With Donald Trump as the next President of the United States of America, the world will see a change in a manner never seen, since the 1960s.
In a country where racial tensions are raising to the top of the country’s culture, you have to ask yourself, what are the implications of his victory?
One of the key factors of Trump’s campaign focuses on ‘I’ and not ‘We’. And in a country where the individual actions of polarised individuals become the next viral social media sensation, we can surely expect to see an increase of ignorant actions of a few. However, unlike the 1940’s and 1960’s where social media was non-existent for the masses, we live in a world where movement and retaliation comes from all directions. Of course violence and political infighting is something many of us expect. However, this is also an opportunity for economic empowerment for many more.
With smart thinking and a pro-active attitude, we can make a change, for those of us who are striving for a better society. I believe that focusing on supporting and growing small businesses to become the big employers of the future, can be a key focus for change. We as individuals can still work together to build the society we want to see.
This is an opportunity to actively support ‘marginalised’ businesses. Businesses run by individuals who want to see change in our economy, in our society and in ourselves.
Businesses that do not ‘stereotypically’ receive the support of banks, are those businesses that have an opportunity to now galvanise communities and build infastructure. We can physically support our families, who struggle in our society to build a solid foundation for themselves, yes, we should look out for them.
Supporting independent businesses founded by women entrepreneurs. Working with and building black owned businesses. Encouraging our young entrepreneurs; are all key things we can focus our minds on and take action on TODAY!
With the contrast of Trumps multi-million $ empire, and his bully boy business tactics, we can leverage that behaviour to our advantage to do better and behave better.
Today, as Trump declares victory, we know that his Presidency does not limit or stop our ability to choose independently. Today, we can choose, not to bow down to negativity, but build a better society for the masses.
We are our brother’s keeper.
My final personal thoughts
Hi, I am Nicola and this is my blog. If you are reading this, you maybe wondering what next? I am focused on what I can do to build a better society. What is your intention.