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Expanding the Circle of Success

Establishing A Network
of Community Economic Development and Empowerment Resource Centers to Help Empower Millions of People and Help Create and Save Millions of Jobs By Providing Resources and Expanded Capacity
to Solve Personal, Community and Global Success Puzzles


America’s destiny is not power. . . . it is light.” Benjamin Franklin.

Our ultimate vision for America is seeing (and helping) it fulfill its ultimate destiny as envisioned by Ben Franklin and as inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. We understand that is something like “Liberty, enlightening the world”. (See more on The United States of America at www.ultimatedestinyoftheusa.info)

More specifically, we envision the establishment of a national (and then international) network of thousands of local, non-profit Community Economic Development and Empowerment Resource Centers. These Centers, based on 40 years of research, development and award-winning prototypes  will help individuals, organizations and communities realize more of their potential and enable and empower them to help solve the increasing global social, economic and environmental challenges we face together.

Community Economic Development includes a focus on three areas: Self-help; Empowerment and Capacity building. In our experiences as community organizers, disaster relief and community economic development specialists, we have found in the community visioning and strategic planning exercises we have facilitated, that the highest answers to the question:

“What are the greatest challenges and obstacles facing our community?’ have usually been “the lack of vision and leadership within government” and “the need for greater citizen participation in government.”

When we would then ask “What are the positive corrective measures that could be taken to address those challenges?” , we have almost always gotten answers about the need for having expanded access to resources, models and success stories of how other other organizations and communities have successfully addressed similar problems.

We have also discovered that Einstein was absolutely correct when he said

"We can’t solve problems at the level of thinking (or consciousness)
where we created them." Albert Einstein

After several years of testing and refining various approaches to local community development and empowerment resource centers, our team has developed an outline for the proposed establishment of a national network of CAN DO! Community Economic Development Empowerment Resource Centers.

Strategic Implementation Matrix

Strategic Implementation Matrix™ for Expanding the Circle of Success by Establishing A Network of Community Economic Development and Empowerment Resource Centers to Foster Self-help and Expand Capacity to Solve Personal, Community and Global Success Puzzles

The Centers (based on 40 years of experience) will provide resources for self-help, empowerment and capacity building to enable individuals, organizations and communities to realize more of their potential and expand their capacity to help solve global economic and environmental challenges. The outer boxes in BLUE represent 500,000 potential local sponsors. The 7 boxes in GREEN are potential funding sources. The 16 boxes in RED are the major topics for training and technical assistance that would be provided. The 8 boxes in GOLD are the core proposed initiatives that would facilitate the expanded teaching and learning of Successful Living Skills for the 21st Century by participants in the Centers' programs.

United Way Agencies

UW Of America

Indian and Public
Housing Authorities



Community Action


Community Development Corporations

CED Master's



National Urban League

Centers for Independent Living


of Commerce




Training on Successful Living Skills

Successful Living Skills for the
21st Century


Co-creative Visioning and Strategic Planning


Creating a Collaborative
Strategic Marketecture

Entrepreneur-ship Training and Micro-Enterprise Development


Neighbor Works America

hood Housing Services


 Educational Institutions


Joint Marketing Ventures and Shared Advertising

Providing Cooperative Printing, Publishing, & Multi-media Production

Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems™

Mentoring, Training and Consulting Services on Creating Intellectual Properties

Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneur-ship Training


Business Development Centers





Hall of Fame Awards

and Entrepreneurship

Helping Empower People and Communities

 Helping Save
and Create Jobs



Providing and Allocating Equity Capital, Grants and Donations

Training on Creation and Marketing of Intellectual Properties

Community Foundations

and Faith-Based Community Development Organizations

Central Resource Center for Research, Development and Archiving Success Stories

and Consulting Services in Infopreneurship (Publishing,
E-publishing, Internet Marketing, etc)


Establishing CED Empowerment Resource Centers

Providing 24
X 7 Online Access to University for Successful Living™ and Successful Living Skills for the 21st Century


Training and
TA On Creative Thinking, Problem Solving and Master Mind Skills






Other Non-profits and Public Benefit Corporations

Providing Training and Resources for Community Economic Development

Providing Templates and
TA for Business Plans, Grant Applications, Collaboration

Providing Technical Assistance on Designing, Delivering and Promoting Events


Providing Technical Assistance on Visioning,  and Marketing


Adapting Programs
and Products for the Unserved 87% of the Population


Service Agencies

Donations,  Investments, Grants and PRI’s from Individuals,
Companies, & Foundations

U.S. Department of Education

of Housing
and Urban Development

of Commerce
Small Business Administration

U.S. Department
of Health
and Human Services


of Labor

Local, Regional
and State Economic Development Agencies

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A one-page overview on the project is available at SOPADA for Empowerment Resource Centers. An example of the invitations that will be sent to Mayors and other elected officials is at Sample Letter of Invitation to City Officials along with the Site Selection Factors for Empowerment Resource Centers.

