I just got back from the ActionCOACH Global Conference where I got to learn and network with over 350 of the best business coaches in the world. In addition to hearing from ActionCOACH founder Brad Sugars, we heard from Stedman Graham, Dr. Ivan Mizner, and Michael Port as well.
The focus of this year’s global conference was how to generate breakthroughs in our business and that of our clients. We also explored how to begin thinking outside the box, not limiting ourselves or our company by how other’s define us.
Those are powerful words. As Stedman Graham stated “Don’t let the world define you, YOU define You…. because if you let others define you, they will always define you smaller than them.”
If you look around, the organization that is in most need of a breakthrough is the United States Government. If there is any organization that is truly stuck in a box and can’t find it’s way out, it’s our government. Every election cycle we hear the same problems and the same old solutions.
As a whole, we Americans are confused about the right answer because our leaders are confused. In my humble opinion, we don’t have a revenue problem we have a spending problem.
As a government, are we investing the tax payers money in the best way? We need to invest tax payer money in a way that will help the small business owner employ more people. We will increase the tax roles by creating successful businesses that hire and train more people not by placing a bigger burden on them. This is one answer to the problem.
Just recently Warren Buffet had another solution, he said that the super rich should pay more taxes.
I want to congratulate Warren Buffet for being patriotic and wanting to do more and give more for this country. But, would that really solve the problem or cause more problems? Isn’t this just more of the same old answer we have gotten in the past with a little bit different spin?
As Americans we all want to help the unemployed, the sick, the disabled, and those down on our their luck. This is our nature. We see it when there are natural disasters around the world and here at home. The people step up and make things happen. But can the government afford to help everyone. No, not really but at the same time we can’t let the underprivileged go without. So what’s the answer?
Well, I began to look at this problem another way and got this, well, “out of the box” idea. Before you say, “oh this is just another crazy idea” hear me out and then let me know what you think…
Instead of asking me to pay more taxes to help support entitlement programs, why don’t we look at each government entitlement as a charitable organization.
Instead of raising my taxes give me an opportunity to give more money to the government programs that I support the most.
This would not only raise more money but would probably make this organizations more efficient in the process as they compete for these charity dollars.
With the generosity of the American people we might actually raise more money this way.
This might seem simplistic but the best ideas usually are. Just a thought, let me know what you think….