You may not believe me when I say I’ve lived the good life with nothing for last 30 years. So I wonder, have I already lived the model for how we are supposed to live in the future?
There are secrets I wish to share.
Experiments in life that we would only tackle when our back was to the wall.
Some of my experiences were crazy.
I embarked on adventures I would never have even imagined had my life and small business not have crashed leaving me with nothing.
I lived in an old caravan in the Australian bush for 5 years, homeless, penniless and lost.
Then, what happened was an adventure I could never have contemplated or planned unless my back was to the wall.
Which is the title of the book I’ve written about what happened next.
It’s called ‘Man Steps Off Planet’.
But there’s more.
My experiences have made me realise that we need a whole new system of welfare to enable everyone, no matter what their financial situation, whether employed or living in poverty, to survive and to live a good life.
The philosophy has already been proposed, even tested in some countries, and supported by a long list of prominent business people and economists.
There’s Barak Obama, economist Milton Freidman, Mark Zukerberg, Bill Gates, Richard Branston, and a whole list of others.
It’s called a Universal Basic Income.
This world changing plan provides every citizen above a certain age, without a means test, to receive a guaranteed basic income, enough to survive.
Everyone would be free to earn a regular income as well or to do as they wished with the money.
It’s their choice.
With such a safety net anyone can follow their dreams, their passions, and still be successful over time.
Especially if time is what they need.
In my case, I tried to establish a new trend in advertising creativity.
I had no capital backing me and so my freelance copywriting business crashed and burned.
Same with my daughter who started her own massage business that went downhill through no fault of her own.
Who knows how many talented people have been struggling to survive after attempting to implement their potential genius.
But there are other secrets I learned on how to survive and thrive.
I certainly haven’t become depressed or settle for living in poverty.
Instead I’ve followed my lifetime dream to write and publish my own books and, in so doing, kept my brain active and alive.
I was able to work from home, wherever that was, even in a caravan.
It’s a secret to living a long and healthy life.
It’s been the secret of keeping alive following my passion for the past 30 years.
Nothing should hinder the urge to follow our passion, even if for artisans, for example, the income that those passions generate take time to materialise.
Which is a good reason why the world needs the support of a Universal Basic Income.
Is it so crazy to suggest that the time to prepare for the future is now?
I share my other big secrets in my book ‘Man Steps Off Planet’.
I’ll give you a hint. You might be surprised to know that I was greatly influenced by Napoleon Hill’s bestseller ‘Think & Grow Rich’ (click to view video) combined with Stuart Wilde’s ideas (click to view video).
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