Cameron Johnson and Oprahs Big Give
You may remember several years ago, in the July/August 2004 issue of Networking
Times, we did an interview with Cameron Johnson when he was more or less unknown.
The story was called Fifteen-Year-Old CEO.
In 2006, our senior editor, John David Mann, coauthored a book with Cameron, You
Call the Shots, which tells the story of Camerons entrepreneurial childhood,
how he met Donald Trump when he was eight, made his first million before graduating
from high school and built twelve successful Internet businesses before the age
Last year, the same Cameron Johnsonour Cameron Johnson!was
selected as one of the ten participants in Oprahs new prime-time television
show, Oprahs Big Give. We shared our excitement about this reality
show of a different kind in our November/December 2007 issue in The Good
News column, calling it Oprahs Take on a Philanthropic Economy.
As you read this, the show is over, but as Im writing, the competition is
still on. We dont know yet who will be the winner, but we are very excited
for Cameron and wish him the adventure of a lifetime doing good in the most creative
and outrageous ways.
While Oprahs Big Give is receiving a lot of criticism from the
media, we want to congratulate Oprah on her grand initiative and for being a force
for good in the world. The medias response shows that many people still
have powerfully ingrained resistance to abundance manifested on such a large scale.
Networking University faculty member Steve Siebold calls it middle-class
thinking in his Mental Toughness Blog:
While the worlds richest woman attempts to help people in need, the
media (which caters to middle-class thinkers because they represent the majority
of the population) is slamming her for capitalizing on the concept. This is classic
middle-class thinking rooted in fear and scarcity. This type of reporting is why
so many of us grow up with limiting beliefs about success. Oprah, if youre
listening, thank you for sharing your wealth and wisdom with the world.
I hope you and your company benefit from your good works. After all, isnt
that the American way?Steve Siebold.
This reminds me of a beautiful quote by Judy Satori, a quote that both Oprah and
Cameron exemplify in their own unique ways:
Abundance is a two-way flow of energy, the capacity for giving and receiving.
It allows the flow of energy to also return unhindered to you. If you feel abundance
in your heart, demonstrate abundance in your life and think abundance in your
thoughts, the energies will open you to the flow of your own creation. So feel
and think freely what it is that you would create.
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P.S. Below are some fond memories of the MLM Cruise 2007
At Sea, Monday, 7:45 p.m.
MLM Cruisers enjoy a formal cocktail paty onthe front deck.
At Sea, Saturday, 10:28 a.m.
Tom Schreiter gives away his brain-freeze techniques and other prospecting
Belize, Thursday, 1:25.p.m.
Lunch with Dutch networkers Hans van Loon and Astrid Menick.
Guatemala, Wednesday, 3:53 p.m.
Making a new friend among the locals.
Honduras, Tuesday, 1:17 p.m.
Kaitlin and Tom Hayes make a last-minute jeep rental reservation from
the ship's Internet cafe.
Mexico, Friday, 15:36 p.m.
Enjoying a leisurely bike ride on the coast of Cozumel.