He replied, “Well, Scott,
you see, the amount of time and energy expended to create the paperwork,
the due diligence, the process to write you a check for $200,000 is
pretty much the same as if you ask for $5 Million. So, in my opinion,
asking for anything less than $5 Million is short-changing your dream.”
At the time, I did not see
the wisdom in his words. But today, after working with Venture
Capitalists, Hedge Fund Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Inventors, I
believe he was right.
I recently had someone
ask me for $200,000 funding. He told me he would hire my company if I
helped him get the money. When he said that, I walked away from his
Because, in my gut, I
felt immediately that he is out of integrity with the money he is asking
for. You do not tie someone’s services to getting you money you need to
attract for your business. It is disrespectful to their service. If you
believe their service is worth hiring, then pay them and hire them. But
do not tie the hiring of the service to a contingency that you get a
side result you seek. In addition, the amount of money he was seeking
was less than he had already invested himself in his enterprise. I felt
he should have been asking for $5 Million dollars. I believe he will
struggle in his business (largely due to arrogance) and I wish to avoid
those types of struggles, so I walked away.
It is with this
absolute conviction that I now understand the importance in
knowing who we are, what we are
doing, why we are doing it,
what we aim to accomplish, and
when we need it. It is for the
Infinite Intelligence, or God, or the spirit that runs through all
living things, to determine exactly how
we accomplish that which we desire.
Of course, our desires
must come from solid integrity to improve the world or do something
bigger. And in this, I have had a desire for over 8 years now:
MY GOAL: TO CREATE THE MOST POWERFUL, HELPFUL, and
VALUABLE ONLINE SELF-HELP SYSTEM IN THE WORLD.
What do I need? Five million dollars.
I am requesting $5 million dollars to find a way, a person, a method, an
investor (i.e. whatever the how might be) to get to me by the end
of May, 2007. See, I know who I am. I
know what I am doing, I know why I am doing it. I know what I desire to
attract. And, I know when I need to attract it by. This is the
magnificent law of attraction in action. I will report back to you on my
success with this principle.
What is this self-help system?
I call it the
AspireNow Advisor. It is about taking the
dream and getting advice for it, so that one may arrive at the dream’s
destination in with more customers, more cash, more quickly.
I have developed a
working prototype that simply needs more resources, solutions, and
database tools to make it a realistic revenue and solution model.
I am confident I will
raise $5 Million dollars for this cause. It is with this money that I
will procure the necessary systems and infrastructure to build the
simplest, easy to use, and helpful system of interactive support for
career, goals, dreams, relationships, business, finance, leadership, and
It will go beyond
About.com or iVillage. It will utilize a subscription model and an
advertising model to attract millions of dollars in funding that will
eventually repay the original amount given.
However, I don’t
believe the person who will give me $5 Million will do it because they
NEED the $5 Million back. I think they will give it to me because
they WANT to see me realize this goal.
Because the goal
is of noble, spiritual, and filled with integrity in doing something
important in our world of the information age.
It is because this goal is something I am passionate
about – to the extent that I sacrificed all I had, essentially burning
the Galleons ala Cortez to never return to Spain again until I achieve
my goal. Spain, in my case, is the corporate world. As an entrepreneur,
I made a decision last year that I cannot go back, and can only move
forward towards the dreams, companies, and inventions which I am now
What would I do with
the first $1,000,000 that I made from the $5,000,000?
I would not immediately
repay my investor. Why? The investor is choosing me to make their
money grow by putting energy into
something of high amounts of value
in the world. To create value once, and
then repeat that success multiple times over. It is like the parable of
the talents in the Bible (the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew
The one with 5 talents returns 5 talents more. He is given the talent of
the one who buried his talent in the sand. I will not bury my talents,
but invest them in additional technologies that will impact humankind
for the better.
First of all, I’d
invest in the technology of breast cancer treatment. There is a
new treatment they’ve developed that enables them to treat just
the diseased cancer cells in a mouse’s
breast without removing the breast.
It has been shown to “cure” or remove the diseased cells and thereby
reduce the impact of invasive medical treatments on breast cancer. As a
man who has lost a cousin to breast cancer, and who has known and dated
several women with previous breast cancer, I can only say that this
technology is of utmost importance.
Another technology I
would invest in is the ability to levitate
huge objects with sonic vibration. It is
my belief that through sonic levitation the technology behind the
pyramids and other great structures is revealed. It would save millions
and also create billions of dollars to be able to levitate objects with
sonic vibration. So, creating a laboratory to test sonic vibration
(audio frequencies) as a way to create levitation, healing, and other
benefits would be a boon to society. The study of sound and the ability
to sound to lift, shake, heal, restore, heat, and so forth is not
developed to capacity.
The last, is a new type
of coating that will enable communication and energy to be
conducted without wires or gasoline. I
truly imagine “a world without wires.”
When the Clean Air acts
and various emissions studies are being drafted into law, all I read is
how people are trying to get back to a level similar to 1990. I think
this is ludicrous! We need to wind back our pollution to what it was
PRIOR to 1890!! This was the beginning of the industrial revolution, and
with it, came the pollution in the world. So, we need to wind back
emissions to 1890. In other words, run our automobiles on AIR.
We need more trees,
cleaner water, and less pollution. And, the earth needs its fossil
fuels. So, we need to reduce the amount of these resources required for
energy dramatically. The big companies of the world need to be
challenged as to how they might become good citizens, rather than greed
citizens. This is for the betterment of all humankind.
So, these are
all things I would do with the first five million
raised from the five million.
I will take the money,
double it, then make it worth billions more. Beyond that, I believe that
providing help for others in how to live their dreams, create more
fulfilling careers, build loving relationships, and make sound decisions
for their business, finances, and health is more than likely to produce
a lot of money and opportunity for thousands of people affiliated with
this project. Just as Google has hired many and creates billions of
dollars of wealth and value, so can this simple $5 Million dollar
idea. After all, doesn't every great deed
in the world start with an idea or original thought?
Want to help? Contact
me at: 805.459.6939 or
Scott@AspireNow.com. I welcome your inquiry into my dream to raise
$5 Million dollars and assistance to make it so!
NOTE: Do you know
someone who has a lot of money who might want to contribute to our
cause? Please copy the URL of this article and email it to them, or
print it out and mail it to them or hand it to them. Or - better yet,
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