Saturday, June 06, 2009

Philanthro-Capitalist Description

Back in late 2007 when I coined the term Philanthro-Capitalist™ I remember searching Google, Yahoo and MSN for the term and could find nothing. Today I ran a search and there are pages and pages of results for the same term.

The other thing that I did was I put a trademark symbol besides the term Philanthro-Capitalist™ but I knew it meant nothing. In fact I still chuckle when I think about doing it that first time.

While I am tickled that this term is getting all the play that it is receiving I still think that my meaning of the term is very different than what I see out there. So what does it mean to be a Philanthro-Capitalist™?

A Philanthro-Capitalist is a business person who is engaged in giving while creating a profit which in turn allows for more giving or philanthropy while creating even more profit. With this model there is ascending growth so that more and more people are impacted.

On the hand charities operate on a self-liquidation model. They receive money, give it all away and then come back asking for more. Charities also spend a huge amount of time and money raising money. As Philanthro-Capitalists™ become more successful, charities will be the beneficiaries of the funds generated from their businesses.

I write this explanation here to answer once and for all the many people that often approach me and say “Allan Marston – Philanthro-Capitalist – what the heck does that mean? I hope this explanation suffices.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Humanity Unites Brilliance

You know this organization is doing some phenomenal work. My name is Allan Marston and yes I am a little biased as I brought this organization to Calgary. I really liked the fact that they take people from poverty to sustainability program of Food, Water, Education and Micro-Credit Loans.

The local Calgary Team is not only currently impacting over 12,000 people every month they are also creating tremendous impact as you can see from these two press releases – one from Thanksgiving 2008 and one from Christmas 2008.
Thanksgiving Canada 2008

Christmas Calgary 2008

Want to Check Them Out:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pearls Of Wisdom

While some people need to know every detail about how exactly the electricity gets from the switch to the light bulb before they can create light, I simply walk up to the switch and turn it on and presto – there is light!
Allan Marston

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Game – Second Half

In my last post I wrote about 3 types of people In The Game and before I get into more detail on these people here is why it is important. If you focus on communicating with the right people you will have better results and not get frustrated.

Those Who Get In The Game are people that don’t mess around. They play hard and think big! They play to win but are not afraid to lose. They would rather be IN the game, getting knocked down and bruised, than be in the stands watching. These people are tough to find because they are in high demand and are already playing somebody else’s game. So stay in touch with them, build a relationship and someday they just may play your game.

Those Who Watch are also referred to as the audience or the fans and they are a boisterous lot. They love to tell people who are playing the game how they could play better even though they do not want to get in the game. These arm-chair coaches and quarterbacks can be extremely critical and love to give advice that they rarely live by. They are very fearful of playing the game. The good thing about this group is that some of them, sometimes, get into the game, when they overcome their fear.

Those Who Don’t Come To The Game are content doing whatever they do. They don’t care about the game and sometime will watch from afar. Don’t waste your time with these people not because they are not winners but just because they really don’t care. The good thing about this group is that sometimes they become Those Who Watch. That usually happens when they hear that the game is getting real good and they jump on the band wagon. A couple of years ago when our team was in the finals of hockey a whole bunch of these people jumped on the bandwagon. The problem is they are also the first ones to jump off.

That is why I suggested that you focus your energy on the first two. Your life will be less frustrating and you will be more prosperous. Because YOU are probably In The Game!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Game

For those of you who are in business of any kind you are always looking for people to recruit or for new customers. In fact if you are a Network Marketer you definitely should be recruiting all the time.

That off course can be a very frustrating experience unless you understand The Game.

There are only 3 types of people:
1- Those who Get In The Game
2- Those who watch
3- And those who don’t even come to the Game

If you want to be successful, focus on the first two. And if you want to know more look out for my next post. Or even better sign up on this blog for automatic updates to be sent to you when this blog is updated which as you can see is not all that often.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pearls Of Wisdom

Your Self-Worth is in direct proportion to your Net-Worth!
Allan Marston

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why Now?

That is what some of you might be asking yourselves as you read the first blog post from me in over two years. While self empowerment is something people should engage in on a regular basis throughout their lifetimes, most don’t until things get ugly.

Well folks things are getting ugly and are going to get a lot uglier before they get better.

So I hope you come back often or even better sign up on this blog for automatic updates to be sent to you when this blog is updated which as you can see is not all that often.