The CAN DO! Resource Centers that are based on 40 years of (mostly) award-winning prototypes as described at www.candoresourcecenter.com) will enable millions of people to have expanded access to state-of-the-art development training programs that are usually targeted to the top 10% of Corporate America.

Click Here for a PDF Document On
the CAN DO! Project Implementation
Strategy Using the Ultimate Destiny Success Puzzle Template

CAN DO! Project Implementation Strategy Success Puzzle

We are preparing to launch a campaign to Expand the Circle of Success in America by facilitating the donation of 100 million dollars worth of development training resources to and through some of the 500,000 potential local sponsor agencies we have already identified. These CAN DO! Community Empowerment Resource Centers will be staffed by certified Empower Mentors™ and Successful Living Coaches.

As a result of the educational programs that will be provided, participants and their families will learn how to apply successful living skills, non-profit organizations will discover innovative approaches to higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness, companies will benefit from higher levels of productivity and profitability, communities will benefit from a shared vision, higher levels of co-creative participation in government and all areas of living together and America will fulfill its ultimate destiny as a fully actualizing society.

In response to President Obama's call for Americans to share ideas as solicited by Change.org and change.gov, our team at the Ultimate Destiny University decided to publish our vision and invite co-creative participation in the implementation strategy already in place for Solving Our Personal, Community, National and Global Success Puzzles.

In a recent playshop in Sedona, Ultimate Destiny 
asked participants to brainstorm
answers to the following question:

“Given the global economic and environmental crises,
what attitudes and skills can help us  apply more positive,
creative, conscious and sustainable approaches?”


Here are some of the answers we received:

Awakening to our spiritual identity.

Realizing more of our inherent potential.

Harnessing our creative mind power.

Flowing our energy to solutions rather than problems.

Remembering who we really are and why we are here.

Fulfilling our life purposes and missions.

Making a difference and leaving a legacy.

Loving, serving and blessing others.

Maintaining a positive mental attitude.

Applying creative thinking and problem-solving.

Manifesting stewardship over the talents and treasures entrusted to us by God/Spirit/Source/Creator.

In response to these answers, Ultimate Destiny is making its 14 part Ultimate Destiny Success System available on a Pay What It's Worth To You basis with 100% of any donations made for the System to support this Expanding the Circle of Success Project.

Create Your Ultimate Destiny AND Pay Whatever That's Worth To You!

Your Ultimate Destiny AND Pay Whatever That's Worth To You!

Discover how to realize your potential, fulfill your purpose, attain financial success and prosperity, enjoy loving relationships, optimal health, success in business, and manifest your ultimate destiny with the Ultimate Destiny Success System. DONATE whatever these 14 E-books are worth to you AFTER you apply them AND the publisher will donate 100% to "Help Expand the Circle of Success."
Go here to learn more.

Ultimate Destinyland™ is also seeking members, affiliates, and accredited investors.

An Invitation to Help Establish a National Network of Community Economic
Development Resource Centers for Self-Help, Empowerment and Capacity Building

What if the experts who say most people only use about 5% of their potential are right?

What if there are resources already used by the top achievers in our world that could help people utilize more of their potential and harness their creative power so they could become part of the solution to the global economic and environmental challenges we face?

And what if for the first time in the history of the world, there was a way and an available technology to provide a comprehensive and integrated system for bringing the best of these tested and proven resources to millions of more people, organizations and communities world-wide?

How might empowerment and capacity-building be enhanced through an international network and an infrastructure of transformational learning centers staffed by facilitators trained to help individuals, organizations and communities see, believe and achieve all they can be, do and have stewardship over?

Would the world be a better place? Would we be better able to identify and resolve the root causes of the many complex challenges and problems we face as a global family?

Mark Twain thought so, and so do we . . .

“Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is missing from each of us is the training, education, knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have.”  Mark Twain

Earl Nightingale, the “Dean of Motivation” and co-founder of Nightingale-Conant told a story about a father who was trying to work who had a young son who wanted to play. The father cut a picture of the world out of a magazine and made it into a jigsaw puzzle. He gave it to his son and told him that they could play when he had put the puzzle back together.

