“The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.”
– Peter Diamandis, Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World
Didn’t We Used to Go to the Moon?
In a brilliant commercial for the new Audi R8 that debuted during the broadcast of Super Bowl 50, an aging astronaut is shown sinking into a depression while reminiscing about the glory days of space travel. The cure for his sad state? An invitation to test drive a new high performance car that can surpass 200 mph.
A brilliant piece of marketing, the commercial has been viewed more than 8 million times on YouTube in the first 10 days. It tugs on our emotions in multiple ways, featuring “Starman,” a song by the recently departed and dearly beloved David Bowie, and evoking memories of our once-vital space program – great moments in history that seem to be fading from view. See Audi’s “Commander” below:
One man, however, was not content to let manned space travel become something we only read about in history books or watch in science fiction movies and Super Bowl commercials.
Commander, meet Peter Diamandis.
A New Era of Space Flight
Peter Diamandis dreamed of going to space since he was 6 years old. Captivated by the Apollo program as a child, Peter’s interest never faded, even when America’s excitement for (and funding for) the exploration of space would wane. As he grew up and saw “astronaut” disappear from the list of even long-shot career path options, Diamandis pursued a medical degree. However, soon his attention would turn back towards space, through an educational foundation, business ventures, and the history-changing X-PRIZE.
The Ansari X-PRIZE was a $10 million contest that encouraged technological breakthroughs and ignited a whole new space industry. In Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story, Emmy-award winning director Nick Nanton tells the story of how Peter came from humble beginnings to change the course of space travel history. This inspiring documentary follows Peter Diamandis as he, along with his colleagues, overcame hurdle after hurdle with hard work, passion, and an unstoppable attitude.
Watch the brand new extended trailer for Visioneer below:
The film features interviews and commentary from Sir Richard Branson, Anthony Robbins, President Bill Clinton, Ray Kurzweil, Ross Perot Jr., Dean Kamen, and many other visionaries. And you won’t want to miss the story of the historic X-PRIZE, which motivated teams from around the world to compete in the space travel contest, ushering in a new era of private space flight.
This Is About More Than Space Travel…
Several days ago, we sent out a link to our subscriber list encouraging them to watch Visioneer for free through Saturday, February 20th. (We’ve already received enthusiastic thank-you’s from clients who loved it!)
Click to Watch==> Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story
I’m sharing Visioneer not just because it’s a worthwhile and inspiring movie, but because of the bigger lessons that it offers all of us. I am grateful to count Peter Diamandis as one of my mentors. Peter’s Abundance 360 event and community and this movie offer challenge me to think bigger and to persevere beyond the obstacles to the things that I am most passionate about. And I know it will do the same for you!
“Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big,” says Diamandis. And space isn’t the only thing that Diamandis and the now multi-faceted X-PRIZE is dreaming big about! From literacy to health to ocean exploration and sustainable energy breakthroughs, the X-PRIZE incentivizes people from around the globe to solve the biggest problems facing the world today.
It’s About Abundance
One of Peter Diamandis’s many accomplishments is co-authoring the New York Times best seller, Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think. In Abundance, Diamandis lays out his reasoning for great optimism about the challenges we face. Peter is immersed in the cutting edge of technology, and he sees first-hand the solutions being developed to solve the big problems of humanity and the earth we call our home.
Diamandis sees the immense difference that any of us can make – the immeasurable value of the human spirit and ingenuity. And he gives me a window into his world of wild hope.
Two years ago, I came home from Abundance 360 with an item “manufactured” by a 3-D printer. This year, I ate a “shrimp” created by a similar (but much more advanced) process. What might this mean for a world in which some don’t have enough to eat? The possibilities are profound.
And It’s About Mindset
Space travel and modern technology are not my passions, and yet, Peter’s ideas have inspired and challenged me to think big and pursue my own passions for the cause of a greater good. How can I can help solve the economic challenges facing my clients – and all Americans? (I say “Americans” as am only licensed to give financial advice and solutions within the U.S.)
For years, I’ve provided Prosperity Economics solutions to clients who wish to create sustainable wealth without the risks and worries of Wall Street. Now more and more advisors are joining the movement and cause.
As investors and savers, we are inundated by the media about the same old lacking solutions… stocks, bonds, and the endless speculation that leaves people in a constant state of anxiety. These old solutions no longer work, if they ever did.
I admit, some days it can feel like an uphill challenge, going against the grain of everything the media tells us we should be doing with our money. But most days, I think we are gaining ground, bit by bit. And Peter’s unstoppable example and abundant mindset gives me hope for the long-term.
As Peter was once quoted in The Huffington Post, “Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.”
There are a lot of things I can’t control, but I CAN control the thoughts I think. I can control my own words and actions. And I can do what Peter did and just keep taking the next step towards my vision. And as I do, I can’t help but think…
What if just 10% of the population abandoned “typical” financial planning and built wealth the Prosperity Economics way? What if 10% of the population realized they don’t need to gamble in a stock market that no one can predict… they don’t need to put their cash in big banks that pay next-to-nothing… they don’t have to relinquish control of their assets to the dictates of their employers, brokers, and the government?
I’m visioneering a Prosperity Economics breakthrough… and I hope you’ll join me.
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