July 2nd, 2012 by Rachel Krider

Celebrating Independence Day

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

With Fourth of July – Independence Day – just around the corner it prompted me to learn a little more about why my American friends celebrated this day. This intrigue led me to google where I came across references to the “Declaration of American Independence”.

The much publicized second paragraph of the document really caught my eye….
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

WOW! Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Personal freedom for one to create a happy and fulfilling life by their own design and desires. This really struck me with respect to what we stand for at Polaris Global. I strongly believe that we provide a safe, if not the safest environment, for one to learn how to create a life full of happiness and abundance.

Personally I don’t know of another community that provides the encouragement, support and the “know how” for one to pursue tremendous levels of happiness.

I feel blessed that I attracted this company into my life. I remember all those years ago when I lost my job. The decision the company made to let me go really was the start of me creating my own independence. No longer did I have to be governed by the decisions of the company. I could choose a greater level of personal independence and self-governess by going into business for myself.

It takes courage, vision and determination for one to make the decision to become an entrepreneur. And it is the entrepreneurs of the world that contribute to the society and allow many to enjoy a degree of living that otherwise would not be possible. According to the US Small Business Administration in 2009 there were 27.5 million “small” businesses in the USA. (a small business has less than 500 employees).

Small firms:
• Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
• Employ half of all private sector employees.
• Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
• Generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.
• Create more than half of the nonfarm private GDP.
• Hire 43 percent of high tech workers ( scientists, engineers, computer programmers, and others).
• Are 52 percent home-based and 2 percent franchises.
• Made up 97.5 percent of all identified exporters and produced 31 percent of export value in FY 2008.
• Produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.

To all the entrepreneurs out there – I congratulate you and commend you – Happy Independence Day from Polaris Global!

27 Responses to “Celebrating Independence Day”

  1. Belinda says:

    Happy Independance day to all of my American Friends. Polaris Global is filled with the most amazing people.
    Before I came here I never felt like I had belonged any where. Polaris gave me value and I now value Polaris so much. I too am extremely blessed to have found this company, it has given me more opportunity than I ever thought possible. I have made the most amazing friends that I get to surround myself with and work with everyday. Special mention to you Rachel Krider, you are my mentor and my biggest inspiration and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the belief you had in me when I didn’t have any in myself. It’s an honour and a privilege to share the journey with you. Belinda xx

  2. Lee Anne B says:

    I totally agree. I am so grateful that I attracted Polaris Global into my life and was able to set my tradtional business free… Polaris has completely changed my life and my families life. I love that I get to work my business around my family and I get to spend time working on my goals while assisting others in doing the same. Polaris is a very safe, supporting and encouraging environment. I love my Polaris business!

  3. Sharyn, Sydney says:

    Hey Rachel.
    What a great post! It certainly explains with clarity what life should be about…..for everyone!
    And at Polaris Global it’s coming true for real people EVERY day.

  4. Kirsty Mailer says:

    Wow, they are some amazing stats Rach! How powerful is it to be an Entrepreneur?! Massively powerful! My favourite thing about what we do here with Polaris Global is showing other people that there is a better way… That’s what I was looking for – after feeling restricted by time & income, we really do have the “solution”! I’m just grateful that I found Polaris Global, I fell in love with the products & the community of people that I get to work with. I was fortunate enough to see Shawn Achor from Harvard University speaking live a couple of years ago & he talks about the “Success Formula” and that 25% of your Success comes from your Social Support – the people you Surround Yourself with! Well, we are certainly in the right company here being with people who actually want to see you achieve your goals & support you every step of the way! Thanks to everyone in the Polaris community ~ Kirsty Mailer xoxo

  5. Kirrilee says:

    I was never one to follow the sheep in front of me, I was always kind of content to do my own thing and walk to the beat of my own drum. I am so grateful to have found a business that not only allows this but celebrates it as well. My life, my liberty and my pursuit of happiness. Polaris Global allows for our own independence day, every day. Happy 4th to you all : )

  6. Chrissy says:

    This is such a Great article ..Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Fourth of July to all our Friends . I love being part of a global community as we all learn so much from each other. To surround yourself with like minded entrepreneurs that help you become the best person you can be is a pretty amazing feeling. Cheers

  7. Natasha says:

    Polaris Global has been a Life-Changer for us. We have recently sold our house, Travelling around Australia with our 4 kids, Homeschoolling and Loving Life!! We are soo Grateful for where we are today!!
    Happy Fourth of July to all of our special friends!!

  8. Alison says:

    Great article Rach. It certainly confirms that the path of the entrepreneur is really the only way to financial independence but also is collectively taking the economy into the future with all of the new growth that is creates. Since coming to Polaris I have been amazed at the support of the community. I have never seen anything like it.

  9. Gurpreet says:

    I wish all our American Friends a Happy Independence Day. Happy 4th of July. Great Article Rachel a true representation of the values we follow here at Polaris Global!. I am so grateful to be part of this community. Thank You

  10. Carol says:

    A great article, everyone one of us on the planet is in the pursuit of happiness and there is so much depth to this journey, it means going beyond what you see and believing we are all capable of greatness. Beyond Freedom Evolution is the vehicle we at Polaris Global are blessed to have as well as the contact we have within the community of like-minded people.

    Happy Independence Day America.

  11. David says:

    “In every cry of every Man,
    In every Infant’s cry of fear,
    In every voice, in every ban,
    The “mind-forged manacles” I hear.”
    by William Blake, Songs of Experience, ‘London’, 1794

    The unhindered person has the ability to do anything, the Beyond Freedom Evolution program designed by Shane Krider and his associates has allowed me to break the manacles and pursue and embrace Lady Liberty.
    Simply put freedom, merriment with a balance of responsibility is all you need for ‘Good Living’ and a fruitful, productive future. Don’t let the entrepreneur inside of you be stopped by what others might think or what I like to call social guilt, (thinking you should do what others recommend). I have been awoken or shaken awake by the wisdom and power of the content and practicality of the courses implementation.
    Thank you Rachel for your reminder of that greatest of American documents the Declaration of Independence!
    A must read for anyone who believes in what Polaris Global is all about.
    Happy fourth of July for all our comrades in the states. May all your forces return safely.

