Centralized Collaboration Hub (CCH)

Hello everyone,

As you know, we’ve been discussing the fastest path for empowr to becoming the largest social network, economy and currency in the world.  

We have a clear shot at making that happen --
 by infusing cryptocurrency into everything we're doing and...

... unlike companies selling coins to investors for funds to start building their products...

... we can instead use millions of our Coins for growth by rewarding our citizens...

... because the empowr product is mostly built. 

Thank you for your votes – your pledges – for how many new citizens you’re aiming to bring into empowr.

Going forward, I’ll post the latest pledge stats at the bottom of this post as well as in the comments of this post.


This post will now act as our Central Collaboration Hub (CCH).

As a reminder, the objective of our work together is to ultimately arrive at basic instructions...

... comprised of proven and optimal approaches, tips, messages, ads, blog and video content and more...

... basic instructions that hat any new citizen can utilize to easily succeed.


Instructions for the CCH

1.  When you have an idea or tip to share, first post full details (text, images etc.) in your own blog post.

2.  Then, post a brief description and link to your post here -- in the comments of this post (below).

In that description, explain clearly and briefly (as few words as possible) what the reader will find if they click the link in the comment.


Here’s an example of such a comment:

“I am experiencing great success when posting this message to my Facebook friends.  Full details here: http://posts.empowr.com/xxxxx”


If you can provide some numbers that help the reader quantify the level of success you’re having, or the learning that will be discussed in your blog post, that’s even better.


Another example:

“I have been trying to email friends this message. It is not succeeding at all. Less than 2% are responding. Full details here:  http://posts.empowr.com/xxxxx”


If you post comments that do NOT follow the above convention:

That’s OK.   Perhaps you just want to communicate something inspiring to motivate us?

That’s great! 

I’ll wait a few minutes or up to a few hours (so people have a chance to read your comment) and then I’ll delete the comment...

... so that this CCH post can stay very focused and effective at enabling collaboration.


And that’s it!  

Below, I’ll provide a summary for everyone of what we’re trying to do, why and how.

Notice -- at the very bottom of this post, a section titled Updates and Statistics

We’ll be updating that section daily, so visit them often – along with the comments of this post, to stay up to date.



As a reminder, we have one simple objective:  

To work together to arrive at basic instructions ... 

     ... that anyone can easily follow to succeed at:

1.  Inviting lots of new people to empowr
2.  Teaching those invites to succeed

How will we arrive at those basic instructions?

The best way to discover our optimal basic instructions is to set a goal – for the community as well as for ourselves as individuals -- and then get busy trying various methods of introducing people to empowr.

You set your personal goal (your pledge) from the top left of your profile.

Our community goal is to sign up 100,000 new citizens before Feb 15 and help those invites succeed at earning 100 mission points by March 15.

To make it even more fun and rewarding – as you know we’ve decided on some incredible bonuses for ourselves – as detailed here.

The math

The idea is for our basic instructions and incentives to be so good – so simple and effective... 

... such that those 100,000 citizens we bring in can then easily, on average, invite 20 people...

... who invite 10 people on average...

... who invite 5 people who invite 4...

... who invite 3, who invite 2 new citizens.

And that’s it.

When we do that, over 4 billion people will have been introduced to empowr – making it the largest social network, economy and currency in the world – both online and offline – bigger than any product, network or country on the planet.


Notice that each of the above 6 “generations” (the 20, 10, 5, 4, 3 and 2) can take a few months or even a year or more to complete. 

OR, each generation can take just a month or two -- or even just a few weeks – based on how effective (or ineffective) our final basic instructions become.

And that’s why this moment will be remembered as one of those “Do or Die” important moments and – hopefully -- achievements for us as a community.


Remember, here in this (CCH) post:

1.  When you have an idea or tip to share, post full details (text, images etc.) in your own blog post first

2.   Then, using the comments below, post a brief description of your idea and link to your post

That description should be brief and clearly explain what your post will contain.



Ready to get to work?


This is our moment. It’s time to get to work. I know many of you have already gotten started.


Think you’re not a leader?

Think again -- everyone.

Everyone is now a leader.

This is YOUR moment to step up, start taking action, and speaking up about what you’re doing, what’s working and what’s not working.

This community has everything it takes

We have the platform and tools, the engineers to help make your best ideas come to life, our Coin which is about to become a reality, you and your incredible will to succeed + your optimism + your drive and ambition + your empathy and desire to help people improve their lives + your vision and ability to see how this can and will come together.

And, we’ve got each other

We’re all in this together, with each of us having every reason in the world to help each other succeed in every way we can.

This is nothing competitive about anything we’re doing here.

When one person wins, we all win – as their win is creating demand and success for all of us by way of the Coins everyone is earning.

Finally, notice in the blog comments, your URLs to your blogs are automatically converted into links... Centralized Collaboration Hub (CCH)

... and blog comments can now be sorted in different ways to make the process faster:   Centralized Collaboration Hub (CCH)


So, let’s get started!

What ideas do you have?

What’s working?

What’s not working?

Updates and Statistics

Update Thursday, Jan 18, 3:30PM PST (11:30pm UTC)

Adding up all the pledges, they add up to many millions, as you know.

·   However, when counting if we limit each person’s total pledges to 50, we have now surpassed 52,000! Nice work!

 H How can we move faster?  When you’re closing loops, remember to take a moment to ask your fellow empowrians – that haven’t pledged – to make their pledge.

Updated Statistics

Great start!

