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The Power of Capitalism – My Testimony


There are a lot of people that question why I feel so strongly about capitalism. No, it’s not because I’m some wealth crazed, controlling freak looking to “steal” more wealth all for myself. It’s because I am a walking testament as to how capitalism can truly transform your life and I want to encourage you to become wealth creators of your own. I am a capitalist that wants to encourage others to do what I did…find freedom.

I originally came over to America from Lebanon back in the early eighties as a legal immigrant. I overcame countless obstacles and with all odds against me, I crushed each and every one of them along the way. I spent 30 years climbing my way up and taking over Wall-Street, giving me the skin in the game that I needed to launch my own financing company, Blackhawk Partners Inc. I have financed over 125 companies & serial entrepreneurs worth, in aggregate, over 20 billion dollars in the private equity, high yield bond, and distressed debt markets.

Needless to say, I have assisted many entrepreneurs to achieve wealth over the years by helping them to become true capitalists. Success is no accident or serendipity. It has nothing to do with luck and has everything to do with your knowledge, your drive, your warriorship. You have to get in-tune with your killer instinct and decide for yourself that nothing or no one will stand in your way. It is all about your mindset and mentality. It’s time to give up that limited way of thinking and understand that YOU have the power to achieve a life of financial freedom. Creating wealth is action driven and too many people merely sit along the sidelines and pontificate. Get off the sideline and get down in the trenches. Work for it.

As a true capitalist, I am a firm believer and can testify that no one is going to hand you anything. You have to go out and get it. Don’t let the socialist brainwash you into thinking that the government is there to rescue you. In fact, you’ll never achieve real wealth waiting on that to happen. At best, under the socialist regime they’ll give you just enough to survive and ensure that you are forever dependent upon them. Life isn’t meant for you just to survive, you’re here to thrive. Capitalism is the only way for you to achieve this. The beauty in capitalism is that it allows the chance for any and everyone to find their way to the top. The possibilities are limitless and the only boundaries that are defined are the ones you place on yourself.

I am a part of that “elite” 1% that everyone is always referring to and I didn’t get there waiting around for someone to save me. I became a warrior and used capitalism to catapult me to the top. I want you to know that you are capable of doing the same too. A part of why I resent the 1% so much is that they make people feel like extreme wealth is so unattainable and exclusive. My mission is to help you realize that it’s not. But what it’s going to take to get there is losing the socialist “save me” attitude and for you to get down in the trenches and find your inner capitalist warrior.