I felt compelled to reach out to my ACN family today in hopes of sharing a very important message. There’s no denying we are in the midst of a political thunderstorm in the United States, and there’s no denying the storm surge is being felt around the world. Never has a U.S. Presidential election taken on such a global stage – and never has an election, at least not one in my generation, resulted in such passionate responses. Some of that passion is in support of the outcome and some is in protest. I know you are witnessing it in your own communities and social circles, and I’m sure you are seeing its impact throughout your ACN community as well. And regardless of what you personally believe, it’s this freedom to openly express our views without persecution that makes our country so great.
And as I am sure you would agree, regardless of how passionate someone is about his or her political beliefs, it’s not those beliefs that define them as an individual. It has no bearing on whether or not they will be successful in ACN – or in anything else for that matter; it has no bearing on whether they will be a good leader, and it certainly has no bearing on their character. Remember, the very core of ACN is providing an opportunity for people from all walks of life, all backgrounds, races, religions, cultures and personal belief systems to build their own, successful business on their own terms. Not only is it our many differences that make ACN the great company it is today, but also it’s those differences that make our country great.
So rather than letting someone’s personal political beliefs form the opinions you have of them, be the difference maker in your circle and your business. Be the person who celebrates the differences, respects the differences, yet still manages to create unity, positivity and hope for the future. After all, isn’t that what ACN is all about? I can’t think of a better way to honor our Veterans – past, present and future – on this Veterans Day.
God Bless America,