Are you a connector?

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do you remember the moment you realize
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that the world had changed let me tell
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you a quick little story that has
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nothing and everything to do with the
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future of our world and how you fit into
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it in 1917 the United States faced a
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huge problem they were working hard to
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compete in the industrialized economy
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and there was a shortage not a shortage
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of oil or coal or other natural
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resources a shortage of people
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specifically obediently factory workers
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the solution to this economic dilemma it
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was an experiment of sorts it hadn't
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been done before
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until someone thought of it mandatory
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public school
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unfortunately the initial purpose of the
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United States public school system was
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not to inspire children or generate
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scholars and it wasn't created for
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dreamers people who color outside the
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lines break the rules and challenge the
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status quo the public school system of
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the early 1900's was invented to create
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a nation full of adults who would
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obediently do their jobs and the factory
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assembly lines teaching kids to sit in
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straight rows and scheduling the entire
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day with the ringing of bells wasn't by
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chance punishing those who didn't
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conform was purposeful these were the
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skills they would need to join the labor
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force intentional or not this early
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method of turning dreamers into workers
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was an investment in the nation's
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economic future
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and it worked this then led to several
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generations of productive fully employed
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workers but it isn't working anymore why
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our economy has changed we don't live in
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an industrialized economy anymore we
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live in a connected economy right now
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there are more users on Facebook than
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there were people on the planet 200
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years ago technology has made it
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possible for us to connect with people
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ideas and information from anywhere in
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the world instantaneously and as a
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result our economies have expanded from
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localized towns and communities to the
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entire world
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we have globalized trade in nearly every
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way in the past the obedient do what
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you're told without question people were
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rewarded for working hard and putting
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their dreams aside in order to toe the
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line they were given well-paying jobs
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that led to long-term careers they were
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guaranteed pensions benefits and the
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promise that they would always be taken
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care of and they were but that promise
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is gone for most of us today even if you
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have a white-collar job
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the majority of white-collar workers are
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still working in a factory instead of
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operating a sewing machine or welding a
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widget they now push pencils type on
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keyboards or processed paper work
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it's still factory work because the
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entire focus of the day is spent on
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increasing productivity which leaves
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little room for creativity spontaneity
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or individuality the educated
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hard-working masses are still doing what
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they're told but they're no longer
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getting what they deserve even if you do
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everything you are told to do today
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graduate from high school go to college
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get a degree work hard and whatever job
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you can find if you're lucky enough to
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find one you're not guaranteed anything
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companies are being forced to change or
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die right now layoffs happen much more
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often than job openings appear and the
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highest paying jobs are disappearing or
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heading overseas at an alarming rate if
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you have a job where your boss tells you
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exactly what to do he or she won't
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always find someone cheaper than you to
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do it did you know that the average
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length of a job today is about four and
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a half years contrast that to the 1960s
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when it was 40 years the connected
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economy rewards a different group of
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people it rewards the people who see
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things differently who don't conform
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people who have ideas that no one else
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has people who are willing to work hard
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but know that the old way of doing
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things is broken the connected economy
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rewards you not for being a cog in the
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wheel of life but for standing up and
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reaching out the connected economy
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rewards the connectors
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whether it's connecting a person to a
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person of business to a business a
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business to a product or a product to a
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person those who learn how to connect
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are the ones who will survive and Excel
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in the connected economy that is how the
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world's has changed
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it's not about to change it already has
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things are different now and they're not
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going back to the way they used to be
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look at Facebook what's their product
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it's you your network your information
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your ideas they all have value does
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Facebook pay for the money they make
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selling your information to advertisers
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no but we still use it because we have
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an innate desire to connect with people
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in fact neuroscientists have found that
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we are actually hardwired to connect
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with each other
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some people know how to leverage this
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innate ability in today's economy but
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most don't and because they don't know
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how to do it most of them are paralyzed
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with fear resisting the shift despite
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clear indications tying them it's time
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to change in 1917 a group of people
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performed an experiment that forever
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changed the way that we earned a living
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the world today is facing another huge
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problem we're facing a shortage of our
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own not a shortage of factory workers or
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consumers the world has enough of those
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we have a shortage today of dreamers and
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connectors and so we're holding our own
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little experiment and you happen to be
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the subject of it this eight-minute
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presentation was specifically designed
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to seek out and find the connectors
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around us those who recognize that we
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are on the brink of the next economic
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revolution who are ready to thrive in
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the connected economy and who are
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searching for the best way to do it
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the internet and technology are rapidly
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changing the way that we do everything
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today including how we make a living
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it's not too late to embrace the change
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and find a way to make yourself relevant
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and profitable in our brave new world
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and that's why we've invited you here
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today we've created something that
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rewards you for connecting it pays you
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for bringing people together behind a
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cause product or idea and we have
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systematized it and made it so that you
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can do it from anywhere with anyone at
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anytime if you are passionate about
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helping people if you are passionate
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about changing lives if you want to
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position yourself to be a capitalizing
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force within the connected revolution
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instead of just a bystander let's start
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now do you remember the moment you
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realize that the world had changed how
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about the moment you realized you could
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change with it

Comments

  1. Joshua M

    Coronavirus? Who said that this pandemic must be bad for business? This technology has allowed me not just to survive but to thrive in these times, thank you Potent Leads, you got a client for life!

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