Is America still the country where seemingly all is possible?
Each time I return to my home country, I feel happy. More than that, I feel thankful. Because America is still a country where — when you really want it — things can happen for you. The “ultimate dream” is still possible; just dream it up and work hard and keep focused. Even if you have lost out before, there is always a new opportunity.
I have just been back for a visit to California. Oh yes, there has been a very nasty economic downturn in the US. But where many other countries seem to have no idea whether they are in the start or in the middle of the down cycle, I felt the US is already coming out of it.
This past weekend I was in Los Angeles and met old friends last seen some 6 years ago. We talked then about showcasing products on television in America, but at that time, I was on my way to another country. I have never regretted living on one of the most beautiful rainforest islands in the world… Langkawi in tropical Malaysia.
But then, after all these years, they contacted me again. They asked me, “Please come to Los Angeles; we really want to discuss marketing your products on television”. And so I did go — and it was a fruitful meeting.
As our products do well in various countries in Asia, I must say I have neglected marketing them extensively in the US in recent years. Well, the only excuse is that we are a small company and cannot be in 10 places at the same time. My friends convinced me that I should bring the products back to the US and make a trial with one of the largest infomercial companies on television today. Well, what can I say? Let’s do it!
“We can do it!” That’s the American spirit!