John Lefebvre started his career as a lawyer but soon after went a different route. He experienced a rise and fall with his online money transfer company Neteller, which linked American gamblers with so-called offshore gambling sites. The company was a big success but also got him arrested. He eventually did a plea bargain. During that time, he went back to his love for rock music, wrote his first song at the age of 45, and recorded his first album at 56. Today, John Lefebvre is a musician, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. In today’s Expert Insight Interview, he discusses his view of how America can successfully move forward and have great again.
The interview discusses:
- Freedom and Generosity
- The View on Human Spirit
- The support for the people’s growth
Freedom and Generosity
Wealth, just like freedom, comes with its price. The price of freedom is in its duty to enjoy it and continuously strive to extend that same freedom to everyone else in the world. One thing that fellow Americans often forget is the concept of generosity. American people are privileged and tend to take for granted the access they have to security, food, clothing, shelters, education, healthcare, justice, basic finance, and a healthy environment. However, these are the rights that should be universal for all people around the world. People often confuse generosity with money. But generosity comes in different terms such as time, knowledge, and most valuable of all – attention.
The View on Human Spirit
In America in the past, there was a principle that humans are good. Just how Adam Smith, the father of economics and capitalism, once said, men are good. The best thing that we can do for people is to set them free, and they will do their part to ensure everyone’s ultimate benefit. If we give people money, 80 or 90 percent will do something good with it. But nowadays, there is a different view on human nature. The more money you give to people, the more they want. We need to bring back the faith in people that they will do well if we give them a little push.
The Support for People’s Growth
The freedom to succeed seems like a lost concept nowadays. We do not celebrate individualism anymore but have a small group of people who think they know what is best for everyone. The fundamental of conservatism is the preservation of capital. And the elements of capital are money, property (the Earth), and people. We have to preserve, conserve, and grow all those elements. There are so many geniuses in so many different areas who are lost because we do not support them enough. The foundation of this country was to trust in its people. And if we focus on developing our human resources and our generosity, the wealth is guaranteed and infinite.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.