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Stop whining and do something!

Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more for less. In 2012 Greg coined the phrase “Engagement Fundraising” to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results. Using their own innovative strategies and technologies, MarketSmart helps fundraisers around the world zero in on the donors most ready to support their organizations and institutions with major and legacy gifts.

Warning:  This could sound like a political post. 

I’m not sure if I’m on the right or the left politically.  Sometimes I agree with one side.  And sometimes with the other.  But I laugh out loud when either side points the finger saying, “We’re right and you’re wrong.”

But one thing I know for sure is this:

There’s too much whining and complaining in America these days.  People in other countries live with dirt floors, no air conditioning and certainly no plasma tv’s.  But here in America, lately there’s a lot of talk about “fairness”.  A lot of talk about the rich beating up on the poor and holding them down.

But I still believe there is more opportunity in America than anywhere else in the world… if you’ll just do something!

Case in point.  Here’s a young man who lost his job.  He didn’t complain.  He didn’t blame the rich.  And he didn’t look for a handout.

Instead, he made an investment.  $300.  He invested in himself and took out a billboard with the words “Hire Me!” next to his photo.

And guess what?  He got a job!

Now how many people would make that kind of investment before asking the government (us… the taxpayers) to pay them to wait around for someone to offer them a job?  How many people are whining these days instead of doing something positive?  Too many in my opinion.

America was built by people who did something.  Let’s all take a lesson from a 22 year old and get this economy moving again.

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