Rank Citizen Name  Total Sign Ups Since Jan 1  Total Potential Coins
1 Favourjohnson   131  58,500
2 Larisa Gheorghiu  61  26,500
3 Руслан   52  25,600
4 Social Enterprise Network Cooperatives Cooperatives  52  25,600
5 Kenneth D. Barrett  35  11,400
6 Julius K Mugambi   35  11,400
7 Ratan Shamchetshabam  33  11,200
8 Aleksandr Rybakov  30  10,900
9 Srimalya Sen  30  10,900
10 Sonia Madubuko   28  10,700
11 Muhammad N Rasikh  27  10,600
12 Chandravathi Devi  27  10,600
13 Benjamin Osondu  25  10,400
14 Mohammad Awais  22  5,100
15 Victor Inyang  22  5,100
16 Fredrick O. Otieno  22  5,100
17 Rajiv Soyee  21  5,000
18 Bhavani   20  4,900
19 Albert Koomson  19  4,800
20 Angelina Kalinina  19  4,800
21 Jayanta_cms Dutta  19  4,800
22 Thietke Nha  19  4,800
23 Nibox Media Center  18  4,700
24 Vijayakumar C  18  4,700
25 Olawuwo ALOBA  17  4,600
26 Oksana Soynikova  17  4,600
27 Francis Jimberi  17  4,600
28 Jedson V Varghese  17  4,600
29 Murad Md.  16  4,500
30 Ibrahim Khalil  16  4,500
31 Danny Blok  16  4,500
32 Neeraj Gupta  16  4,500
33 Maria Stela Dadal  16  4,500
34 Umair Siddique  15  4,400
35 Igor Murov  15  4,400
36 Randy Catlett  15  4,400
37 Temitope Oyenehin  15  4,400
38 R G  15  4,400
39 Syed Mohammad Neyaz Alam  15  4,400
40 Aliya Arooj  14  4,300
41 Md. Ariful Islam  14  4,300
42 Radion Bunescu  14  4,300
43 Nepali Kto  14  4,300
44 Gmamr  14  4,300
45 Mary Rose Ann Tapaya  14  4,300
46 Serenity Mangalore  14  4,300
47 Vijay Maurya  13  4,200
48 Gaurav Pandey  13  4,200
49 MANAB KUMAR BARMAN  13  4,200
50 Ganga Gangadhar  13  4,200
51 Anton Goronkov  12  4,100
52 Pankaj Baranwal  12  4,100
53 Irfan Ali   12  4,100
54 Håм̾ʐå ᏰøᏕᏕ  12  4,100
55 Shabbat Shalom  12  4,100
56 Bocharov Sergei  11  2,000
57 Patrick Ogbogbo  11  2,000
58 Hassan Abdala  11  2,000
59 Vikas Sura   11  2,000
60 Robin Kumar  11  2,000
61 Iftikhar Ahmad  10  1,900
62 Samuel Oyeniyi  10  1,900
63 Omar Faruque Siddiki  10  1,900
64 Alfred Tswatswa  10  1,900
65 Annu Gupta  10  1,900
66 Anjali S Kumar   10  1,900
67 Bri Natural   10  1,900
68 Madan Giri  10  1,900
69 Yahjindu B. Nwaokeabia  9  1,800
70 Gerald Youmans  9  1,800
71 Mohammad Imran  9  1,800
72 Kai Kai  9  1,800
73 Yuliana .  8  1,700
74 Nikolina Vucemilovic  8  1,700
75 Oleg Klyuyev  8  1,700
76 Billy Brandon  8  1,700
77 Abdul Quddus Salman   8  1,700
78 Sachin Deshpande  8  1,700
79 Nagaraju K  7  1,600
80 Santhakumar G Nair  7  1,600
81 Mohammad Abdullah   7  1,600
82 Lucky Okubor  7  1,600
83 Dwayne Potier  7  1,600
84 Kablan Jean Baptiste AMAN  7  1,600
85 Lance Pacio  7  1,600
86 Md Zafar Iqbal  7  1,600
87 Jeramie Osgood  7  1,600
88 Manish Kumar  patil  7  1,600
89 Resource-Based Economy  7  1,600
90 Sandeep Kumar  7  1,600
91 David Bruyland  6  1,500
92 Tatyana Okuneva  6  1,500
93 Ezekiel Udom  6  1,500
94 Said Rahman  6  1,500
95 Vladimir Solomatin  6  1,500
96 R Vinothkumar  6  1,500
97 Tariq Shaikh  6  1,500
98 Favour F. Ogbaide  6  1,500
99 Sumesh M G  6  1,500
100 Ajaysinghyadav   6  1,500
101 Sahill A  6  1,500
102 Suga  6  1,500
103 Sathish Bezawada   6  1,500
104 Kiramat  6  1,500
105 Allana   6  1,500
106 May Ram  5  800
107 Riad Ezzat  5  800
108 Nurfitria Indriani   5  800
109 Sankar Pore  5  800
110 Vera Antonova  5  800
111 Kakuru   5  800
112 Sean Gaddis  5  800
113 Ren Alex  5  800
114 Md. Nure Alam Siddike  5  800
115 Angel Ledezma  5  800
116 Asrar Ahmad  5  800
117 Pramod Raut  5  800
118 Robinson Kensol  5  800
119 Lilian Ozioma  5  800
120 Muhammad  Masuood  5  800
121 Youssef Tanger Youssef  5  800
122 Amna Pari  5  800
123 Ilgvars Bautris  5  800
124 Vigneshwar Asaithambi  5  800
125 Tultul Kutum   5  800
126 Petra Vogel  5  800
127 Arathy S Kumar   5  800
128 Brawn Ezu  5  800
129 Roshan Kumar  5  800
130 Raju Gotte  5  800
131 Dev Drake  5  800
132 Tanmesh Pradhan  5  800
133 R A  4  700
134 Steve Stay  4  700
135 G Chandra Kumar   4  700
136 Vitaly Egorov  4  700
137 Stephen Chukwuemeka  4  700
138 Douglas Okoro  4  700
139 Dr. Mahavir Prasad Bhambhu  4  700
140 Mahfuzur Rahman  4  700
141 Hiral Verma  4  700
142 PriyaG   4  700
143 Sifat Nasri  4  700
144 Maxwell Okpale   4  700
145 Tajudeen Abdullahi  4  700
146 Hams O'Monos  4  700
147 Duru Aloy   4  700
148 Mahesh Suthar  4  700
149 Atanda Tosin Peter  4  700
150 Chandra Sekhara Reddy Kakarla  4  700
151 Mohammad Rokonuzzaman  4  700
152 Vishal Dwivedi   4  700
153 Bhim Sen  4  700
154 Jean Carlos Pinto Albornoz  4  700
155 Ahmed Arif Hasan  4  700
156 Mohammad Fayaz   4  700
157 Fakhruddin Kagalwala  4  700
158 Kath   4  700
159 Shri Kishan  4  700
160 Austin Foraker   4  700
161 Kmntrci Kmn  4  700
162 Dipti Varshney  4  700
163 Sammy Ekanem   4  700
164 Ankush Dhatwalia  4  700
165 Abhishek Paul  4  700
166 Ashok Bagaria  3  600
167 Imtiaz Ali  3  600
168 Rajesh Gupta  3  600
169 Yulia Baikov   3  600
170 Ogbonna Nwachukwu  3  600
171 Kirk Lewis  3  600
172 Vikash Chokhani  3  600
173 Leona Thom  3  600
174 Debanand Sahu   3  600
175 branko skarja  3  600
176 Bernie Feodoroff  3  600
177 Martin O.  3  600
178 Frank Joseph Okonkwo  3  600
179 Tarikul Islam  3  600
180 Valentina Troitskaya  3  600
181 Siraj Adezwal  3  600
182 Satnam Singh  3  600
183 BEN EGAH  3  600
184 Nirmesh Kumar Tarar  3  600
185 Rs Arora  3  600
186 Shahid Shehdi   3  600
187 Olga Puchkova  3  600
188 Noshin Naz  3  600
189 Cesar R. Pernalete S.  3  600
190 Jude Ogboya  3  600
191 Ikechi Ephraim   3  600
192 Arid Afurakani  3  600
193 Md.Nasir Uddin  3  600
194 Eurorama Money Clics  3  600
195 Kathie Maedel  3  600
196 Harpreet Singh  3  600
197 Bonheur Céleste Pambou   3  600
198 Deepti Kuthari  3  600
199 Syed Ans Asad  3  600
200 Vladimir K.   3  600
201 Mario Francisco Martínez De Escobar Hidalgo  3  600
202 Mirosu Eduard  3  600
203 Jacarri Sanders  3  600
204 www.empowr.com/RichardMaxwell www.empowr.com/RichardMaxwell  3  600
205 Faiz Ismaily  3  600
206 Anielyn Yuson  3  600
207 Johnidhar Dewry   3  600
208 Professional Hub   3  600
209 Frankie Scotland   3  600
210 Vijay Joshi Joshi  3  600
211 Ankur Garg  3  600
212 Rathindro Nath Karmakar  3  600
213 Mark Bone  2  200
214 Amada Marcelino  2  200
215 Regina Talamor  2  200
216 Shoaib   2  200
217 Frederick Mongcopa  2  200
218 Amlendu Vats   2  200
219 Badar Shakeeb  2  200
220 Le Nguyen Cao Nguyen  2  200
221 Anthony Ikechi  2  200
222 Naresh Patel  2  200
223 Angel Rodriguez Ortega  2  200
224 Liaquat Ali Mirani  2  200
225 Svetlana Spinei  2  200
226 Austin Grady  2  200
227 Hangal Ng  2  200
228 Alexander Ksenzov  2  200
229 Gajanand Soni  2  200
230 Dina Bodnar  2  200
231 Robert Davis   2  200
232 Utha Singam  2  200
233 Mahabubur Rahman (lavlu)  2  200
234 Maphalle Lipson Malatji  2  200
235 Abdul Rahman Md Shahid   2  200
236 Francis Fernandes  2  200
237 Johnson Sindhu  2  200
238 Lider01_   2  200
239 Robert B.  2  200
240 Radhika Purohit  2  200
241 #NAME?  2  200
242 Bushra Khan  2  200
243 M Usama Khan  2  200
244 Md. Tofazzal Hossain Dipu  2  200
245 Yeshalem Abawa  2  200
246 Nduu  2  200
247 Sudeshna Dasgupta  2  200
248 Md.Nizam Uddin  2  200
249 Yadviha Khrapavitskaya  2  200
250 Nahid Hasan  2  200
251 Ahmed Adan Kalmoy Kalmoy  2  200
252 Tabassum   2  200
253 Aung Aung Phyo  2  200
254 Khadija AbuBaker! .  2  200
255 Syed Golam Mostafa  2  200
256 Philip Millington  2  200
257 Mustajaab Shujaat  2  200
258 Atolagbe Olaitan   2  200
259 Adeoye Olufemi  2  200
260 Antonia Fernandez  2  200
261 Daniel Nsonia-kabakodi  2  200
262 Joseph Chikongwani   2  200
263 Praveen Emmanuel Sakilay  2  200
264 Md Zillur  Rahman   2  200
265 Chandika   2  200
266 M A Razzak  2  200
267 Himanshu Saini   2  200
268 Toluwalase Makanjuola   2  200
269 Bigmirc  2  200
270 Pradeep Dubey  2  200
271 Selvakumar   2  200
272 Cun Bro  2  200
273 Rohit Parik   2  200
274 Senthil Kumar Nataraja  2  200
275 Gopisetti Veera Venkata Ramana   2  200
276 Donald Bowman  2  200
277 Kawsar Kobir  2  200
278 Bruno Trindade  2  200
279 Zeeshan Saleem  2  200
280 Edybrigh  2  200
281 Silent Safi  2  200
282 Layakat Ali  2  200
283 Lasosoria Altesse Royale  2  200
284 Melanie Wells   2  200
285 Bonney Verus  2  200
286 Juan Pineda  2  200
287 Saragandla Nagarjun  2  200
288 Ashok Devadiga  2  200
289 Anurag Rao  2  200
290 Ionutz Ojog  2  200
291 Amulu Thulasi  2  200
292 Tricia Jorge  2  200
293 suraj suman  2  200
294 Debashis Majumder  2  200
295 Manish Vats  2  200
296 Tatjana Golubcikova  2  200
297 Sarath Sg  2  200
298 Souca Cosmin  2  200
299 Edgars Indriksons  2  200
300 Patrinia Spencer  2  200
301 Rutuja Taware  2  200
302 Nidhin Mohan  2  200
303 Mukesh Kumar  2  200
304 Lina Tanase  1  100
305 Giurgiuca Radu Sergiu  1  100
306 Le Thanh Kong  1  100
307 Hari Majumder  1  100
308 Meliha Colic  1  100
309 Vijay Kumar Karumuri  1  100
310 Parveen Kumar  1  100
311 Tuyền Hai  1  100
312 Julie Z  1  100
313 Sing Chang  1  100
314 Mohi P  1  100
315 Anmol A  1  100
316 Hasan Syed  1  100
317 Kashif Imtiaz  1  100
318 Sully Tarawene  1  100
319 Blagovest Blagoev  1  100
320 Lynne Voyle  1  100
321 Osmund Skyers  1  100
322 Fidel Mann  1  100
323 Sudhir Singh  1  100
324 Jenni Barley  1  100
325 Tejiri Oghenegweke  1  100
326 Bachtiar Parmus Parenta  1  100
327 A.h.m Shahed  1  100
328 Susan O.  1  100
329 *Blue Bird  1  100
330 Paul Daly  1  100
331 Connie Clark  1  100
332 Mibms0210   1  100
333 Farah Mohd  1  100
334 Naveen Santhapet  1  100
335 Adolph Jaramillo  1  100
336 Nichola James  1  100
337 Chris Okafor  1  100
338 Prince Sylvanuswealth Chika  1  100
339 Malik Pervaiz Akhtar  1  100
340 Anum Mehreen  1  100
341 Rick Steele  1  100
342 Oxana Rogutko  1  100
343 Pradeep K G  1  100
344 Lyudmila Treschalova  1  100
345 Austin Mark Emmanuel  1  100
346 Rotimi Adalumo  1  100
347 Molana Farooq Pedhar  1  100
348 Vladimir Pimonov  1  100
349 John Laroya  1  100
350 Ola Yinka  1  100
351 Adegbola Tanimose  1  100
352 Dmitry Starodub   1  100
353 Wanjohi Mureithi   1  100
354 Franz Devantier  1  100
355 Mashell Chapeyama  1  100
356 Abdullah Ali   1  100
357 Shreyashi Chaudhuri  1  100
358 Anna Sveshnikova  1  100
359 Людмила Егорова  1  100
360 Ernest Pratt  1  100
361 Md. Jahirul Islam  1  100
362 Biljana Stojancova  1  100
363 Sabbir Ahmed  1  100
364 Shivansh Singh  1  100
365 Ludmila Grabovenko  1  100
366 Manoj Shukla   1  100
367 Katy Tanase  1  100
368 Nataliya Gashevskaya  1  100
369 Leonides Sumayan  1  100
370 Lena Kern  1  100
371 Shanmugabrabu S   1  100
372 Md Ashraful Alam  1  100
373 Megha Ilake  1  100
374 Adekunle Adejumo  1  100
375 Enobong James  1  100
376 Maruf Hasan  1  100
377 Fatima Hadikova  1  100
378 Charlie McCormick  1  100
379 Jimmy Juliana   1  100
380 Kabhi Kabhi કભી કભી  1  100
381 Ludmila Alexandrova  1  100
382 Habibur Rahman   1  100
383 Elena Mazepina  1  100
384 Mumtaz Ahmad  1  100
385 Amanat Ullah Esstha  1  100
386 M.Ahmed Ghaznavi  1  100
387 Юрий Тимаков  1  100
388 Rahayu Sari  1  100
389 Kelvin Tochi  1  100
390 Book Shop Indonesia   1  100
391 Nelja K.   1  100
392 Lakshmi Devi   1  100
393 Sri Hari  1  100
394 Md Shahajahan Ali  1  100
395 Mei Miraballes  1  100
396 Better Health   1  100
397 Alind Anand  1  100
398 Michael Ojelabi  1  100
399 Geraldine Dasal  1  100
400 Ryo Hada  1  100
401 Otse Sunday Alegwu  1  100
402 Wasim amin  1  100
403 Iovu Elena  1  100
404 Mohamed Mossalek   1  100
405 Wuese Daniel  1  100
406 Japirin Amit  1  100
407 Jose Alberto Perez  1  100
408 Shahab Ud Din  1  100
409 Muhammad Fayyaz   1  100
410 Liberata   1  100
411 Clara Smith  1  100
412 Sayit Ahmet Sembaba  1  100
413 Prince Lonappan  1  100
414 Johnson Awolu  1  100
415 Edinyanga Nyong  1  100
416 Jossa Marie Rutty  1  100
417 Yuvaraj Kk  1  100
418 Anthony Obaze   1  100
419 Rahman Bair  1  100
420 Jaya Kumar  1  100
421 Sunday James  1  100
422 Sunil Kumar  1  100
423 Raja Manickam  1  100
424 Trishav Rai  1  100
425 Nomthandazo Dyarvane_gcume  1  100
426 muhamad yunus  1  100
427 Nathan Nelio  1  100
428 Surendra Lakshminarayana  1  100
429 Gheorghe  Cocos  1  100
430 NaTasha Johnson  1  100
431 patoh geek  1  100
432 Ramesh Vijay  1  100
433 Jegan Nivas  1  100
434 Veronica Kpevai  1  100
435 Herman Chibale  1  100
436 Hussam Ihdeib  1  100
437 Rajan Ahuja  1  100
438 Teresa  Lee  1  100
439 Zamnessa14 Ng  1  100
440 Students Copy Centre  1  100
441 Surajgupta8  1  100
442 Seno Sadoon  1  100
443 Anaberr Cruz  1  100
444 Hugo Lr  1  100
445 Tilak Tiwari  1  100
446 Sarfaraz Hanfi  1  100
447 Duan Brown  1  100
448 Mustisin DAr  1  100
449 Samantha Wilkinson  1  100
450 Nayan Choudhary  1  100
451 Sheraj  Ahmad  1  100
452 Rajesh Sahoo  1  100
453 Amrinder Singh   1  100
454 Shailesh Kumar  1  100
455 Tracy May  1  100
456 Varinder Kumar  1  100
457 Jas Rana  1  100
458 Mk.shahalam5  1  100
459 Jaanu  Tiwary  1  100
460 Ivan Cvijetović Božić  1  100
461 Flavinh  1  100
462 Bharath Kumar  1  100
463 Thennankode Andrews  1  100
464 Ayodele Ojomu  1  100
465 Darren Blackley  1  100
466 Er Chitransh  1  100
467 Sree Kanth  1  100
468 Aniket Singh  1  100
469 Ankit Jaiswal   1  100
470 Simon Oloye   1  100
471 Gudapati Sravan   1  100
472 Rajesh Gohil  1  100
473 Pankaj Yadav  1  100
474 jayant nayak  1  100
475 Sunil Panicker  1  100
476 Muhammed Fasal   1  100
477 Rajat Kumar Dora   1  100
478 Deepak Pawar   1  100
479 Albert Nkrumah  1  100
480 Mehedihasan   1  100
481 Raja Muzafar Shah  Raja Musa  1  100
482 Jyoti Tiwary  1  100
483 Ifeanyi Chukwu   1  100
484 Patsy Di Leo  1  100
485 Rajendra Singh  1  100
486 Dev Siwach  1  100
487 Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra  1  100
488 Nasa Vishal  1  100
489 Zach Lindsey  1  100
490 Aitsam Ahad  1  100
491 Nerijus Raudonis  1  100
492 Jimmie Brown  1  100
493 Michael Yapog  1  100
494 Angel Narzary  1  100
495 Vijith Weerasuriya  1  100
496 Myeisha Robinson  1  100
497 Pawan Kumar   1  100
498 Kestina Anyanwu  1  100
499 Some Guy  1  100
500 Manoj Kumar Reddy Regalla  1  100
501 Raja Kumar  1  100
502 Saurav Kumar  1  100
503 Biltu Chakraborty  1  100
504 Louie Abejo  1  100
505 Ashish Trivedi  1  100


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Update on the vote (regarding the next billion coins)


Hello everyone,

A few days ago, in our last discussion we carefully examined 2 very different options for how to best utilize our next billion Coins to accomplish our goals.

