The Last Opportunity for the American Dream?
Do you still believe in the American Dream?
I recently read about a study from Hanson and Zogby that suggests the American Dream ain't what it used to be.
Most Americans now predict that achieving the Dream using fair means will become increasingly difficult for future generations.
Furthermore, most folks are increasingly pessimistic that the working class has any chance left to get ahead. A growing minority believe the old lesson of "work harder to get ahead" doesn't apply anymore. Fair enough.
No wonder people are so down on the American Dream.
But as members of AWAI, you and I both know there are still opportunities to live the American Dream. To achieve more and build for yourself a life of freedom and prosperity.
Take copywriting, for example.
Living the American Dream is what the writer's life is all about. I hear about new people all the time who are living the American Dream through copywriting. And it's not just for U.S. citizens – it's for anyone, anywhere.
- You can enjoy the freedom of controlling when and how much you work.
- You can build a solid financial future for yourself and your family.
- And you can do it from anywhere you choose!
These tenets of the writer's life sure sound a lot like the American Dream.
Of course, there are a lot of ways to the writer's life – not just copywriting.
- You could become an Internet Research Specialist and get paid well to surf the web.
- You could become a direct-response graphic designer, putting the polish on promotions and websites.
- You could become a social media expert.
- Or self-publish useful information on just about any topic under the sun.
- Or you could write grants, résumés, or a money-making website, become a publicist, or take up desktop marketing and run a small ad agency out of your house.
The list of opportunities goes on and on … And each can be used to create the writer's life – your own American Dream – for yourself and your family.
I tend to agree with most Americans' dismal assessment that the American Dream ain't what it used to be.
But I still see opportunity everywhere I look.
So I still believe in the American Dream. And I think it's available all over the world to anyone who wants it. I think you can have it if you want – and are willing to work smart, as well as hard, for it.
You just have to step up and take advantage of opportunities that present themselves.
Do you still believe in the American Dream? Are you taking advantage of the opportunities that are available to you? Share with me in the comments below.
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