I can easily say that Arlene Dickinson is my favorite dragon! Arlene Dickinson is one of the entrepreneurs and self-made multi-millionaires on Dragon’s Den, one of my favorite TV shows, a show about people who have ambitions for success and financial security.. Why is she my favorite?
On the show, she displays a softness that outshines the others. I’m sure that she must be a tough business woman and has had to make tough decisions to get to where she is. You don’t get be worth 80 million dollars and build a hugely, successful business like Venture Communications by being apush-over.
Still, she has a heart and is not afraid to show her softness on the show. The hardships she faced as a child and in married life were factors in moulding her in the success that she has become, both in business and as a TV personality.
She is a woman with drive. She worked hard and earned all the success that she now enjoys. She pursued success and the money came. On the show, she is always on the look-out for people that have the drive to succeed and have some good ideas for new or better products and services that she could invest in and help others to enjoy the success she has achieved.
I find the show entertaining and learn so much from it. While I am not interested in financial success, I find
She is a successful woman. She did not let her gender or her challenge-filled background interfere with her achieving success. One can make many excuses but if wants something than we can reach out for it and get it.
Yes there are challenges and obstacles and hurdles in life. Spiritually, we have the devil, our weaknesses and the bad attitudes and influences of our fellow humans to battle. However the battle can we won, if we have the drive and the goals to make a success of our life, now and for eternity.
While financial success may be somewhat useful in this world, it may not necessarily help with our eternal future. So, it’s good use financial success wisely. The love of money and a determination to be rich at all costs is a failure in the long-run.
Money is not the problem. Money can be used to a lot of good. Some early Christians were very rich (See 1 Timothy 6), that is not the problem, the problem is how we use our riches and where our love and heart lies.