Many thanks for all your ideas, positive energy and encouragement.

As a reminder, our objective as a community is to find which approach(es) will best serve our objective of creating demand for the Coin and building our economy.

In moment, we’ll discuss the results of the voting (the pledges)...

... and if you can believe it -- discuss some additional bonus (incentives) ideas from the community.


A quick recap and summary of the discussion:

We can sell most of those Coins to investors and use those funds to buy advertising (to acquire new empowr citizens)...

... or we can give them to our community based on performance (for acquiring new citizens).

You cast your vote (for which approach you prefer) by clicking the link near the top left of any profile and entering your pledge:

                  Update on the vote (re: the next billion Coins)

Option A
If you pledge is greater than 0, you believe most of the Coins should go to the community.

Option B
If you don’t set your pledge (or if you set it to “0”) it means you’re in favor of selling most Coins to investors.

Thanks for your pledges – they are still coming in by the minute!

I will give you an update on the vote in a moment, below.

Summary of bonuses for inviting consumers

If Option A wins, you’ll earn 100 Coins per new citizen you invite to empowr.

In addition to 100 Coins per citizen, the following bonuses will be added at each milestone:

If you invite this many new citizens            You earn this additional bonus (in Coins)
3                                                                                       300
6                                                                                       600
12                                                                                    2,000
25                                                                                    5,000
50                                                                                    12,500
100                                                                                 25,000
250                                                                                 75,000
500                                                                                 125,000
1,000                                                                             250,000

That’s 595,400 Coins you’ll earn for inviting each batch of 1,000 new citizens.

Important terms:

·       Only invitees that become productive count towards bonuses.

o   IE: They must earn 100 mission points by March 15

·       All Coins earned will match your Founder Coin vesting schedule

o   IE: 1% per month

·       No limit to how many Coins you can earn

o   IE: You’ll earn an additional 100 Coins for each invite over 1,000


Why are suggesting giving away such a large amount of Coins?

We want to maximize motivation in our community...

... to create maximum action and collaboration.

The most important result is to discover the best way(s) to:

1.  Introduce new citizens to empowr, and
2.  Ensure they become engaged and active


We are NOT competing with each other

When any one of us succeeds -- we all succeed -- because each person’s success is building up the demand (and the price) of our Coins for everyone. 

Therefore, our main objective and approach should be to collaborate and share our success tips and discoveries with each other.

As we share our findings with each other, and improve on each other’s approaches...

...  together we will end up with the very best ideas, tips, approaches, messages, designs, assets (such as handouts and flyers), videos, webinars and more...

... which can be translated to every language so even the newest of citizens can take these ideas, tips and assets, and run with them to immediately achieve the same results.


What is the ultimate goal of this program?

Why is it so critical to find the ultimate tips, approaches and assets?

Here’s why:

We want to bring in 100,000 new empowr citizens by Feb 15 and ensure they become productive in empowr quickly.

Those new citizens will also be provided with incentives (compensation in Coins) to invite more new citizens.

We will share our success tips and discoveries with them to ensure they too can succeed quickly.

If our tips and tools that we develop together become good enough...
... such that those 100,000 citizens can, on average, invite 20 people...
... who invite 10 people on average...
... who invite 5 people...
... who invite 4...
... who invite 3...
... who invite 2 new citizens...

... we will have changed the world.


Very specifically, by accomplishing that “20, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2” goal:

1.  empowr will have TWICE as many users as Facebook or any other tech or web product

2.  Our mission and overarching goal will be accomplished

3.  Our Coin will have massive demand and will the top currency of the world – with more people using it than the U.S. Dollar, Chinese Yuan or any cryptocurrency.

4.  Because of the demand and usage of our Coins, many of our citizens – those of you that earn the most Coins through this effort – will become millionaires and billionaires.

Why is having hundreds or thousands of millionaires important to the future of empowr and its mission?

To find out why, please read the last post.

Here’s a summary of why: 

Because of your unique BATTLE-PROVEN psychological characteristics (optimism, empathy and vision)...

... our hope is that YOU become the pillars of the empowr community...

... with more power and influence in empowr than others...

... because that will make ALL THE DIFFERENCE when it comes to keeping empowr on the right track...

... in our inevitable fight against the dark forces that will surely attempt to stand in our way...

... when the difficult and important junctures and decision moments arrive in our democratic economy.

More specifically:

This world – and empowr -- needs more influential people...

... that have vision – meaning they are able to see what’s not right in front of them at any given moment.

For example, people with vision can more easily understand how global warming might be a real thing even though it happens to be cold outside at this moment.


The planet needs more strong leaders...

... that happen to be optimists.

Optimists can more easily visualize a future where things will be better than they currently are...

... and can therefore help and lead the others to see and be motivated by that future...

... so that they will vote and take action towards that future.

This world needs more powerful people that also happen to be empathetic...

... meaning they are able to feel what someone without their power, without their resources or without their good luck is feeling and/or living with.

For example, they can truly feel what a mother feels when her child is dying but simply doesn’t have the money to pay for the surgery the child needs.


This is YOUR moment to become that person

You have already proven – by the sheer fact that you’re here -- to have the specific psychological characteristics described above.

Now it’s time to step up and take action – and create that wealth, power and influence for yourself...

... by helping the community discover the optimal approaches, methods and assets needed for ANYONE -- from any background -- to easily:

1.  Introduce people to empowr, and
2.  Ensure they become engaged (active) in empowr


You have everything you need to make this a reality

If you simply help your fellow empowrians figure out how to accomplish that 20, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2 goal...

... you will have ensured that:

A) you’ll own a lot of Coins and
B) the Coins will be worth a lot


Our path to success

Assuming the community votes for Option A (distributing most of the next billion Coins to the community, as opposed to investors)...

...  the next step will be to get to work together as a community to come up with the ultimate and optimal ideas, approaches and assets needed to succeed.

As a community, we’ll need to put our heads together to discover how to best reach out to potential new citizens:

What messages, approaches, flyers and handouts, videos, blog and webinar content and other methods work best?


We need to get SO GOOD at this..

... so proficient at the process of inviting new people and helping them become productive...

...  that we’ll be able to provide incredibly simple tips to any new citizen and be confident that, if they simply follow those basic instructions, they too will succeed (and be rewarded very nicely for doing so).


Thanks for your ideas

In the 4 days since our last post, you have been sending us your ideas, and we’re already working on them.

In fact, engineering has just launched a few of those ideas:

A.  Calculating your bonus

Now, as soon as you enter your pledge, the total number of bonus Coins you’ll earn will be instantly calculated and shown to you...

... along with how much those coins will be worth based on where you think the value of the coins will end up:

                       Update on the vote (re: the next billion Coins)


B.  Enabling collaboration

How do we best enable everyone in the community to communicate their best ideas with each other...

... and build on (improve) each other’s ideas?

We suggest using a simple blog post as the Central Collaboration Hub (CCH)-- the main hub for discussion around this topic. 

Here’s how it could work:

1.  A single blog post can act as the CCH.  (If we like this approach, I’ll publish the CCH in a separate post, after we surpass 100,000 pledges).

2.   When anyone has an idea to share, they first post full details about their idea in a blog post of their own.

3.  Then, they provide a short description and link to their post in the comments of the CCH.

4.   Let’s make it easier for readers to quickly get to the newest comments in blog posts, by adding the ability to sort blog comments by Newest first:

                   Update on the vote (re: the next billion Coins)

This new sorting feature will be live on Monday:

By the way, all new blog posts, going forward, will have their comments sorted by Top Performers by default.

That means that the people with the most 30-day mission points will have their comments at the top.

We’ll also be able to change the sort order of comments to Newest first, or Oldest first.

4.    Let’s make it easier for readers to visit each other ideas quickly - with only one click - by having the system automatically linkify the URLs injected into the blog comments.

This feature is now live:

                           Update on the vote (re: the next billion Coins)

Now when you add URLs in your comments...

... assuming those URLs point to pages within empowr such as blog posts...

... those URLs will automatically become links.

(Only applies to the first few URLs in each comment)


With these improvements, we should be able to more effectively collaborate.



Do you think this collaboration approach is effective and how would you improve on it?

Anything else come to mind that we can add or modify?


C.  Quick Start Guide

When your invitees arrive in empowr, they must be able to quickly learn what they need to do and get started.

Given how much the product has been changing and improving, our learning tools (such as the videos in the “Learn How” section) are already outdated. 

We are removing those videos and replacing them with a simple Quick Start Guide.

The Quick Start Guide can be more easily (and instantly) updated as the product evolves, and can be easily translated by new citizens to their local language.

It can be accessed by clicking “Learn How” at the top of any page:
                        Update on the vote (re: the next billion Coins)

This is live now.

D.  Simplified homepage for empowr

When new citizens (your invitees) first arrive to empowr, they should be greeted with a simple homepage that clearly and quickly communicates only our key value proposition and differentiation – which is to earn by simply doing what they already know how to do – post and share:
                 Update on the vote (re: the next billion Coins)


This is also now live.


Update on the pledges

As a reminder, the pledges from the community must add up to 100,000 before we go with Option A (Coins going to the community instead of investors).

Thus far, the community has pledged to invite many millions of new citizens.

Billions, in fact.

However, some of those pledges do not seem credible.

For example, we don’t think we should take seriously the citizen that signed up just yesterday, that has pledged to sign up 98,000 new citizens on his own.

To be clear, we do appreciate her confidence and optimism, but perhaps we shouldn’t count on her vote in making this important decision?

Therefore, for the purpose of this vote, we think we should only count pledges of up to a certain number.

For example, if anyone pledged more than 50 citizens – for the purposes of this vote only -- we think we should count their pledge as exactly 50.

If we approach it that way (counting no more than 50 pledges from any single person) then our total pledge count, so far, is 34,633.


We’re off to a great start

Even after limiting ourselves to only counting 50 new invites from any single person...

... we have already surpassed the one-third point to the 100,000 target needed to go forward with this approach (Option A).


I will add updated counts to this post (or a new post) on a regular basis -- at least once a day -- so we can all watch the latest count.


We don’t want to limit anyone

 Citizens and SCs are free to pledge larger numbers. This is a good thing!  

Setting big goals can be motivating. And if you accomplish those big numbers, that’s great for the community – so we will absolutely support you and take you seriously.

Let’s also keep in mind that, as people, we are often only motivated by goals if we believe they are achievable.

So, if you set a goal that is way too high (to where you don’t actually believe in it at all) you may have set yourself up for failure because your goal may not activate any motivation in you.


