This just in from the roving reporters from Ursa Minor in their efforts to complete the already prodigious entry for Mr. Donald Overlander! Mr. Overlander has, as you well know, built an empire that spans the globe by what appears to be no more than inviting people to join him on a journey of discovery – to take their lives and make an adventure of them.
We at the Publishing houses of Ursa Minor wanted to get answers to YOUR burning questions so we tracked him down to a small, blue-green planet far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy. Coming to you live in …3…2…1…
In response to your questions about WHY, Mr. Overlander had this to say:
That’s a pretty amazingly broad question isn’t it? WHY.
Why did I do it? Well, way back in the beginning there was this Nothing that was spreading everywhere. It was turning people everywhere into mindless drones – and they were losing touch with everything.
You could see it in the eyes of millions of adults – as they woke up every morning, went to something they called “a Job” – which apparently meant building someone else’s dream by burning up years of their lives in exchange for small, green, essentially worthless pieces of paper – they would return home, idly burn up hours in front of a display of someone else’s reality, and then go to bed with essentially the same “plan” for the following day…
I saw a need to help people reconnect with both the real world around them; to ground and connect themselves with their spouses, children, pets, and especially this vast and varied planet that exists for them to EXPERIENCE, while at the same time really discover that they each had this great mind-boggling adventure bottled up inside them just waiting for expression. It was so much fun collecting their stories over the years that the system we built and still share today, is what really built the group of people every knows as Muad’dib today.
Of course you could just as well ask WHY did it work I suppose. I think the real reason it worked is that I never saw the need to sell people on anything. They didn’t have to change what they wore, or what they ate, how they communicated or even what they did day to day – they certainly didn’t have to change their job since so many seemed happy to be doing what they were. All they had to do was change their mind – but that turns out to be the hardest work of all, and so many, many people just don’t know how to do it – they certainly didn’t have the tools or support to get them where they wanted to be.
If you go back a little further its amazing that I turned out to be the person I am today – and I now thank God for the plans we built together every day. At the time this all got rolling I had just started with WorldVentures, a company that helps people to experience the world that God created for us in a way that they never thought possible. With their membership people were able to travel around the world like royalty or rockstars (depending on how they saw the world) without breaking their budgets – since they all wanted to travel.
But, like everything else, they couldn’t see how – they didn’t have the knowledge, tools, or support to do so. And like so many network marketing companies the visible leaders in those early years built hard and fast on a churn-n-burn philosophy that never sat right with me.
So that’s what I decided to do – I would give thousands of people a system, tools and support to build their dreams… I just didn’t know what that meant back then.
For years I struggled with exactly what everyone else seemed to. I knew in my heart that something was not quite right but I didn’t have the knowledge, skills, or systems to support ME much less anyone else. I knew the platform of network marketing and the personal development that always goes along with it was the way I wanted to deliver this system – but I couldn’t even pick up the phone myself. I like to say my early beginnings give me a solid connection to every new member that signs up for their Hero’s Journey with Muad’dib.
Fortunately for the millions of people who have come into possession of their true power today – and are able to live their dreams – I “stumbled” upon a system five years after starting my journey, and mentored under an amazing group of people – building what is now the MasterMind behind Muad’dib.
And it’s that combination of events in my life that have placed us here on Serenity today.
I am so grateful that the Master Key system and WorldVentures came together in my life – and that I accepted the challenge presented by my intuition to take what seemed then to be a huge leap of Faith and make my Dreams a reality.
Even then I knew it would be hard work – but it would also be immensely enjoyable to change the way the world saw themselves and their way to truly be happy.