Would be models at a club training event exploring
Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds
The president of New Atlantis, often brings up the topic of granting dreams in
conversations with people he has just met. A peculiar subject you may feel, but
it can help to see what a person would most like to do or be.
To grant immediately everyone's dreams would not be a good thing to do, yes
they would be excited, happy, and enjoy life better for a few days, but after
that life may seem to loose purpose, unless a new dream become visible to them.
Therefore before we can grant a persons dreams, we also need to make sure
that further dreams exist or the seeds from which they will grow has been sown.
Lets look at an example; A person in a job or relationship they are not
enjoying. The solution could be simple get them a more interesting job some way
away, and a means to get there, as an international organization stimulating
loads of activity this would not be difficult for us to achieve. Will this make
them happy. Probably not, they will be in a strange place, not a part of the
social set, and we have nothing for them to aim at or to achieve, beyond
surviving the move.
To improve the quality of persons life, we have to put them in control,
not offer a magic wand solution. We need to empower them, show them how to achieve
things and provide them the encouragement to set out on the journey and help
along the way. We need them to succeed, gain confidence, to project this
confidence and success, and this will then act as magnet to draw them together
with others who are also enjoying life's successes and challenges.
The model of the year, in one of the clubs
So can we grant a persons dreams, yes, but we have to make
sure that we do it in such a way that we enhance their own confidence, feeling
of achievement and develop further dreams that they can see are attainable.
We can set about the challenge to grant a single persons
dreams or a whole collection of them at the same time. The Rising Stars project
at the end of the 1990's is an example of an ambition plan to solve a lot at
once, this allowed a number of groups of people to be fully supported and housed
at no cost to them, while they gained screen acting skills, over many months.
Similarly Talent Club International again in the 1990's offered several hundred
people the chance to act in a multipart TV drama. Today many clubs continue the
multiple person solution such as the Self Build Homes Club that shows people how
to get a new home of their design far cheaper than they imagine and far cheaper
then other homes for sale in their area. This club like the Property Pension
Club and some others do treat each person as an individual, so has a very
individual solution for each, but is made possible by being able to help a lot
of people at the same time.
Individuals who are not being helped through a club or
project are now screened initially be email, with a lot of the solutions worked
out with them by this means, often with no direct action being necessary by us.
Some times we may see a potential to enhance a club service, to start a new club
or project or introduce a person to another we know, and by this means help them
both. We may never meet a person we help or we may end up meeting them a number
Another years - Model of the year
|While we do have greater capability to
grant peoples dreams than probably anyone else, we know from
experience that we have to make sure that we resist the temptation to do so
by quick fixes, the cheque book solution or a quick phone call to call in a
favor, although this would often seem expedient and may cost us less than
the approach that empowers the person to succeed with our help.
The other thing we have learnt is to avoid as far as we can giving something
for nothing, while it may make us feel good, it makes it difficult for some
people to come back for further help and encourages others into an attitude of taking,
rather than finding solutions and may even encourage them to become dependent on
others, as opposed to become self sufficient. It is therefore better to get a
person to help us with a task in exchange for fixing something for them, than to
do it without asking them to also help us or others. This extra help can also
often move forward another project, some research or help another club or
So what if you know a person who you feel we should be granting dreams, or
who is in need of help, well the start point is to persuade them to visit our
web sites and look at what the clubs have on offer for them. If they cannot see
any help that solves their need then its up to them to decide to
talk to us. They have to make the first step, and maintain contact with
us. They should make their first contact to us via email explaining the
topic they want to look at, and we will then assign a councillor to them,
who will email them directly and between them, they will explore ideas, possible solutions and
the various routes that they could take. Email is an ideal way to undertake this,
as just about everyone has access to email even if through another persons
computer or an internet cafe, or library. It also has the benefit of allowing
the recipient and our councillors to consider the response as opposed to saying
the first thing to come into their heads.
|Space reserved for the
picture of the first millionaire to come out of the GB Pictures project.
Will it be you?
|Many more dreams are being realised now
with the help of both GB Pictures, with its art marketing and very
profitable if a slightly unusual franchises, unusual as they don't have any
franchises fees. Find out more at
www.gb-pictures.co.uk also take a look at the Money Tree Clubs
including the Dream Home Club, Money Tree Club and Money Tree Executive
Club. Details can be found on the Dream Home Club, which assists people to
get a mortgage, pay it of and move on to a dream home, all far quicker then
they initially think possible, details on
and the same information plus more to cover everything financial, including
many types of investing is at
www.money-tree-club.co.uk as is details on the Money Tree Executive Vlub,
which is the same as the Money Tree Club but also has a the opportunity to
earn very large sums by recruiting members for these three clubs plus a
number of others.
If you want to help providing solutions then you can also contact us, but you
may also find the Council of the gods page