Effective collaboration

As mentioned, as soon as we reach 100,000 pledges, I’ll publish a new post that can act as the Central Collaboration Hub (CCH).

For now, feel free to share your ideas in the comments of this post.


First things first

But first, we need to increase our pledges from 34,633 new citizens, to at least 100,000.

I suggest we reach out to our fellow citizens that haven’t pledged yet...

... or have pledged very small numbers...

... and patiently help them to see the benefits to themselves and the community in truly participating in this effort.

What do you think?

Can you reach out to a handful of people in your circle of trust, and have a discussion with them over Skype, telephone or – more effectively -- in-person over a cup or glass of something delicious?


You’ll want to help them understand that, quite literally, virtually ALL we need to now achieve as a community...

... is to work together to find the simplest and most effective way(s) to introduce people to empowr and ensure they get engaged.

Show them how that simple accomplishment is, perhaps, the last big thing for us to accomplish...

... in order for the “20, 10, 5, 4, 3 ,2 process" to succeed.


Walk them through that math...

... showing them how signing up 100,000 new citizens...

... and equipping those new citizens with simple instructions and incentives...

... will motivate and enable them to invite 20 people on average...

... and teach their invites to do the same.


Perhaps you haven’t done the math for yourself...

.. to see how the 20, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2 process...

... makes empowr twice as large as Facebook or any other platform or country on the planet?


If you have not done this, or could use some help with the math, please say so and I’ll or someone else will quickly break it down for you.

Additional bonuses

As if the incentives being discussed weren’t already large enough...

... you’ve now provided some ideas on how to even further increase the bonuses...

... which, believe it or not, we think we agree with.

Here are a few new ideas from the community:

1.   Helping you motivate your invites to get engaged

As you know, when someone signs up from your profile URL or follows your email invitation link, they’ll instantly earn 1 Coin.

How about we give them an additional 25 Coins automatically when they earn their first 100 mission points...

... as a tool for you to use -- to further motivate them to pay attention -- when you’re showing them how easy and fun it is to use and earn in empowr?


2.  Showing your invites how to invite

When you are successful at teaching your invites how to invite others...

... how about you get further rewarded for that?

That is, how about you earn 20% of all the Coins that they earn from inviting?

For example, if you invite Sam and he earns 1,900 Coins by inviting 10 others...

... you’ll automatically earn 380 more Coins.

(380 Coins is 20% of the Coins that Sam earned, at no cost to Sam of course).


3.  Earning even more Coins as your invites succeed

Going back to our example:

Let’s say that each of Sam’s invites also, on average, bring 10 others into empowr.

Given this new 20% bonus...

... Sam will earn 380 more Coins from each of them...

... meaning he’ll earn 3,800 Coins from their efforts in addition to the 1,900 from his own.

That’s 5,700 Coins to Sam for simply inviting 10 people...

... that on average, did the same as he did.

Here’s where it gets more interesting

Since you invited Sam, you are earning 20% of ALL the Coins Sam earns from this process.

You earn 20% of Sam’s 5,700 Coins...

... meaning in addition to the 100 or more Coins you earned for inviting Sam...

... you earn 1,140 more Coins for teaching him how to invite others.


There’s more.  Let’s keep going with this example:

If the people that Sam’s invites brought in, on average also invite 10 people, Sam will earn even more...



Because with this idea, you’ve suggested NO LIMITS to the generations.

For example, if Sam’s 10 invites each brought in an average of 10 people...

... who also followed the simple instructions to invite 10 people on average...

... and so on and so forth...

... Sam will earn:

1,900 Coins from his own invites
and 3,800 more Coins from the next generation
plus 7,600 more the generation that follows
and 15,200 more from the next generation
+ 32,400 more from the next generation
... and so on and so forth.


Specifically, you have suggested that there should be no limits to how many people or generations anyone can earn from.

We agree.


As a reminder, our objective is to work together to arrive at the most simple and effective tips...

... that allow anyone to easily:

A.  Invite others to empowr, and
B.  Ensure they get engaged

... so that we can easily bring in 100,000 new empowr citizens...

... who invite an average of 20, 10, 5, 4, 3 and 2 with each subsequent generation...

... catapulting empowr and its community, mission, economy and Coins to the top.

If we allow everyone to earn not only when they personally succeed at bringing in new citizens...

... but also when they teach their invites to succeed with this process...

... without placing any limits on them...

... it seems like we will have even further motivated and enabled the success of the 20, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2 process.

And since all Coins from the invite process will have the same terms as your Founder Coins, we can be assured that they won’t quickly flood out into the exchanges and devalue the price of your Coins.


What’s next?

Before we get going, we must reach 100,000 credible pledges.

As we close loops, let’s pay close attention to see who has made a pledge, and who has not.


The people you are closing loops with are ALL active in the community.

That’s because the trust flow won’t show them to you unless they posted something in the last 24 hours.

And, so, that’s how we know they care

Why not communicate with them, and request some time, over the phone – or better yet, in-person – to discuss the opportunity that’s in front of them?

Let them know that they’re not alone

You’ll be right there with them, every step of the way, helping them succeed in every way you can.

If the people that have all made pledges are able to convince only two (2) other people, on average, to set their pledge, we will arrive at our goal of 100,000.


Already in 4 days, we’re over one-third the way to our goal

Let’s accelerate our pledges, by personally reaching out to our fellow community members...

... and discussing with them all the newest ideas including:

·       -- Simplifying the empowr homepage

·       -- Launching a Quick Start Guide

·       -- Turning the blogging platform into a Central Collaboration Hub (CCH)

·       -- Making it easy to find newest comments (sort order) in the CCH

·       -- Automatically linkifying URLs in comments for quicker access to each other’s ideas

·       -- Providing 25 more Coins to all invites when they get engaged

·       -- Earning 20% of all the Coins our invites earn

·       -- Earning from unlimited generations

·       -- The Dream Calculator

o   Note: It currently only calculates Coins you earn from your own invites, not from the people your invites bring in or other generations


Thanks again for all your ideas, positive energy, pledges and encouragement.

We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts about these ideas, and as importantly how to improve them.


Yours Truly,


Sunday, 3:45PM PST (11:45pm UTC):   Total pledges are now 40K.  Keep up the good work! SmileMonday, 7PM PST (3am Tues UTC): Pledges (capped at 50/citizen) = 42K. Slowing down a bit...Surprised

Tuesday, 2PM PST (10PM UTC): Pledges (capped at 50/citizen) = 46K. 

The next billion coins

by Johnny Cash on January 09, 2018

The next billion coins

My fellow empowrians,

I hope your year is off to a great start.

In our last discussion, we discussed how Coins would work within empowr.

As always, many thanks for your many thoughtful and passionate comments.

As they usually do, your thoughts have materially adjusted the way we are thinking about various elements of the strategy and approach.

Apologies, by the way, that it has become difficult to respond to all thoughts given the large quantity of comments. Rest assured that your time is not being wasted; most everyone at empowr is reading all your comments.


In that post, we mentioned that in our next discussion (today) we will have a critically important decision to make...

... one that, years from now, we may find was one of the most important decisions we made together.


The decision has to do with how to distribute our next billion Coins.

There are two (2) very different ways to go with this, which we will discuss today.

Then, so that we can be confident of the community’s wishes, we’ll need to cast our electronic votes given the importance of this decision.

Let’s get started.


As you know, our mission and overarching goal call for helping 4 billion people in only 7 years from now.

Hopefully it’s clear to all that, to achieve our mission and goal, we should set our sights on the empowr Coin becoming of the world’s most successful in the world.


We must set a goal to make the empowr Coin very successful, very quickly.

The higher the value and price of our Coin, the more people we’ll be able to help...

... so driving up the value and price of our Coin should be considered a necessary step to accomplishing the mission.


Where do we start?

Here are 3 things I think we can all agree on:


1.  Innovate, build, test: 

There’s simply no way around investing significantly into building the knowledge, methodologies, technologies and product features needed to build and retain DEMAND for our Coin. 

Status:  Done!

Together this is exactly what we have been doing for many years.

Are you new to empowr?

Watch this to learn all about everything the empowr community has developed to build and retain demand for our cryptocurrency Coin. 


Rest assured that we will continue to work hard to improve EVERYTHING...

... but, as of today, together this community has already invented, developed, tested and deployed more technologies to drive demand for virtual currency than any other company in the world.


2.  Bring millions of new citizens into empowr:

The more people that want or use (= demand) our Coin, the higher its value and price should go. 

Why? Any coin price is based on Supply and Demand.

Since our Coin has a fixed Supply, its Demand factors are what we should focus on.

Let’s talk about our options in a moment.

By the way, do you know how many people actually currently own any Bitcoin?

Only about half a million. 

We could surpass this number soon after officially launching our Coin.


3.  Bring thousands of merchants into empowr:

The more places that our Coin can be utilized to purchase products and services, the higher the demand (and price) for our Coin.

                  In a moment, we’ll discuss our options to do this, too.

                  Question: How many merchants accept Bitcoin?

                  Not many. Perhaps as few as couple hundred or a thousand


Given everything we have already built together...

... it’s clear that we have the opportunity to have our Coin utilized by many times more consumers and merchants -- than Bitcoin – THIS YEAR – in 2018...

... and then hundreds or even thousands of times greater than that, within just the next few years.


So, what are our options to quickly bring in millions of new citizens and merchants?

We have two (2) very different options available to us:

A.   We can utilize outside resources:

Marketing to consumers

As discussed at length, the company is preparing to sell its Coins on the open exchange or directly to investors...

... and use the funds to pay for user acquisition and marketing -- such as buying advertising from Google, Facebook or hundreds of other ad networks.


Marketing to merchants

The company also plans to use some of the funds from selling its Coins, to hire firms with local representatives, to visit local merchants and sign them up.

As a reminder, the process of “signing up” merchants is incredibly easy because...

... unlike most offers merchants are presented with...

... with empowr’s offer merchants need to pay nothing, risk nothing, and even sign no contract to achieve their #1 top objective...

... which is to receive new customers that have funds they are able and eager to spend.

By the way, here’s a sample sticker that will go on merchant’s windows - in the local language:

                             The next billion coins


B.   We can utilize the empowr community:

If, however, together we decide that utilizing our community should be our primary approach for attracting new citizens and merchants...

...  the main benefit would be that most of the next billion empowr Coins will end up in the hands of empowr citizens...

... as opposed to outside investors with little interest in our mission and goals.

This approach has some incredibly consequential long-term benefits that we’ll discuss in a moment, other than the most obvious one (which is more potential wealth for our citizens).

We can pursue both A and B approaches simultaneously, but realistically we’ll need to decide which approach we prefer, so that we can invest most of our focus and resources (including most of our Coins) into ensuring our preferred approach succeeds.

To keep this post from getting even longer, for those of you that have an interest in the science of economics, I will point you to an article on Wikipedia on the topic of Import substitution industrialization – which discusses the pros and cons of using inside vs. outside resources to build an economy:

A small excerpt from the Wikipedia article:

Import substitution industrialization (ISI) is a trade and economic policy which advocates replacing foreign imports with domestic production. ISI is based on the premise that a country should attempt to reduce its foreign dependency through the local production of industrialized products. The term primarily refers to 20th-century development economics policies, although it has been advocated since the 18th century by economists such as Friedrich List and Alexander Hamilton.

ISI policies were enacted by countries in the Global South with the intention of producing development and self-sufficiency through the creation of an internal market. ISI works by having the state lead economic development through nationalization and subsidization of vital industries.


The case for utilizing outside resources

There are very clear advantages in using our next billion Coins to hire well-established outside firms.

The main benefit to utilizing outside resources is that we can move fast – very fast – which should all but guarantee that we’ll soon have more owners, consumers and merchants utilizing our Coins than Bitcoin or any other coin that we are aware of.

That is a big deal that is well within our grasp.

In contrast, if we utilize our community for the acquisition of consumers and merchants, the process will, at best, be slower than using outside resources that are already set up and operational.

For example, many investors are already very excited about cryptocurrency so the timing is great to quickly raise millions from them.

Then, using those funds, Google or Facebook advertising can start delivering new citizens to us literally within minutes.

