided to
publish our vision and invite co-creative participation in the
implementation strategy already in place for Solving Our
Personal, Community, National and Global Success Puzzles.
“Given the global economic and
What if the experts who say most people only use about 5% of their potential are right?
What if there are resources already used by the top achievers in our world that could help people utilize more of their potential and harness their creative power so they could become part of the solution to the global economic and environmental challenges we face?
And what if for the first time in the history of the world, there was a way and an available technology to provide a comprehensive and integrated system for bringing the best of these tested and proven resources to millions of more people, organizations and communities world-wide?
How might empowerment and capacity-building be enhanced through an international network and an infrastructure of transformational learning centers staffed by facilitators trained to help individuals, organizations and communities see, believe and achieve all they can be, do and have stewardship over?
Would the world be a better place? Would we be better able to identify and resolve the root causes of the many complex challenges and problems we face as a global family?
Mark Twain thought so, and so do we . . .
Earl Nightingale, the “Dean of Motivation” and co-founder of Nightingale-Conant told a story about a father who was trying to work who had a young son who wanted to play. The father cut a picture of the world out of a magazine and made it into a jigsaw puzzle. He gave it to his son and told him that they could play when he had put the puzzle back together.
The father who had imagined that it would take his son at least several minutes to complete the task was surprised when his son returned almost instantly back with the puzzle completed. When he asked his son how he had managed to put it together so quickly, his son answered: “It was easy Dad. There was a picture of a man on the other side and when I put the picture of the man together, the world was together too.”
During the campaign and after the election, then President Elect Obama inspired millions of Americans to know that the answer to whether we can solve any challenge — or achieve any worthwhile goal is — “Yes, we can!” For several decades, many successful prototypes for helping empower individuals, organizations and communities to develop a CAN DO! attitude have been tested and proven. Many of these award-winning models are showcased at www.candoresourcecenter.com.
By providing expanded access to community economic development principles and practices for self-help, empowerment and capacity building, the American people will help solve the national and global economic (and environmental challenges) and America will fulfill its ultimate destiny of helping enlighten the world. Perhaps the best overview of how the proposal will accomplish our vision is the one-page Strategic Implementation Matrix.
Introduction to Ultimate Destiny University for Conscious Sustainable Living
Ultimate Destiny is fostering the realization of human potential and “expanding the circle of success” through the establishment of an international network of facilities and facilitators that provide resources for personal, organizational, and community empowerment. Our team has been conducting research for more than 40 years on the best programs, products and trainers to discover those that actually deliver results and help participants learn how to develop successful living skills.
We have developed dozens of new proprietary programs, products and systems that help people learn how to learn. We have also developed strategic alliances with the producers of best-selling programs and have developed adaptations of their programs designed to be more effective for the populations we serve, especially those who may have had limited experience with development training materials. .
We are helping these individuals learn how to put their own “success puzzles” together. And just like the story about the father and his son, as the individual pieces come together for each person, the puzzle for the whole world begins to come into focus.
Each of the 14 stand-alone titles in the Ultimate Destiny Success System are filled with fun interactive quizzes, self-discovery exercises, implementation tools and featured resources designed to help readers realize more of their potential, fulfill their life purpose and mission and discover how to create their ultimate destiny (whatever that means to each individual.) The main title is Solving Your Ultimate Destiny Success Puzzle.
In addition to product development activities, we have been designing, testing and refining various models for the local delivery of educational programs which has been documented in some of the hundreds of newspaper articles at www.CanDoResourceCenter.com.
This work has included: developing
award-winning Community Resource Centers and
Centers for Successful Living; and creating an
Success Center Partnership for the Muncie,
Indiana Public Housing Authority.
Les Brown, one of the top speakers and motivational trainers in the world, helped CENTER SPACE (the Center for Spiritual, Personal And Community Enlightenment) adapt the 100 page workbook from his $100 Choosing Your Own Future product into a 12 page workbook for children as young as 7 years old who lived in public housing. Click Here for a PDF newspaper excerpt on how Les reached the youth and why the project received state and national award recognition.
As a result of the award-winning success of
the Muncie prototype,
Charles Betterton (who designed the program and
One of the current projects is creating Empowerment Marionettes of world-class trainers such as Les Brown, Deepak Chopra, and Mark Victor Hansen. Seed grants are presently being sought to produce a TV pilot and sample DVDs to demonstrate how the programs harness the power of edutainment to help youth discover and actualize more of their potential. Click Here for a one page overview).
We're also creating You Can CAN DO!, a turn-key system for helping organizations and communities learn how to pool their resources and co-produce large scale development training programs featuring some of the top success coaches in the world such as Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Jim Britt, and Mark Victor Hansen.
While these prototypes for locally initiated community resource centers provide the “brick and mortar” component of our marketing and distribution strategy, we also have incorporated “click and learn” technologies for distance learning on the Internet through the Ultimate Destiny University for Conscious Sustainable Living.
We envision an international network of thousands of local Empowerment Resource Centers™ and Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems, staffed with certified Success Coaches, Empowerment Consultants™ and Empower Mentors.™ These centers will provide new and expanded distribution channels for the world’s best resources for personal, spiritual, organizational and community empowerment.
As a result, millions of people will develop a larger vision of themselves. They will learn how to set and achieve goals, increase their performance levels, manifest stewardship over increased financial resources, fulfill their highest possible destinies and live happier more productive lives.
There is the potential for thousands of new businesses and millions of new jobs to be created. Families, neighborhoods and communities will be empowered and strengthened. Successive generations will realize more of their potential and America will fulfill its ultimate destiny as an example of a fully actualized society.
Our ultimate goal is to help tens of millions of people world-wide awaken to their true spiritual identity, realize more of their potential, and discover how to create their ultimate destiny (whatever that means to each individual). We plan to serve as the catalyst for the establishment of thousands of locally initiated facilities all over the world and the certification of thousands of facilitators. This will be accomplished primarily through strategic alliances with some of the world’s leading resources for success and empowerment, including world-class success coaches and trainers.
Invitation to Participate
Ultimate Destiny and our partners in this project seek to help people, organizations and communities realize their full human potential by providing them with expanded access to educational programs and services including personal, professional, organizational, community, and social development and empowerment.
One project is the publication of a book to present this proposal to establish a national network of community resource centers designed to foster self-help, empowerment and capacity building, the three foundational principles of community economic development.
To support this project Ultimate Destiny is
expanding the Hall Of Fame Award program to solicit nominations
for individuals, organizations and resources that help with
Solving our Personal, Organizational, Community and Global
Ultimate Destiny Success Puzzles.
PS. If you resonate with this rather ambitious vision, we invite you to make a donation in any amount you feel inspired to contribute. We will also be publishing information on various levels of Membership for Individuals, Institutions, Companies and Non-profits and invitations for sponsors. Thank you for your support.
Expanding the Circle of Success is being initiated by CENTER SPACE, Ultimate Destinyland and the Ultimate Destiny University for Conscious Sustainable Living. Any individual, company or non-profit organization interested in participating is welcome to help co-create the further evolution of the vision and help manifest its ultimate possible success.
More details on every aspect of the proposal are provided at http://solvingoursuccesspuzzles.wordpress.com/
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