Today we want to share with you a story of Abundance Global’s founder, David Dugan.
David grew up being inspired by incredible entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and even Bill Gates. The problem though, was while he wanted to change the world in the same way they all had, David wasn’t certain he had quite the same level of talent and skills as these innovative superstars? So he decided that the way he was going to add value to humanity was to become a dentist. He invested 18 years in this endeavour, and while he loved the work, he always had this nagging voice telling him there was a bigger gift he could be giving. That he was put on this planet to do something more. Something bigger.
David decided another way to add value to his country was by joining the military. He worked his way up through the ranks and became a commanding officer in the Navy. And it was here that he had an experience that changed everything. You might recall the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. The Australian military were on the ground in Indonesia in early 2005 to help with the aftermath. David was there aiding this work for three months but flew back to Australia a couple of days early for a leadership course. The helicopter on David’s ship returned to a little island to provide some extra help, and the helicopter had a devastating crash. Nine of David’s fellow servicemen were killed, on a flight that David himself was also meant to be on. This served as the wake-up call he didn’t even know he needed. He needed to find that something more before it was too late.
David started researching and looking around. He’d helped humanity first as a dentist, and then in the military, but he was searching for what felt like his actual purpose. And what he realised in all his searching, was that entrepreneurs are the backbone of every country in the world. They’re the ones who take the biggest risks. They’re the ones who innovate. They’re the ones who are employing more people than any other organization. David realised it’s not the politicians that are going to lead us to where we want the world to go. It’s entrepreneurs. They’re the ones making the change we want to see on the planet. Making it so that David’s (and everyone’s) children can grow up to an even better world than what we have now. And thus, the humble beginnings of Abundance Global were born.
The truth is, being an entrepreneur certainly isn’t for everyone. It’s a difficult job. But ever since that fateful day in 2005, David has made it his mission to help anyone that chooses to tackle that path. If that sounds like you, someone striving to make the world a better place while managing a profitable and sustainable business, he’d love to help you too.
We’ve got an amazing Facebook community over at our free and private page, which is full of all the incredible entrepreneurs that keep us passionate about this work. We share a lot of the tools, the systems and the strategies you need on how to grow a scalable business. How to manage it so that not only your profits are enhanced, but so too is your health, your friendships, and your relationships.
We know that as an entrepreneur, you have the ability to not only create wealth for yourself but for your economy and the community around you. Your product and service has an impact that goes well beyond yourself. That’s what we want to enhance. That’s what we want to grow.