The case for utilizing the community

The main benefit to utilizing our community for the acquisition of consumers and merchants is that we’ll end up distributing most of our next billion Coins to our current active community.

Our Coins ending up in your hands instead of investors benefits the long-term viability and success of empowr because it results in a much stronger cultural foundation for empowr to build its democracy and economy on top of.



I will attempt to describe how and why.


Please try and stay focused with me here, as I attempt to explain this concept

I promise that you won’t regret the investment of time and focus – as you look to cast your vote after reading this post.

In the years and decades to come, empowr will surely face some critical junctures and decision moments.

It has always been the case that the rich and powerful – the influential -- in all societies have most of the power to decide which way to go in important community decisions...

... for example, whether or not to make certain short-term sacrifices in order to create a better future for everyone. 

And since the rich and powerful often have the most to lose (in the short-term) from making decisions that are painful in the short-term (example: increasing taxes)...

... usually the societies that end up making the optimal decisions for the long-term...

... the societies that end up surviving and thriving...

... are those whose rich and powerful were, overall, more willing to pay the required short-term price in order for society as a whole to reap the long-term benefits.


When the big decision moments arrive in the future:

If the darker forces prevail – the forces of pessimism, selfishness, lack of empathy and care or long-term vision...

... the community is more likely to go down a wrong path...

... a path that’s less likely to result in the long-term survival or success of the community and economy. 


If, on the other hand, the forces of light prevail

... that is, when the big decision moments arrive...

...  if the most influential people are, mostly, able to overcome short-term selfish needs in order to push themselves and others to do what’s better for the long-term viability of the community or economy...

... that society will be much more likely to survive and grow stronger.


We have this one chance to get our cultural foundation right

Many people left empowr in the last year, for a variety of reasons that I don’t fault them for.

The largest reason, by far, was a lack of short-term monetary rewards.

We were all sad to see them go.



Would you say that on average the people that left cared less for the empowr mission than you did?

Of course the more a person cared about the mission, the more likely they were to stay involved despite any monetary challenges – on average.


Another question: 

Can you say that they were on average less optimistic people than you are?

That is, were they less able to keep their cups half-full (as opposed to half-empty) than you were?

There are exceptions, of course, but -- on average -- I think that is a fact.


My belief is that the more a person cares about money -- with little or no regard for building a better world or helping others...

... and the less optimistic they are as a person...

... and the less ability they have to see what’s not directly in front of them...

... then the less likely they are to focus on a mission like empowr’s.

And the opposite holds true too.


The amazing place we now find ourselves

It is my opinion that all of this means that...

... as a result of the events of this last year...

...  the current empowr community much more closely matches what we will need...

... when the difficult decisions come our way in the years and decades to come.


Why this matters

Great societies have succeeded or failed...

...  based on which side prevailed in their big decisions:

Their Optimists or their Pessimists


Their big decisions, such as whether to invest (or not invest) in social programs such as education, social security or care for the young or elderly...

... those decisions generally went one way – or the other -- based on whether their most influential people generally had more empathy -- or less empathy for others.


Another example: 

Historically, societies chose to invest into future technologies based on whether their most powerful and influential people had vision or lacked vision...

... that is, whether more of them were able to see (and be motivated by) what’s not right in front of them...

... or, rather, if more of them could not believe in what they could not immediately touch and feel.


What I know about YOU

You have vision 

You are here because you can see and believe in what’s not directly and immediately in front of you.

You would not still be here, actively participating in empowr, if you lacked vision.


You have empathy

You may care about success and monetary gain but you also possess the ability to empathize with – to feel for -- the fate of others.

Even when you talk about money, you often talk about it in terms of what it can do for your loved ones.

Therefore, even your desire for monetary gain is coming partially, or mostly, from a place of empathy.


You are an optimist

When things are not going perfectly, you’re more able than most people to conclude that, soon, things will be better.

If your brain worked differently – if you were a pessimist – you would have left empowr by now.


These things about you are evident because there are many things competing for your time and attention and yet you’ve continued to choose this mission and effort as one of the few recipients – the winners -- of your scarce time and attention.

You are EXACTLY the person that I hope will be the most influential of citizens in the empowr when the big decisions of this community arrive in the months, years and decades to come.


A foundation of 10,000 pillars

Using your imagination:

Are you able to visualize empowr as a massive building...

... an incredibly stable structure that’s being held up by 10,000 solid marble pillars?


It is those pillars that... 

... will maintain the structural integrity of the structure....

... keeping it standing upright in the stable times, of course...

... but also when the earthquakes are shaking the structure to its core...

... or when the hurricane winds are howling...

... attempting to bring it down.


For the highest chances of ultimate long-term success, this mission needs a FOUNDATION of 10,000 people...

... scattered all over the world...

... that happen to have very strong personal traits in the areas of 1) vision, 2) empathy and 3) optimism.


And it would be VERY HELPFUL if those 10,000 people were millionaires


To be the most influential, they will need time to think about the consequences of the big decisions in front of them...

... and they’ll need time to educate and influence others in the democratic community...

... as opposed to needing to be mostly focused – at every moment...

 ... on making a living or where their next meal will come from.


If the next billion Coins are distributed to you....

... as opposed to nameless and faceless investors that have no knowledge or care for our mission...

... and no particular strength in the 3 relevant psychological characteristics discussed above (vision, empathy and optimism)...

... the decision to drive the potential wealth to you could be one of the very best decisions that, together, we have ever made...

... for the long-term viability and success of the mission, economy and company.

And that is why we’re having this discussion today.


The cost of getting this decision wrong

If, however, by choosing this path, we do NOT end up achieving the results....

... the number of new citizens and merchants that we need to rapidly explode adoption of our Coin and the platform we’ve painstakingly built together...

... then the decision to not primarily use outside resources will have been a suboptimal decision – perhaps even a fatal one.

The empowr mission will be much more likely to fail.

Yes, you will own lots of Coins...

... but they could very well be worthless.


Of course you would rather own less Coins that have great value...

... than more Coins that have little or no value.


And this is why the decision of what to do with most of the next billion Coins is such an important one...

... so important, in fact, that it must be made as a community together...

... as opposed to left to a small number of people at empowr’s headquarters making the decision by themselves.


Your vote

We need to put our heads together now...

... and make a very sober and thoughtful decision on which way to go. 

In a moment, we’ll vote.


My opinion?

I’ve been thinking about this for a while.

As we’ve moved closer to signing documents to deliver Coins to outsiders, I’ve spent a good amount of time tossing and turning on this decision.

I have thought back to our past -- to the similar decisions we’ve made and the lessons we’ve learned.


Looking back...

Every time the moment arrived – and we needed to make a decision that involved short-term gains vs. the long-term viability of the mission....

... together we seem to have always decided to bet on the community. 


And that bet virtually always turned out to be the right decision.

When push comes to shove, this community steps up and does what is needed.


Which way am I leaning?

I think it must be your decision.

If you decide to go one way... or you decide to go the other... either way I think the community’s decision will be the right one. 

Why? “Collective intelligence” - more on that concept in a moment.


If you decide (vote) to bet on the community:

1.     We’ll shoot to distribute the next billion Coins into your hands quickly

I say quickly so that we can be assured that most of these Coins end up in your hands....

... the people that have the psychological factors discussed above...

... as opposed to the many thousands of new citizens that will soon be joining empowr...

... to ensure we’re ending up with the right pillars.

2.     Let’s distribute all Coins using a performance (merit) based approach

... so that we’re confident that we’re hitting our primary objective...

...  which is to drive up the value of our Coin by generating (consumer and merchant) demand and usage for it.


3.     But first, let’s agree to only go down this road if, together, we can be confident that we can and will accomplish our goals.

If, together, we determine that we currently do not have the community size, capability or motivation required to generate massive usage of our Coins...

... then we should instead immediately focus on selling most of our Coins to investors and use the proceeds to pay for advertising and other outside resources.


Let’s get specific

First, let’s remind ourselves of our overarching goal:

By the year 2025, we want to be helping 4B people to earn $25 or more daily.

We must ensure that any plan or direction we choose keeps us on track to reach that goal.


How to reach 4B citizens in 7 years

Starting with 500,000 citizens today, we need to add 100,000 new citizens in the current quarter, and increase that number each quarter, as follows:

Year         Quarter    New sign-ups       Total citizens

2018        Q1              100,000                  600,000

2018        Q2              200,000                  800,000

2018        Q3              300,000                  1,100,000

2018        Q4              400,000                  1,500,000


By accomplishing those numbers, we will have added 1M citizens to empowr in 2018.

Rest assured that, in 2018, we will also be very focused on improving the platform, removing bugs and roadblocks – to enable the next phases of growth.


Then, in the following two (2) years, we’ll add more new citizens, approximately as follows:

Year                           New sign-ups         Total citizens

2019                          10M                           11M

2020                          50M                           61M


By the end of 2020, of course we will have invested lots of time and resources into improving the platform...

... adding anything and everything you want and need – making it much easier for new citizens to become productive more quickly, including offering empowr in every conceivable language.


We can be confident that the platform will then be more than ready for continued massive expansion.

In the next two years, we’ll add even more new citizens, approximately as follows:

Year                           New sign-ups         Total citizens

2021                          200M                        260M

2022                          600M                        860M


By then, we will have added many data centers around the world, ensuring our platform is lightning-fast for citizens in every corner of the world. 

Word about the opportunities provided by the platform will be spreading far and wide, allowing the platform to grow approximately as follows:

Year                           New sign-ups         Total citizens

2023                          1.2B                           2.1B

2024                          1.8B                           3.9B

2025                          2B+                             6B+


Note:  We’ll want to far exceed 4B citizen sign-ups by 2025 because the above numbers don’t acknowledge the fact that some new citizens, especially in the very early months and year, won’t stay active and may even have their accounts deleted...

... returning later when the platform is improved and better able to serve them.


The process:

1.   Soon, we’ll get busy signing up new empowr citizens using whatever means we individually prefer, including personally reaching out to friends on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp etc...

... or contacts in our email address books...

... or printing out flyers and handing them out in busy places such as shopping malls...

... or by writing blog posts or creating and posting videos online.

Or even by using marketing and ads online and offline.

Each invitee (new citizen) that signs up as a result of our efforts will automatically receive 1 free Coin

That will allow us to introduce empowr to people as way to get a free Coin just for signing up...

... and of course on empowr they’ll uniquely earn Coins just for posting and sharing...

... something that well over 2B people already know how to do....

Using the Coin to introduce people to empowr can be very helpful if they’ve started to hear about Bitcoin and are aware of its rise from just pennies to $16,000.


2.  Let’s reward our citizens (YOU) one hundred (100) Coins for each and every citizen that sign ups from your profile link or invitation!


Have we lost our minds?

Look:  If we’re serious about driving the next billion coins to our active citizens quickly...

... and if we’re serious about rapdily creating 10,000 pillars right now...

... perhaps we must make a bold move like this right now.

In fact, we are going to suggest that the bonus of 100 Coins (per new citizen sign-up) be only the beginning.


3.  Let’s drive even more Coins to citizens based on performance:

·       If any citizen signs up three (3) new citizens, let’s give them a bonus of 300 additional Coins

o   That’s a total of 600 Coins earned for signing up only three (3) new citizens:

--  The math:

·       That’s 100 X 3 new citizens (=300 Coins)

·       plus an additional bonus of 300 Coins for reaching three (3) new citizens

·       = 600 Coins total


4.  To help reduce fraud and anyone creating “fake” accounts, let’s focus on not just acquiring a new citizen, but ensuring the new citizen understands empowr and becomes successful.

·       We suggest that only sign-ups should count if the new citizen earns 100 mission points

·       In this manner, someone attempting to steal from you -- the empowr community -- by creating “fake” accounts – won’t work



Does ensuring that your invitees become productive (earning 100 or more mission points) sound difficult?


I submit for your consideration that: 

A.  Doing most things the first time, or first few times, is or sounds difficult

B.  Like everything else in life, if you’re motivated and keep trying, you’ll figure out the “tricks of the trade”

C.  We’re in this together. If we all help each other learn what works and doesn’t work, we’ll all learn incredibly quickly.