  12. Kym M says:

    Happy Independence day to all our American friends, it has been a joy to me through my wonderful Polaris Global business getting to speak to so many awesome USA folks and getting to know you more. Its another aspect of what I love so much about being part of Polaris Global, the global connections. Great Article Rach, thanks for sharing.

  13. Mike says:

    The Declaration of Independence is a wonderful piece of literature that Americans hold very close to their hearts and even though I am Canadian, Rachel you have pulled from the text a very Global piece of what we all aim to achieve, “…Pursuit of Happiness”
    Truly enjoy reading your Blogs Rachel!
    Happy 4th of July to all of my American Relatives and to my Polaris Family Members. May you have an incredible day enjoying “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!”

  14. Debbie says:

    Happy 4th of July to all our U.S. friends!!!! We just celebrated Canada Day here in Canada July 1st, and it is so fantastic to see your country all come together to celebrate something in common, and how this plays out in all of the small communities we reside in! A reminder we all have something we love in common!!!

    Interesting stats Rach! What really stood out was “Generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.” What many don’t realize when they pursue the independence of becoming an entrepreneur is how many people they positively affect through their decision. Independence and personal freedom is absolutely wonderful…the icing on the cake is creating opportunity for others. A great reminder of how much our personal decisions are so much bigger than us.

  15. Jacquie says:

    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — what better way to pursue this than with the Polaris Global opportunity and the Beyond Freedom Evolution programme? I’m grateful to be here.. Happy 4th of July to all and thank you Rachel.

  16. Susan says:

    Happy Independence Day to all our US friends. Canada Day here, July 1st, meant thanks for all the freedoms we have as do our American friends. Freedom to start your own business and go places you never thought you could. Thank you to Polaris Global for a business that shows us how to grow and lets us share this amazing opportunity with anyone globally.

  17. Sharon says:

    Hi Rachel,

    As most have said it is a great article. There is an entrepreneur in all of us and we are blessed here at Polaris Global to have the products to truly help us all flourish to our own independence and more importantly Freedom. Tonnes of gratitude and just now I’m thrilled daily to be part of something big!

    Happy 4th of July!

  18. Michael says:

    Those are absolutely beautiful words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    We all think we’re making some sacrifices along the way in our businesses but think about this. The men that signed that document could very easily have been killed by the British as traitors to the crown. In essence they were willing to risk their very lives for their freedom to be able to uphold that belief for everyone.

    Happy 4th of July everyone.

  19. Rachel Oliver says:

    too true Michael!

  20. Bev says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL WAY to Celebrate Freedom…The Whole Nation to come together to Acknowledge it… and to Enjoy the Freedom to the Fullest…by Remembering with Gratitude how it came to be!!!

    Delighted to be a part of the Acknowledgement and expressing my Gratitude at being a Committed member of Polaris Global .

  21. Michelle says:

    Happy 4 July to you all! It’s a pleasure to be in the Polaris Community. I have found it to be the most inspiring and indeed safest environment to be – something I recognise as an important ingredient while making transitions from – in my case – the Corporate world to that of a business owner.

    Thank you Guys. You are all fabulous to work with 🙂

  22. Joanne says:

    ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is what we all deserve, but somehow we can lose the path. We get so caught up in the hectic day to day urgency that we forget that we all have our own lives to live with our own goals and dreams. Polaris Global and the Beyond Freedom Evolution course has placed me back on my path. I have the tools to get through those hectic days and am loving the journey to my future. ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ is a journey, not a destiny. Change your mindset and realize Independence Day is today and every day.
    Thanks Rachel for highlighting this for me today of all days!

  23. Anita says:

    So very happy and grateful to have found my Independence with Polaris Global. Beyond Freedom Evolution keeps changing and transforming my life for good. Life has never been the same again, it has only been more happier and joyful. Thank you so much Shane, Rach and Greg. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  24. Nadina says:

    Wow I would have never associated Independance day with being an Entreprenuer. Rach you have got me thinking about how the freedom and vision I experience with my Polaris business does relate to American Independance Day and what it stands for.
    How grateful I am to have attracted Polaris into my life and be associated with such a supportive, positive and happy community 🙂

  25. Helen S says:

    WOW i LOVE this story, it sounds a little like my own, when i too was told my services were no longer required by my boss and thinking at the time how was i going to manage, though all along, i now know, it was the beginning of ME CREATING the lifestyle i only dreamed of, SO GRATEFUL for my Independence through Polaris Global, the products and this inspiring community, evolution at it’s finest,

  26. Jo says:

    Polaris Global has most definitely given me the gift of independence.
    Now, financial independence is high on my list of pluses… but more importantly I have been given the gift of knowing personal independence.
    With this comes the knowledge that I CAN achieve anything that I desire because I have a strong belief in myself, the tools to enable me to be successful and a network of the most incredible people that are there to offer support and encouragement.
    Never before have I felt so liberated and free….I can be uniquely me and create the life of my dreams.
    With love and gratitude to Rach, Shane and Greg always <3

  27. Leisa says:

    Hi all,
    Don’t you just love Independence. I am such a very busy person and I am loving building this business. I am communicationg with all walks of life and am just loving it. I look forward to everything falling into place and my business taking off. I am very consistant with what I am doing, so I know given time, I am going to run a very successful business. Cheers Leisa Timms 🙂