Potentially, this is the most fascinating phase of transformation humanity has ever known. Because we now have the opportunity to truly become the best we can be—not for ourselves or our families but for everyone (including our future generations).
The challenge is: We’re still STUCK between two very distinct paradigms.
The one we're still in is what I call Scarcity, the “Age of Me” because everything is about me, me, me—whether that’s struggling to get ahead, stay at a job or to get a promotion. Or to do whatever we need to do to stay sane and alive. We struggle very hard because just about every basic necessity we need for our survival requires a scarce resource called money.
This scarcity culture brings out our worst as it’s "how a person with money hires another for the lowest possible wage to make as much profit as possible for the one with money."
Despite eight men having as much wealth as half the world’s population combined (over 3.6 billion people) and the 10 biggest corporations making more money than most countries in the world combined (of the top 100 economic entities in 2015, 69 are corporations, not countries), most people seem oblivious to the possibilities of true abundance or the “Age of We.”
Before Cisco’s last executive chairman retired in 2015, John Chambers had predicted 40 percent of companies would be “dead in 10 years.”
Based on status quo, with AI, automation and technologies replacing most jobs, won’t most of us (including today’s cute darlings) have no job in the foreseeable future?
As it is progressively much harder to make a living, what technology does is make it easier to amass and increasingly exploit desperate job seekers eager to take whatever work they can get. The gig economy has surfaced because good steady jobs with regular hours and decent pay are a relic of the past.
Lately, we have also been bombarded by news about universal basic income and how to protect gig workers but are they not clock solutions?
Especially with systemic challenges which are global:
“We CANNOT solve our problems with same thinking
we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein
According to Alvin Toffler:
“Knowledge itself … turns out to be not only the source of the highest-quality power, but also the most important ingredient of force and wealth. Put differently, knowledge has gone from being an adjunct of money power and muscle power, to being their very essence. It is, in fact, the ultimate amplifier. This is the key to the powershift that lies ahead, and it explains why the battle for control of knowledge and the means of communication is heating up all over the world.”Three years ago, Jeremy Heimans talks about new power.
shifts entail an entire restructuring of our understanding of reality.
Initially, nothing will make sense. But by opening ourselves to
understanding and to unlearning to relearn, we will be able to co create
the new culture for the new paradigm.”
“Each of us has the perfect gift to give the world ...
if we are able to each give what’s so uniquely ours—
won’t we be able to create magic for and with each other?” Betty Lim
To try to kickstart the shift to abundance, join this tiny 2-part emergent social experiment
to enable strangers globally to walk our talk,
Doing what YOU can do, GROUND UP.
Together, may this experiment to kickstart #WePowerAbundance, a new way of thinking, doing and sharing lead to abundance truly being about empowering one another to be our best for everyone’s benefit.
Find out if people globally are ready for the shift to the “Age of We” (including being inspired about possibilities for the future of money), DOING what we can do
Have as many people as possible sign petition to kickstart the shift to the "Age of We"
Crowdfund US$3,600 min to develop this two-part social experiment (Part 2 will include website to determine the best co-creators globally piloting a new way of thinking, doing and sharing)
Net amount raised and not spent in Part 1 will go to Part 2
If Part 1 is successful, this phase of the experiment will enable strangers ANYWHERE to build trust with one another so our real selves may emerge for everyone’s benefit
Best co-creators share up to *100% net proceeds
to kickstart other "Age of We" initiatives.
*Abundance terms and conditions will apply
(For all such abundance initiatives, net proceeds will be shared with the best co-creators to pave the shift to the “Age of We” for all. Especially in the initial period, originators of each abundance initiative will have the final say and up to two shares of the net proceeds.)
Can at least 1000 people pre-order/get one of our perks to walk their #WePowerAbundance talk?
My profile’s in the free ebook. In the Introduction, you can read about how I’ve been trying to catalyze this shift from the early 2000’s, particularly since 2010.
To kickstart the “Age of We,” everyone can do something: Like and share this link. Please also sign our petition and ask everyone you know to do so too. Don't forget to hashtag #WePowerAbundance on your social media pages.
Here’s towards the “Age of We” of true abundance for all.
Betty Lim and Simon Sim
P.S. Depending on your participation, we anticipate it may take us up to two months after the end of this campaign to deliver the "Social movements powering the future of money, Vol 1" ebook.