An Opportunity always exists in every New World

By: Caroline Makepeace


In Charleston there lies many plantation homes that are oft visited by tourists and featured in Hollywood movies. Boone Hall is one of these and we had the pleasure of visiting this estate yesterday. Through my tour of the agricultural estate I learned that we can easily follow their examples by seizing upon the New World opportunities of today.

Boone Hall began as an indigo plantation and with the turn of each new owner it changed to a brick manufacturing plant and cotton plantation to the world’s largest pecan tree farm and now to agricultural and tourism. Each new owner, with their entrreprenurial vision, was able to adapt and change to the demands of their era and create a wealthy and successful enterprise from Boone Hall for over 300 years.

As I was listening to the tour guide tell us the story of the how John Boone the original owner acquired the land to build his plantation I thought about the incredible opportunity that lay before him and many others at that time. Government grants were given to opportunity seekers so they could cultivate the land and help the New World expand and flourish. All someone had to do was put there hand up and volunteer to take the wealth.

This was all you needed to do. You didn't have to be a lord, or successful business person or even have significant wealth. All it took was a little foresight and courage to step into the New World and with virtually nothing, millions could be created and a legacy that would live on for hundreds of years. It was very similar in my own country when convicts who served their time were pardoned and granted acres of fertile land in order to help the colony expand and flourish.

My thoughts then switched to my time and how there are no ‘New World’s’ anymore where you can be basically given free land to create an empire with. Not if we just talk about land but in our world there is an abundance of opportunity that lies before each and everyone of us if we just open our eyes to see it and put our hand up to say “Yes, I’ll take it!”

We have seen many new waves of New World opportunities throughout history that have created incredible wealth for those with the courage to capitalize on it : agricultural, industrial, technological and today we see the appearance of the informational age. This informational era is the New World of Opportunity we are now entering and standing at the brink of.

Those who have a vision and an entrepreneurial mind will understand business opportunities that lie before them, as did Boone over 300 years ago and will capitalize on it straight away. For others it may take longer or they will miss the boat altogether and wonder why there is no opportunity left for them in the world.

You don’t have to have any business skills or cartloads of cash to claim a piece of the pie. It’s an even playing field and one you can create significant wins from. You can create a fortune starting with virtually nothing. Opportunity lies all around you. The question is first “Do you have enough vision to see it?'” and second “Do you have enough courage to seize it?” and lastly “Are you willing to work to grow it"?”

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Caroline assists others to capitalize in on the 'New World business opportunities'of the informational era. She also has afree weekly inspirational newsletter, helping you to live your best life.

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