The entrepreneur/visionary and his challenges

The entrepreneur/visionary and his challenges

by Jon Rappoport

November 15, 2016

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This article isn’t about tax rates and government red tape and intrusive regulations. Those issues are, of course, very real.

This is about the person who has large dreams and ambitions, and has launched them, or is on the cusp of launching them. He appears to be a dying breed in this society, but he is not. Under the surface, out of the limelight, there are many, many such people. I have worked with some of them in my consulting practice, and I admire them. They have escaped from the dependency culture. They have energy, and they move forward. They don’t set gross limits on themselves. They understand the founding ideas on which this country was built.

On one level, the share the trait of resistance. They don’t back down and opt for safe and easy solutions. They don’t bow down to the system or prevailing trends. They don’t obsessively look for excuses. Wearing a nicey-nice mask isn’t their main goal.

They deal with challenges. One, of course, is building something from the ground up. Another is building a vision into the world without scaling it back so far that it loses its unique scope, size, and power.

Entrepreneurship has a counter-intuitive core. The more the enterprise is built to the scale of the original dream, and the less it is compromised, the greater the chances of success.

This is something most people can’t fathom. They see compromise as the ultimate instrument. They deploy it whenever they can. They strive to become experts in its use. They see invention and creation as entirely dependent on the public’s “lowest common denominator.” This, to them, is the way reality works.

And on one level, they’re right. But this isn’t the level of the person with a vision. How thrilling the enterprise becomes when it is built to be everything it was meant to be—and when, lo and behold, people respond—as if they’ve been waiting for it, for a long time. Then the entrepreneur/visionary realizes how reality CAN operate. It’s a revelation. He experiences it.

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The entrepreneur needs to inspire the people he works with. Committing to his own vision through thick and thin, he has to keep it fresh and new. Even if, at times, he feels as if he’s rolling a huge stone up a hill, he can’t let the vision merge with that stone. He has to keep the vision pure. His ace in the hole is he WANTS to keep it new and pure. His final challenge is avoiding becoming rigid as he keeps the vision secure. He has to pour an elastic and far-reaching energy into his work. He has to be able to be spontaneous—there are many times when improvisation in the moment is his best ally.

If all this seems too much—it isn’t. Deep down, the entrepreneur knows it. He is tapping into a well that is bottomless. He comes to understand this secret. There are no limits.

His imagination and creative power have no boundaries.

The entrepreneur can cross a threshold and find that his work and goals have expanded to such a degree that he has become a true visionary. What he once thought was the end of his ambition was just a stepping stone, and the path he is now walking has no end.

No end.

—Always beginning.

The architect and engineer of his dream, he can simultaneously look at what he has built so far and appreciate it, and he can also see that he is, at the start of every day, inventing anew. He is, simultaneously, a thousand miles along his path, and immersed in a great Now.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

10 comments on “The entrepreneur/visionary and his challenges

  1. Aron says:

    Thanks very much Jon. This will be a great piece to look back onto now and again as a reminder to stay within one’s original vision. As others would surely agree, I can attest that great and unexpected things can and do happened as a result. Always enjoy your work.

  2. Koen says:

    Dear Jon, you described the essence of the USA as a society, very important thoughts.
    In a so-called communist/socialist system it is forbidden to have a personal vision beyond the official rules; only one vision dominates all other visions. The freedom of a society is equivalent with the realisation of great diversity of personal visions. The level/scale of cooperations should be multiple, not just one global scale of cooperation like the communist bee hive. Democrat party slogans like “stronger together” are typical socialist/communist thoughts that oppose the “stronger alone” personal visions that define the soul of the USA. The new USA commie school system has delivered its first generations of soulless graduates who lack personal vision and show typical bee hive mentality.

    • Terri says:

      The parents of these children are total failures and a disgrace to America. Parents are responsible for this downfall and degradation.
      The people who raised me criticized me for not being like everyone else.,and i was constantly put down for being smart, independent, and capable of thinking for myself. At the same time, It was expected of me (as the good girl) to embody these very qualities in quite the damned if you do damned if you don’t…..i never wanted to “fit in”,and fall for “peer pressure” it was anathema to me, and to be treated like that by people who are supposed to love you was very devastating to me. Most people can not resist the approval trap and become ensnared forever, and then do the same to their own children.
      This is how communism is born, and why it is growing. Thoughtless people are raising children thru humiliation and punitiveness.

  3. Martin Burger says:


    While the term “vision” is easy enough to spell for most people, comprehension of the term is quite another matter. A visionary has a phase shifted perspective and readily seeing what the so called normal perspective, does not.

    I was blessed in my vision mentorship for twelve years with the late great John Leslie Bodie of the Genstar Corp. fame. This was an ongoing conversation about “Visionation,” the process of precipitating the vision into materiality. This is an ontological based process where the visionary holds forth his or hers vision with a Platinum Certitude (knowing that it is so). The visionary is clear that “how he is being with” the vision is more important to the completion of the vision, than anything he does.

    Mr. Bodie was prolific in his visionation and I have taken it upon myself to match vision proficiency.

    Martin Burger

    • sharon says:

      Thanks Martin seems Jon forgot women are visionaries also! By the way many of them do it while changing the diapers of men who grow up to think like this. I believe he is writing in the first person but ideally misconstrues his objective.

      • Martin Burger says:


        I agree completely. My own experience is that women indeed have better visionary qualifications, and in the culture where I am from, we have a matrilineal community structure. When one of these super grandma’s lays down the law, we all listen, end of story.

        These women achieved and preserved their advanced relationships with reality from their role in child birthing, and the fact that they take their responsibilities as sacred, in respect to matters of clan longevity.

        Even the science idiots are now coming around to appreciate that reality is our mind’s interpretation of an energy encoded data set. Sorry to break it to you all, the Matrix movie got it right. If we are to have a functioning relationship with reality, one’s perspective must include the apparent and the dynamically active unapparent. Yes folks there are other dimensions….. where the hell do you think you come?

  4. Terri says:

    beautifully poetic, I especially love the last few paragraphs.

  5. omnica says:

    been a follower of your work for five years now. Thanks for these articles.

  6. The Learners World says:

    Yes.Entrepreneurs are always great visionaries and they every challenge to get develop their business and for getting what they want.Good post.

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