The more everyone else succeeds, the more the value and price of YOUR Coins increase.

Notice that this approach is NOT competitive in nature:

·       There are NO benefits for citizens to keep their discoveries to themselves

·       There are HUGE benefits for sharing innovations so that others can succeed too

Therefore, everyone will be highly motivated to share their learnings, ideas and breakthroughs.


My prediction

I predict that – if together we vote to go forward with this approach -- the community will be quick to try different approaches and learn what works and what doesn’t...

... and will be quick to share everything we come up with each other – whether it’s:

A.  Flyers or handouts that describe empowr and motivate people to sign up

If your handout is effective, distribute the file so others can translate it to their own language and get similar results to what you’re achieving

B.  Blog posts and videos that work

Teach others to do the same, so they can benefit from your innovations and even improve on them...

... bringing you and everyone else their additional improvements so you and everyone can get even more successful

Again, each person’s success is everyone’s success – we are not in competition with each other AND we all benefit (from more demand being created for our Coin) which increases the Coin’s value and price for everyone.

C.   Effective messages that can be used on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, email invites or other communication apps

One you find a highly effective message, it will likely work for others too.

D.  Text or banner ads that can be published on any of thousands of websites around the world

There’s nothing stopping you from acquiring thousands of new empowr citizens PER DAY if you’re willing to spend some money to purchase advertising

You can then spend time working with those invitees to ensure they become productive.

Remember, your Mission Points page shows you everyone you’ve invited and everyone that signed up after using your profile URL – so you can communicate with them.

E.  Methods or approaches to ensure our sign-ups become active and productive

For example, some might find that the easiest way to ensure new citizens earn 100 mission points, is to simply show them how the Mission Wheel rewards them with much larger prizes if they just step up to ANY Mission Role (even the lowest role they can buy – Mission Supporter -- which costs only $10)

Even with that lowest mission role, they’ll earn 100 mission points.

And others will find that the key is to quickly teach invitees to do exactly what you’re doing...

... which is to earn Coins by signing-up new citizens.

If your invitees get focused on doing just that, it will soon occur to them to step up and become a Mission Supporter or higher themselves...

... not just because of the prizes on the Mission Wheel but also because that’s what they’ll be teaching their own invitees. 

Indeed, signing up new citizens and immediately teaching them to do the same might be the smartest way to go.

And yet others might find that immediately (at the time of sign-up) securing a meeting (offline -- or online using Skype, Google Hangouts or other) with your invitees is the best way to ensure you’ve got their attention after they sign-up...

... at which point you’ll show them your top tips for success.

I am sure many of you will create webinars, as a way to teach your sign-ups how to succeed.

It’s not hard to imagine a webinar series that invitees can look forward to that, step by step, handholds them to success.

Some of you might partner up with each other....

...  with one or more of you focused on sign-ups...

... and the other focused on ensuring the sign-ups get productive.

When you find what works, my prediction is that you’ll waste no time distributing your breakthroughs with the community...

... so that everyone else can succeed too...

... and build on your ideas and distribute their own innovations to the community.

We are quite literally all in this together – as in All for One and One for All

It’s not hard to see how, with this approach, we will quickly move to a place where everyone is signing-up lots of new citizens and ensuring they become productive.


Did you know?

The idea that together our combined intelligence is many times greater than any single person’s intelligence – this concept is called “collective intelligence” by scientists.

In fact, one of our close advisors, Dr. Helene Landemore, Professor of Political Science at Yale University has a written a ground-breaking book on the topic, which you can check out here on Google, Amazon or Princeton Press. 

Larger bonuses

5.   Next, let’s bonus even more Coins to our most dedicated citizens:

·       Upon reaching a total of six (6) sign-ups, let’s bonus them an additional 600 Coins

·       That’s a total of 1,500 Coins earned, for only six (6) sign-ups


6.  It’s clear that the number of Coins distributed to our current active community will be quite large – which is exactly one of our objectives as discussed above – creating pillars.

We’ll want to ensure these Coins don’t end up being dumped onto the currency exchanges, diminishing the value of the Coins.

·    Therefore, it seems logical to decide that Bonus Coins should be subject to the same vesting schedule as the Founder Coins distributed (1% per month)


7.   Let’s keep moving as we have a lot more Coins to distribute.

Let’s distribute more Coins by adding an additional bonus for successfully signing up twelve (12) new citizens:

·       When 12 sign-ups are achieved, add 2,000 more Coins to the total bonus

o   That’s a total of 4,100 Coins earned for only twelve (12) sign-ups!


Look, I know some of you are starting to get concerned about the number of Coins being distributed.

I promise that we’ll have a chance to discuss the merits below...

... as well as cast your vote to communicate your approval – or disapproval – for what’s being suggested.

8.   OK, we still have a lot more Coins to distribute quickly, if we are serious about creating 10,000 pillars.

·       For 25 sign-ups, let’s add 5,000 more Coins

o   To be clear, that’s 10,400 Coins for 25 sign-ups

·    And upon achieving the 50 sign-up milestone, let’s add 12,500 more Coins

o   Now we’re at 25,400 Coins for a total of 50 sign-ups


9.  We full recognize that many of you have big ambitions.

You are, after all, optimists with big vision...

       ... so let’s add even larger bonuses when higher numbers are achieved:

·       Upon signing up a total of 100 empowr citizens, I suggest that a bonus of 25,000 Coins be added

o   That’s 55,400 Coins for a total of 100 citizens


10.  There is no doubt in my mind that MANY will argue that the number of Coins being distributed has grown too large, but again, that is the purpose of this push.

As a reminder, our objective is to help create 10,000 millionaire pillars.

I say help because not one single Coin is being handed out without performance (except for the 1 free coin to each of your new citizen invitees). 

This suggested opportunity will be equally open to everyone on empowr right now.


11.  On the other hand, I know MANY of you will like this approach and will want even more Coins.

Therefore, let’s keep going:

·       At 250 sign-ups, we’ll add 75,000 more Coins (totaling 145,400 Coins)

·       At 500 sign-ups, an additional 125,000 Coins – for a grand total of 295,400 Coins earned


12.  And finally, for anyone that introduces 1,000 new citizens to empowr, we suggest adding an additional 250,000 Coins – for a grand total of over HALF A MILLION Coins earned.

595,400 Coins, to be exact.

Those of you that exceed 1,000 new invitees will receive similar bonuses as if you had started the 2nd 1,000 from scratch. That is, the same bonuses will apply to your sign-ups after your first 1,000.


Is this sounding ridiculous?

Now, some of you will say that this has become ridiculous.

You will say that the sheer quantity of Coins distributed will devalue our Coins.


There’s no question that you very well may be right.

This is why I am so glad that Brian, our President, myself and other employees at empowr are NOT making such a big decision by ourselves...

... and that the decision is YOURS to make.

And since many of you already have earned and own a lot of Coins – you can absolutely be trusted to make a good decision on this subject.


Please consider that:

A.  If the community is bought into the objective and importance of driving the next billion coins into the hands of our optimistic, empathetic and visionary community members...

... in order to create 10,000 empathetic, visionary and optimistic millionaire pillars...

... this is as good a way to do it as any -- because it is fully performance-based.

Yes, the numbers grow to be very, very large.  But it is all performance-based.

B.  Given the monthly vesting requirement, we can be assured that the Coins will not be earned by people that don’t actually care about the mission and are only looking for a quick way to earn and exit.

C.  Anyone attempting to defraud the community (by creating fake accounts themselves) will risk losing their empowr account and everything they earn here and even have previously earned.

We are confident that we will catch them and remove them from the platform.

D.  As soon as 100,000 citizens are signed up, together we’ll evaluate what has been accomplished, and decide (vote) whether to open up a second phase (for the next 200,000 new citizens) of this approach – to drive even more Coins to our community.

                  And then we’ll do it again for the 300,000 new citizen phase...

... as well as the 400,000 new citizen phase.

E.  What about signing up merchants?

In order to focus as a community, we suggest that we temporarily hold on the merchant program until we sign up our first 100,000 new citizens – at which point we’ll launch the merchant program.

Why wait? 

Without a growing number of citizens to visit your local merchants, doesn’t it make more sense to first focus single-mindedly on starting the ramp-up of new citizens...

... and ensure those citizens are quickly shown how to succeed in empowr...

... so that they will, for example, have lots of Coins to spend at the local merchants that you sign up?

Personally, I CANNOT WAIT to open up the merchant sign-up opportunity as I think it can be even more fun and rewarding than what’s being discussed here today.

Waiting will also give the empowr engineering team a few more weeks to improve all the merchant tools and pages they’ve been building.


The case for becoming a success coach NOW

People that are serious about achieving the most in life, usually find that the best way to do that is to do it with and through others -- by building their own organization.

 When you become a success coach, your invitees will automatically be assigned to you, as students.

That means that YOU will earn even more when your invitees earn by:

·       -- Inviting new citizens

·       -- Signing up merchants

·       -- Even becoming success coaches themselves

You will, in fact, earn up to 50% of what they earn as success coaches...

... so if I were you, I would plant a seed with your invitees within a few weeks of their signing up, about them becoming a success coach.

If you end up with just (4) success coaches reporting to you, and teach each of them to do the same...

... before you know it, you could be leading (and earning from) an organization of hundreds of success coaches...

... serving tens of thousands of students.

You might even try your hand at becoming an empowr senator or congressperson (an opportunity that's reserved for success coaches) or even step up to become empowr's next president in the empowr presidential election later this year.

To become a success coach now, simply speak with your own success coach.


GOAL: 100,000 new citizens by Feb 15th, 2018

This goal might be accomplished by 100,000 citizens signing up an average of one citizen each...

... or 10,000 current citizens signing up an average of 10 new citizens...

... or 1,000 citizens signing up an average of 100 new citizens...

... or 100 people signing up 1,000 new citizens each.


We suggest that the sign-ups need to happen by Feb 15th...

... but let’s allow more time for those citizens to become productive (100 mission points). 

That is, we suggest that the above compensation only counts if your invitees earn 100 mission points on or before March 15th.


Start thinking about your vote

As a reminder, there are two (2) very different ways to go – and we need your vote on which way to go.

Specifically, it makes no sense to go this way if we don’t believe we currently have what it takes...

... such as the number of active citizens willing to step up, or the motivation or the ambition...

... to sign up 100,000 new citizens.

If we don’t currently have the capability to pull this off now, it clearly makes more sense to instead focus our resources on selling our Coins to outsiders and simply purchasing advertising.


On the other hand, if we decide to pay the price of learning how to do this within our community...

... that is, if together we quickly develop the skills of how to interest a new person in empowr...

... and learn how to quickly teach them to succeed in empowr...


... and if we then we transfer those skills to the new citizens joining empowr...

... empowr can very quickly become, by far, the largest social network in the world.


Consider this:

If the 100,000 people we sign up, are taught and motivated with Coins...

...  to sign up an average of 20 people each...

... and if those people teach and compensate their own invitees...

...  to sign up an average of 10 people each...

 ... and those invite an average of 5 people each...

... and those people invite only 4...

... and those people 3...

... and those only 2...

... empowr will be over twice as large as Facebook.

We will have exceeded our 2025 goal of serving 4 billion people.


Each “generation” shown above could take a year to happen...

... or, each generation could happen in as little as a month or even a few weeks...

... depending on how good we get -- as a community – at simply:

1.  Showing new people why they should join empowr, and

2.  How to succeed within in it


Needless to point out, hopefully:

All of that activity will be driving up the knowledge about, demand and price of our Coins into the sky...

... with people selling their Bitcoins and other assets...

... to buy as much of empowr’s Coins as they can...

... and merchants tripping over each other to hook up to the empowr economy. 


This community just may have everything it takes to make this chain reaction happen right now.

Next, let’s find out for sure.


How to vote

At the top left of your profile, notice the new text: "Ready to become a big coin owner?" 

                        The next billion coins

Click it to pop open the pledge window.

There, you can make a pledge as to what you think you’ll be willing and able to step up and accomplish.

1.  How many empowr citizens are you pledging to sign up?

2.  How many merchants are you willing to sign up?

If you don’t believe in this approach – and believe empowr should choose the other option of selling Coins to investors and purchasing advertising, simply leave those fields blank.