The father who had imagined that it would take his son at least several minutes to complete the task was surprised when his son returned almost instantly back with the puzzle completed. When he asked his son how he had managed to put it together so quickly, his son answered: “It was easy Dad. There was a picture of a man on the other side and when I put the picture of the man together, the world was together too.”

During the campaign and after the election, then President Elect Obama inspired millions of Americans to know that the answer to whether we can solve any challenge — or achieve any worthwhile goal is — “Yes, we can!” For several decades, many successful prototypes for helping empower individuals, organizations and communities to develop a CAN DO! attitude have been tested and proven. Many of these award-winning models are showcased at www.candoresourcecenter.com.

By providing expanded access to community economic development principles and practices for self-help, empowerment and capacity building, the American people will help solve the national and global economic (and environmental challenges) and America will fulfill its ultimate destiny of helping enlighten the world. Perhaps the best overview of how the proposal will accomplish our vision is the one-page Strategic Implementation Matrix.

Introduction to Ultimate Destiny University for Conscious Sustainable Living

Ultimate Destiny is fostering the realization of human potential and “expanding the circle of success” through the establishment of an international network of facilities and facilitators that provide resources for personal, organizational, and community empowerment. Our team has been conducting research for more than 40 years on the best programs, products and trainers to discover those that actually deliver results and help participants learn how to develop successful living skills.

We have developed dozens of new proprietary programs, products and systems that help people learn how to learn. We have also developed strategic alliances with the producers of best-selling programs and have developed adaptations of their programs designed to be more effective for the populations we serve, especially those who may have had limited experience with development training materials. .

We are helping these individuals learn how to put their own “success puzzles” together. And just like the story about the father and his son, as the individual pieces come together for each person, the puzzle for the whole world begins to come into focus.

Each of the 14 stand-alone titles in the Ultimate Destiny Success System are filled with fun interactive quizzes, self-discovery exercises, implementation tools and featured resources designed to help readers realize more of their potential, fulfill their life purpose and mission and discover how to create their ultimate destiny (whatever that means to each individual.) The main title is Solving Your Ultimate Destiny Success Puzzle.

In addition to product development activities, we have been designing, testing and refining various models for the local delivery of educational programs which has been documented in some of the hundreds of newspaper articles at www.CanDoResourceCenter.com.

This work has included: developing award-winning Community Resource Centers and Centers for Successful Living; and creating an award-winning  Success Center Partnership for the Muncie, Indiana Public Housing Authority.
That project is an excellent example of the results we expect to generate through the Expanding the Circle of Success Program.


Les Brown, one of the top speakers and motivational trainers in the world, helped CENTER SPACE (the Center for Spiritual, Personal And Community Enlightenment) adapt the 100 page workbook from his $100 Choosing Your Own Future product into a 12 page workbook for children as young as 7 years old who lived in public housing. Click Here for a PDF newspaper excerpt on how Les reached the youth and why the project received state and national award recognition.

As a result of the award-winning success of the Muncie prototype, Charles Betterton (who designed the program and
wrote the HUD grant that funded it) and Benita Smith, Executive Director of the Housing Authority, were invited to share a presentation at the National Association of Housing and redevelopment Officials Conference. Click Here for a PDF of that presentation on How To Create A Success Center Partnership for Your PHA or Community Development Corporation.

One of the current projects is creating Empowerment Marionettes of world-class trainers such as Les Brown, Deepak Chopra, and Mark Victor Hansen. Seed grants are presently being sought to produce a TV pilot and sample DVDs to demonstrate how the programs harness the power of edutainment to help youth discover and actualize more of their potential. Click Here for a one page overview).

We're also creating You Can CAN DO!, a turn-key system for helping organizations and communities learn how to pool their resources and co-produce large scale development training programs featuring some of the top success coaches in the world such as Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Jim Britt, and Mark Victor Hansen.

While these prototypes for locally initiated community resource centers provide the “brick and mortar” component of our marketing and distribution strategy, we also have incorporated “click and learn” technologies for distance learning on the Internet through the Ultimate Destiny University for Conscious Sustainable Living.

ETMS™ Empowerment Training Mentoring System Empowerment Resource Centers

We envision an international network of thousands of local Empowerment Resource Centers™ and Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems, staffed with certified Success Coaches, Empowerment Consultants™ and Empower Mentors.™ These centers will provide new and expanded distribution channels for the world’s best resources for personal, spiritual, organizational and community empowerment.

As a result, millions of people will develop a larger vision of themselves. They will learn how to set and achieve goals, increase their performance levels, manifest stewardship over increased financial resources, fulfill their highest possible destinies and live happier more productive lives.

