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The Fight for Independence Continues…

Monday, July 9th, 2012


July 4th certainly is one of the most sacred days of the year, for it’s this one day, what it represents that makes all the other ones possible.

I’m sure many people would write down different definitions of “freedom” and “independence” and what these things mean to them…I’d ask you to think about this today, to talk to others, especially your children.

Many sacrifices were made, the greatest of them all, by our founding fathers to pave
the way for the life we all know “in America” now. Of course, this struggle
continues day by day, decisions by decisions, in many cases not just with others
“outside” but from within the borders of our own great country we fight to maintain
our liberties.

And, that my friends is the key message I have for you today – you must fight also.

Really, it’s as simple as that. Independence is not kept by being passive.

In your daily challenges in life and business you also battle against the forces
that try to limit your independence. Entrepreneurship in and of itself is war of
independence with yourself and all that is around you. Life, well, no need to
elaborate there.

The bottom line is it’s not just about having independence, it’s about “being”
independent and what you “do” with it. For me, its about being self-reliant, about
choices, about owning, accepting, appreciating the responsibilities of the things
you want for yourself and others.

I use that word intentionally, responsibilities, because as you know, nothing was
guaranteed except “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Hey, there’s magic
in that word and it gives you the secret to live…pursuit.

What are you pursuing today…

How are you celebrating your independence?

Let not the sacrifices of others go in vain, stand proud as an American.

As a kid I always loved “standing up” and sing that song…
“I’m Proud to Be An American, for at least I know I’m free, and I won’t forget the
men who died to give this right to me, and I’ll gladly stand up, next to you and
defend her still today, for ain’t no doubt I love this land, God Bless the USA.”

You stand up by taking initiative, being ambitious, continuing the American Dream.

By taking responsibility, by being independent.

Remember all was risked for all to be gained. That’s what brought about our
independence and what will bring about yours throughout your life. Whether in
business or life, as an entrepreneur and an American, you are free to choose the
life you want to live.

My challenge to you is, to “stand up”, take a leap of faith, pursue the life of your
dreams and accept nothing less than all you can achieve, all that you deserve.

Scott Manning, President – Manning Methods, LLC. Contact by phone 317 407-3382 or email

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