Blank fields will indicate that you are voting to distribute most of the next billion Coins to investors.

If our consumer pledges don’t add up to 100,000 new citizens or more, then we know our best path is to utilize outside resources.

If, however, our credible pledges add up to more than 100,000 new citizens, we will take that as the community’s vote for moving forward with distributing most of the next billion Coins to the community...

... and starting the chain reaction discussed above.


What pledge should YOU make?

If you believe the community should move forward as discussed above...

... what numbers should you pledge?

I mean, how can you know NOW what you can accomplish until you get out there and try?


My short answer is that – as many of you know so well – you are capable of accomplishing anything you set your mind to – if you just don’t quit along the way.

In other words: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

The community calls this concept W-TAW-TAW.

W-TAW-TAW is one of the core beliefs many here in empowr share.

This concept is the basis for how empowr – with its crazy goal of building all of this without a single penny from investors -- was founded and why so many people have stayed with empowr for so many years despite the hardships.

This shared belief is further evidence of a strong strain of optimism -- and optimists -- in empowr.


So, perhaps a better question to ask yourself is:

 “Knowing that whatever goal I set for myself, I WILL accomplish it if I just don’t quit when obstacles show up in my way...

... how much WILL do I have?

In other words:

1.  How much do I want this community and mission to succeed? 

2.  How much do I want to succeed personally?


Don’t know where to start?

Don’t worry.

When you first started out as a child, walking was difficult.

By deciding to simply focus on placing one foot in front of the other, you quickly got better at it; you got faster and...

... before you knew it...

... you were running forwards, backwards and sideways and jumping...

... soon even focused on a ball or toy without even thinking about what your legs were doing.


But it all started with the WILL for you to walk – on your part and on the part of your parents.

If the WILL is there...

... everything else will follow.


You even have your own success coach...

... plus an entire community cheering for you...

... all highly determined to see you succeed...

... and all of them going through the same learnings at the same time you are...

... with everyone motivated – even incentivized -- to teach you everything they hear or learn.




Just decide how successful you want to be, and set your goal.

And get moving – doing THE VERY FIRST that comes to mind.


The only thing you DON’T want to do, is think too hard

Emotion creates motion.

Motion creates results.

Just get going -- doing the first thing that comes to mind.

Listen to your gut and immediately do as it says...

... catching yourself any time you find yourself thinking too hard.


Avoid analysis paralysis

There are no wrong moves as failure is impossible -- because you learn more from what doesn’t work than you do from “successes” and what does work.

Remember, you have an entire community behind you.

Speak to your fellow citizens.

And get moving.

Together, we simply cannot fail.


Next steps

1.  Make your “New citizens” pledge:  How many citizens are you willing to sign up by Feb 15 -- and help them succeed by 30 days later (March 15)?

2.  As soon as we have credibly reached or surpassed our pledge goal of 100,000 new citizens, let’s make it official and charge forward together.

Keep in mind that there is nothing stopping you from starting right now.

Regardless of the community’s decision, anyone that signs up from your profile URL or invitation will show up in your Mission Points page and you’ll earn matching mission points – regardless of the community’s decision.

The Mission Wheel will then turn those mission points into more Coins – with more good things happening as your Mission Points increase.

Refresh your memory about how it all works by re-reading the last post titled How will Coins work in empowr

If the community gives this approach the thumbs up:

Your invitations from Jan 1st onwards will ALL COUNT for 100 Coins per sign-up + the other bonuses mentioned above for signing up new citizens.

But what if the community doesn’t approve of this approach?

If we don’t get the 100,000 credible pledges needed, that’s totally fine.

We will instead move forward with the process of selling Coins to investors and spending the funds on advertising to acquire new citizens.

It is GREAT to have that option as well, and, although it won’t as directly lead to the 10,000 empathetic, visionary and optimistic millionaire pillars concept discussed above...

...  it can certainly still lead to ensuring we have more Coin owners, consumers and merchants using our Coins (than any other coin) before this new year – 2018 -- is behind us.

3.  While you’re at it, please also make your “New merchants pledge” so together we can get a sense of what the community’s desires and wishes are in that area.

As soon as we sign up our first 100,000 citizens, we’ll launch the merchant program. I imagine we’ll want to compensate our citizens incredibly well when signing up merchants too – in addition to 15% of the future revenue from the merchants you’ve signed up.

4.  In a few days, we'll be back to share the results of the vote.

If you've decided that the next billion Coins are going to you, we'll discuss a communication and information dessimination approach...

... so that we can all effectively share our ideas, questions and discoveries with each other -- and maximize the speed of our learnings and success.

Our hopes and wishes

As you know, very first billion "Founder" Coins are in the process of being distributed to a wide group of people -- some of whom are not even active in empowr anymore.

If we decide to go forward with the above proposed approach, I imagine this next billion Coins will go to a much smaller number of people -- citizens that are currently highly active.

Will any of these citizens actually become millionaires or even billionaires? That’s for you to decide, but by now I think you understand our goals, capabilities and tactics -- so it’s quite safe to say that the potential is very real.

There can be no guarantees of success, of course. But our dream is that together we will create our own version of the PayPal mafia -- these are all the people that became wealthy after PayPal succeeded and ended up doing amazing things outside of PayPal.

Our hope is that the “empowr mafia” becomes comprised of billionaires and millionaires – from among our pillars -- that end up doing even more amazing things than the PayPal mafia both inside empowr and outside of empowr.

If we succeed at making empowr’s Coin the most held and utilized Coin in the world, it’s not hard to imagine our own Henry Fords, Andrew Carnegies and others that will become famous...

... not just because of their wealth but because of their advocacy, charitable contributions and thought leadership in your country as well as on a global scale.

Pillars indeed. 

Starting inside empowr, and becoming pillars – the forces of light -- of the world at large.

You -- and your optimism, empathy and vision -- are not just what empowr needs, but what this world increasingly needs - now more than ever.


Thanks for listening. 

Now, please invest some quiet time to look deep into your heart.

Decide what you’re able and willing to do for this mission and for yourself and your loved ones.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing your votes. 

Yours truly,

How will coins work within empowr?


Hello everyone,

Soon -- in the post after this -- the community will have another very important decision to make – perhaps more critical than the other big decision we recently made together -- which was to switch from our virtual currency to cryptocurrency coins.


Before we can make that decision together, we need to first discuss how the new empowr cryptocurrency coins will operate within the empowr ecosystem...

... which I’ll refer to as “Coins” in this blog post.


By replacing empowr’s current virtual currency with our new Coins, we have the opportunity to make a few modifications to existing functionality and roles – mostly to increase compensation.

Today, we’ll discuss:

How to earn Coins

·       By selling products and services

·       By success coaching

·       By working with merchants

·       By inviting friends

·       By posting

The new Maturation

The new Mission Wheel

The new Mission Performance 


Then, as soon as we’re done deciding how Coins will work in empowr, we’ll move on to the next critical decision that must be made together as a community.

(empowr engineering is busy setting up a ‘voting system’ for the next conversation, so we can be very accurate in gauging the community’s final decision).

Let’s get started.


How to earn coins

Earning coins by selling products and services

Up to now:

When you sell products and services in empowr, you were compensated with empowr dollars (empowr’s original virtual currency).

Maturation was 90 days for everyone.

For our newer citizens:

Maturation describes how long any earnings need to wait before they can be utilized.

The purpose of Maturation is to build the empowr economy.

Maturation helps build the empowr economy because as funds are maturing, they can be spent anywhere in the empowr ecosystem...

... bringing more customers and earnings to YOU and anyone else looking to sell in the empowr economy.

Going forward:

Now, everyone will be paid for ALL their sales in empowr Coins!

This is simply fantastic, in my view, because now you’ll be able to spend or “cash out” ALL earnings from your sales.

This has been a big desire of many empowr citizens and is now finally becoming a reality.

And with Coins, we have the opportunity to reduce Maturation. 

Reduced Maturation

Maturation will be reduced (to as low as 0-days) for our citizens in the highest power levels.

Maturation will also be reduced (to as low as 0-days) for our top performers regardless of their power level.

And finally, Maturation will be reduced (to as low as 0-days) for citizens whose performance is improving the fastest, regardless of their power level or performance relative to others.

Please find full details in the Maturation and Mission Performance sections below.


Earning coins by success coaching (SC)

Up to now:

You earned a % of your students’ earnings (paid by empowr at no cost to students).

In addition, SCs had the opportunity to earn bonuses for high performance in the areas of:

·       Communication Quality

·       Student Success

·       Student Happiness

·       Speed (in responding to students)

SC Leaders (those that managed other success coaches) earn Leadership Bonuses of up to 50% of what their team (the coaches that report to them) earn.

          All SC earnings were paid in empowr dollars with 20% converted to cash outs.


Going forward:

Everything stays the same, except:

Success Coaches will now enjoy a 50% increase in immediate earnings!

Here’s how that will work:

All earnings will now be paid in pre-coins with 30% converting to Coins immediately -- instead of 20%.

·       That represents an 50% increase (going from 20% to 30%) in immediate coach compensation

·       “Pre-coins” will be discussed below, in the “Earn by posting” section.

Those (30%) Coins will also go through Maturation with the following terms:

Maturation will be from 90-days to as little as 0-days, based on each coach’s personal power level, overall performance, and performance improvement rate – just like all other citizens -- as will be detailed in the Maturation and Mission Performance sections below. 

However, anyone that officially became a success coach before Jan 31, 2018 will be ‘grandfathered in’ – meaning their Coins (the 30% earned from coaching students, as mentioned above) will be 100% matured when they receive them.

Citizens that officially became success coaches on Feb 1, 2018 or after, will have their Coins go through Maturation like other citizens – anywhere from 90 days to 0 days based on their power level, performance or rate of improvement.

If you’re planning on becoming a success coach, I suggest you get started now to beat the Feb 1 date.


Earn by helping merchants

Now merchants will be able to easily earn in empowr – without spending a penny in advertising.

Here’s how it will work:

Merchants will learn about the opportunity from an empowr citizen.

We secretly tested this approach and then quietly parked it for when we were ready.

As our president Brian Woosley (who was a success coach at the time) will tell you, it was a great success.  We found that merchants are all incredibly eager to find new ways to get customers.

We can help merchants quickly upload their products or services to empowr, using our new merchant tools (now in development):

For example, here’s a store selling clothing and more:        How will coins work within empowr?     


All empowr citizens will be able to spend 100% of their Coins (whether their Coins are mature or not) with these merchants!

In addition, empowr citizens will receive a special discount from the merchants – between 10% and 35% off their normal price.

Here's an example of how the restaurant pages in development:

How will coins work within empowr?

When you visit the merchant (online or in-person) you simply pay them with your Coins.

Merchants can save the Coins, spend them or convert them to their local currency at an online exchange with no maturation requirements.

This is simply amazing for merchants because they will get lots of customers, without risking a penny on advertising.

Typically, merchants spend a lot on advertising -- with no promises of results – and sometimes no results whatsoever.

Now, with this program, merchants will only “pay” when they actually receive customers – by simply providing a discount to our citizens. (They pay nothing when they don’t receive customers, so there is zero risk to them).

Merchants will even get a great dashboard, graphically showing them everything from sales data to demographic data of visitors to their menus and products:How will coins work within empowr?

Signing up merchants will be incredibly easy

A single page brochure (provided by empowr) is the only tool needed.

No contract needs to be signed. A simple “thumbs up” from the merchant and they’ll get:

 1.  an online store on empowr, showcasing their menus, products and/or services

 2.  an empowr profile that automatically appears daily for nearby citizens in the trust flow

 3.  tons of new customers that virtually all have funds they’re eager to spend

 4.  a dashboard giving them insights into their customers and earnings


Incredible earnings for empowr citizens

If you were the empowr citizen that first introduced empowr to any merchant...

... you’ll receive 15% of ALL revenues generated for the merchant...

... guaranteed for the first 2 years that the merchant in on empowr -- and possibly forever...

... as you’ll be the merchant’s main contact within empowr – helping them anytime they have an issue or question.

We strongly believe that empowr will become one of the largest sources of customers for many merchants...