There is the potential for thousands of new businesses and millions of new jobs to be created. Families, neighborhoods and communities will be empowered and strengthened. Successive generations will realize more of their potential and America will fulfill its ultimate destiny as an example of a fully actualized society.

Our ultimate goal is to help tens of millions of people world-wide awaken to their true spiritual identity, realize more of their potential, and discover how to create their ultimate destiny (whatever that means to each individual). We plan to serve as the catalyst for the establishment of thousands of locally initiated facilities all over the world and the certification of thousands of facilitators. This will be accomplished primarily through strategic alliances with some of the world’s leading resources for success and empowerment, including world-class success coaches and trainers.

Invitation to Participate

Ultimate Destiny and our partners in this project seek to help people, organizations and communities realize their full human potential by providing them with expanded access to educational programs and services including personal, professional, organizational, community, and social development and empowerment.

One project is the publication of a book to present this proposal to establish a national network of community resource centers designed to foster self-help, empowerment and capacity building, the three foundational principles of community economic development.

We are preparing to publish a book to introduce this CED project for Solving Our Personal, Community and Global Success Puzzles: Expanding Our Global Capacity to Address Challenges and Opportunities by Helping Individuals, Non-profit Organizations and Communities Foster Self-Help, Empowerment and Transformation.

The book will feature insights, recommendations and featured resources from the Ultimate Destiny Hall of Fame Award™ Recipients such as: Paul J. Meyer, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor, Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, and Jack Canfield, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, etc.

Each of them will be invited to share their recommendations and featured resources for helping individuals, NPO’s, companies and communities realize more their potential to help address the challenges and the opportunities that lie before us.

Click Here for a PDF of the rough draft outline for the book.

By Michael Swack, Ph.D.,
Dr. Emmett Miller, MD,
Elliott Maynard, Ph.D. and  Charles Betterton, MS CED,

We are inviting the first 50 world-class authors and trainers nominated for the Ultimate Destiny Hall of Fame Award such as Mark Victor Hansen who teaches Mega Successful Living Skills for the Third Millennium to participate. We are asking them to contribute their insights, recommendations and resources that can help individuals, organizations, communities and nations realize more of their potential and help address the challenges and the opportunities we face as a global family.

To support this project Ultimate Destiny is expanding the Hall Of Fame Award program to solicit nominations for individuals, organizations and resources that help with Solving our Personal, Organizational, Community and Global Ultimate Destiny Success Puzzles.

We also invite your participation in whatever way best serves you! We will be publishing an ezine, developing a membership component, submitting applications for seed grant funding and conducting periodic teleseminars and webinars to further evolve and help ensure the ultimate success of this project.

Thank you!

Charles Betterton

Charles Betterton, MSCED

PS. If you resonate with this rather ambitious vision, we invite you to make a donation in any amount you feel inspired to contribute. We will also be publishing information on various levels of Membership for Individuals, Institutions, Companies and Non-profits and invitations for sponsors. Thank you for your support.

CENTER SPACE (Center for Spiritual, Personal And Community Empowerment/Enlightenment) is serving as lead applicant for implementation of this project in Arizona. The Michigan Alliance of Cooperatives is serving as the lead applicant and fiscal sponsor for implementation of this project in Michigan. Donations will be fully tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

PPS. When you subscribe to our free e-zine, we will share several our our best resources with including  Manifesting Your Ultimate Destiny, an 80+ page E-book and excerpts from Dr. Elliott Maynard’s book, Life Management 3000 — Success and Survival Skills in the Third Millennium

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Expanding the Circle of Success is being initiated by CENTER SPACE, Ultimate Destinyland and the Ultimate Destiny University for Conscious Sustainable Living. Any individual, company or non-profit organization interested in participating is welcome to help co-create the further evolution of the vision and help manifest its ultimate possible success.

"The Michigan Alliance of Cooperatives is delighted to participate in the Community Economic Development and Empowerment Network you are organizing.   Our purpose is to strengthen cooperatives of all types: housing co-ops, food co-ops, farm co-ops, credit unions, buying clubs, recreation co-ops, worker co-ops, etc, etc.   Organization of new co-ops and mentoring their initial efforts is a particular interest.  We bring people together for mutual benefit, on a democratic basis.  We follow the Rochdale principles as expressed by the International Cooperative Association.  Count us in!" -- Joel Welty, Executive Director

More details on every aspect of the proposal are provided at http://solvingoursuccesspuzzles.wordpress.com/

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