... and 15% of the monthly revenues of just a few merchants can add up to huge and growing revenue stream for you – many times greater than a full-time wage.

And after you realize how easy this can be, many of you might sign up hundreds of merchants, leading to a significant and growing revenue stream for life.


Given that billions of Coins will be pouring into the hands of our citizens...

... Coins that they’ll be able to immediately spend at their local restaurants, shops and stores without concern for maturation...

... this 15% bonus might end up becoming the largest earning opportunity ever for empowr citizens thus far – in the entire history of empowr – exclusive to the empowr citizens that are simply first to reach out to their local merchants. 


You must be the first to reach out to any merchant

If someone gets to a merchant first, they’ll be forever inaccessible to everyone else.


To sign up merchants, you must be a success coach.

If you wish, you’ll be able to specialize (focus) on merchants -- and have no students.

There simply is no better time to become a success coach.  To learn more or sign up, simply speak with your own success coach.

Expect full details on the merchant program in the coming days. 


Earning coins by marketing

Along with bringing in new merchants, let’s use our Coins to compensate empowr citizens that wish to perform marketing to bring in new empowr citizens.

Simply use your profile link anywhere you like. Or send out email invitations.

When anyone follows your profile link or invitation, they’ll get a free Coin upon joining, and you’ll get credit. You can see your invitees in your My Mission Points page – and communicate with them.

When your invitees earn mission points, you earn matching mission points. Of course the mission wheel uses your mission points to determine your prize amounts – paid in Coin.

But now, you’ll even earn matching Coins when your invitees earn Coins.


This is as easy as signing up merchants

You can personally reach out to everyone you know, explain the benefits of joining empowr (including a free coin to start) and handhold them to success. When they earn, you earn.

Or use paid ad services – online or offline.

Only if they follow your link do they get a free coin 

If they just go to empowr and sign-up, they won’t get a free coin.

(If they follow your link to empowr, but end up just going to the empowr.com general sign-up page later, you should still get credit as their cookie is tracked to you).

First come, first serve

Similar to how the merchant program works:

Only the first person to bring in any new citizen gets credit.


With all the recent improvements that together we’ve made to empowr...

...  including the massive earning opportunities as detailed in this blog post...

... there’s probably never been a better time than now, for new people to join empowr. 


Since you discovered empowr before most others...

... and put up with all its challenges when others could or would not...

... you deserve to be the first to share your knowledge with merchants and citizens alike -- and get compensated for doing so.


Earning coins by posting

Up to now:

When you post a photo, status update, blog or video, you earned based on the Likes your post receives.

You were earning empowr dollars.

The Mission Wheel used your empowr dollars to output prizes such as shopping and cash.


Going forward:

When you post, you’ll earn pre-coins based on your Likes.

Think of pre-coins as Coins that are on their way to becoming Coins... they are in the birthing process.

Pre-coins will be utilized primarily for two (2) things:

1.   Winning coins from the wheel

Millions of Coins will be delivered to empowr citizens using the Mission Wheel. The wheel pops up when you hit your Daily Goal.

If you spin the Mission Wheel and win X Coins, the wheel will take X of your pre-coins and, in return, give you X official empowr Coins.

If, however, you don’t have many (or any) pre-coins when you spin and win, there will be little (or no) pre-coins to convert to Coins. So you’ll want to have pre-coins.


2.   Increasing your Power Level

The other primary use of pre-coins is to increase your Power Level. 

Your Power Level is about to become a MUCH BIGGER DEAL.

Your Power Level will determine most of your benefits in empowr such as:

·       Maturation (based on your power level, it can get to as low as 0-days).  Details in the Maturation section below.

·       Discounts when you buy anything

·       Transaction fees when you sell anything

·       Size of prizes on the Mission Wheel (becoming a massive source of Coins)

·       Free Ads auto-promoting your blogs and anything you’re selling

·       Higher earnings from posting

·       Higher daily limits on posting, sharing, bidding and listings

·       Access to roles like coaching, transporting and community admins



As you know, Maturation in empowr has always been 90 days.

When your earnings are maturing, they can be spent in the empowr marketplace and, soon, with merchants.

The purpose of Maturation is to build the empowr economy and demand/price for its coins.

This happens because as Coins are maturing, they can be spent anywhere in the empowr ecosystem – bringing more customers and earnings to YOU and anyone that has something to sell.

Maturation will also uniquely help empowr’s Coin with price volatility – a problem that all Coins face.


Now, your Maturation will be reduced if you:

·       1. Are in the Top Power Levels:

o   2nd highest Power Color (currently all of Teal) = 60-day

o   4th highest single level (currently Sky Basic) = 45-day

o   3rd highest single level (currently Sky 1st degree) = 30-day

o   2nd highest single level (currently Sky 2nd degree) = 15-day

o   Single highest power level (currently Sky Star) = 0-day


·       2. Are in the top 50% of performers (based on 30-day Mission Points): 

o   50-60% = 60-day

o   60-70% = 45-day

o   70-80% = 30-day

o   80-90% = 15-day

o   90%+ = 0-day


·       3. Are consistently improving:
(as measured by hitting your Mission Goal twice or more in a row; more on this in the Mission Performance section below): 

o   2 months in a row = 60-day

o   3 in a row = 45-day

o   4 in a row = 30-day

o   5 in a row = 15-day

o   6 in a row = 0-day


When your Coins are maturing, they’ll be held in your empowr off-chain wallet – not on the blockchain – to save blockchain transaction fees.

Before they are mature, your Coins can be spent anywhere within empowr or merchants that accept them.

When your Coins mature, you can leave them in your empowr off-chain wallet or transfer them to your on-chain wallet at any time.


empowr countries

Simultaneously, as discussed recently, to succeed empowr (the company) MUST become more customer centric as its resources grow (= ability to react to customer wishes and issues grow) and we’re hoping to accomplish that by growing the influence of our citizens...

... by pushing power and influence to their chosen empowr countries.

Countries will become the democratic institutions that will help further grow tomorrow’s leaders, and ensure empowr’s citizens have more power and influence to bend empowr’s features, rules and policies to meet their needs and desires.

The result will ultimately be the most customer-centric technology company in the world...

... that’s of the people, by the people, for the people.


Among other powers, countries will have the ability to compensate their citizens as they wish.

Of course you will always have the option to choose between any country -- or even no country -- and benefit from their innovative approaches to compensation and other important policies.


The Mission Wheel

When you hit your Daily Goal, the Mission Wheel will continue to pop up.

Prizes on the wheel will be paid in Coins, as well as in Coins that are specifically meant to be spent in the marketplace.


Wheel Prize amounts to explode

The big difference will be the amount of compensation the wheel can provide.

It’s safe to say that the amount and value of prizes given by the mission wheel are about to explode, as millions of Coins will be delivered to you from the wheel.


Wheel prizes based on Mission Points, Mission Role and Power Level

The size of the prizes on the wheel will continue to be determined by the number of Mission Points you have earned in the last 30 days, and will continue to be multiplied up further based on your choice of Mission Role. Prizes will also grow based on your Power Level.

You will continue to earn Mission Points when you:

·       sell products and services

·       earn as a success coach

·       invite friends & help them succeed (you earn matching mission points and coins)

·       spend funds in empowr

And now, you also earn mission points when you “sign up” merchants.


Mission Performance

As you know, together we decided to give away the first 10% of all Coins to the community, based on performance (All-time mission points). 

We believe this was a fair and wise decision, as the empowr community owed much to the empowr citizens that – against the odds – successfully brought the community and platform to the current moment.


And going forward, as discussed, the wheel will be rewarding citizens with millions of Coins based on their 30-day mission points.

We think this is also fair and wise, as the high performers should continue to perform should earn most of the next billion Coins.


Now, along with ensuring that top performers earn the most, let’s do everything in our control to further increase the power and voices of the highest performers. 

One important step to accomplishing that, is by making our 30-day mission point performance much more visible.


Performance Visibility

Soon, everywhere you see someone’s profile photo, you’ll see a new ring around their photo:

                                            How will coins work within empowr?

(I’m referring to the light green colored ring in the above image).

Also notice a little blue arrow at the top, pointing into the ring.

Here’s what the Mission Performance ring communicates:

This empowr citizen, Imad, in this (totally fabricated) example has generated 30-day mission points equal to 55% of that of empowr’s top performers. (Notice that the light green ring goes 55% around the full circle).

The color of the ring indicates his performance very clearly.  For example if the ring’s color is:

  • White = Not good – below 10%
  • Light yellow = starting to move – below 20%
  • Dark yellow = getting better – below 30%
  • Light orange = rising more – below 40%
  • Dark orange = on his way – below 50%
  • Light green = good performer – 50% - 75%
  • Dark Green = high achiever – above 75%


What is the little blue arrow pointing to?

The arrow shows Imad’s Mission Goal for the month.

Here’s what we’re suggesting:

Everyone’s Mission Goal will be set on the last day of each month, and will remain the same all month – until the last day of the following month (when it is reset again).

The mission goal will be personalized to each citizen. It will be set based on removing 10% of the distance between the citizen, and the top performers.


For our example, let’s say that the top performers have an average of, say, 1,000 mission points (that they earned in the last 30 days)...

       ... and let’s say that Imad earned 550 points in the last 30 days.


Clearly, Imad is 450 points (1,000 – 550 = 450) away from the top performers.

Therefore, Imad’s Mission Goal for the month will be to get 10% closer to the top performers – removing 10% of the 450 point difference (= 45 points).


·       His ring will be 55% full - since in our example he has 55% of the mission points of the top performers

·       His Mission Goal for next month will be to remove 10% of the distance between himself and the top performers, as follows:

o   10% of the 450 point difference between him and the top performers = 45 points

o   Therefore, his Mission Goal will be to achieve 595 (30-day) Mission Points – which is 59.5% of the top performers.


Conclusion of example

So, his ring will be 55% full.

It will be colored light green.

And his Mission Goal arrow will point to the 59.5% spot on the ring.

Good luck Imad!


Soon, everywhere and anywhere you see someone in empowr, you’ll be able to put into context who you are speaking with.

You’ll be able to clearly see their performance, or lack of, in empowr.


More power to the performers 

In addition, everywhere we can, let’s keep thinking of new ways to drive value and power to empowr citizens based on their Mission Performance.

For example:

·       Using the Mission Wheel, each day empowr will distribute millions of Coins to empowr citizens based on their Mission Performance

o   The mission wheel pops up when you hit your Daily Goal

·       Blog comments will soon be sorted based on citizens’ Mission Performance:

o   By default, comments from top performers will appear at the top of blog comments

--  Readers can choose to sort comments chronologically, like they’re currently sorted

o   If you’re a top performer, your voice will be much louder

·       Your influence and power in empowr is based on your mission points

o   Voting for empowr country senators and congresspersons will be based on mission points

--  If you have 1,000 mission points and I have 100, your vote counts 10 times as much as mine

o   Even voting for empowr’s president (in 2018) will be based on mission points


·       Marketplace items will be sorted by Mission Performance

o   Top performers’ products and services will be seen by more people


·       Each citizen’s Maturation will be accelerated (to as low as 0-day) based on their performance

o   Details above, in the Maturation section


To summarize, we believe that most of the power, influence and Coins should be directed to empowr’s citizens...

... based on their 30-day mission points – which we’ll now call Mission Performance...

... which will now be made visible everywhere and anywhere a profile photo appears.



BEFORE making everyone’s Mission Performance a lot more visible...

... using the Mission Performance Ring and Goal....

... let’s give everyone a couple of weeks to increase their 30-day mission points.


ALL of the changes discussed in this entire blog post will be live by the time the Coin auction ends.


A critical decision awaits us

As soon as we’ve all had a chance to digest and discuss the above, we’ve got another very big decision to make.

It relates to how we'll utilize our next billion coins.

According to our economists, the decision that we will make together is even more important and consequential...

        ... to empowr’s future...

       ... as well as your own as an individual...

... than the decision to move to cryptocurrency.

We’ll start that conversation (and official voting) as soon as we’re done discussing the contents of this post (how Coins will be used within empowr) and clarifying and/or reaching conclusions on anything that you found to be missing, confusing or not optimal.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback.

Yours truly,

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