Love Story?

I want to write a love story

Not like those traditional

Boy meets girl, they fall in love

Story…

 

We’re going to finish off this week’s

Theme about heroes and leaders with

A few of today’s great leaders in different

Fields and what makes them the leaders

That they are.

 

Remember, leaders and authorities aren’t

Always the same thing.

Sometimes a leader can be someone or

Something (i.e. a business) and have very

Little real power, but yet everyone still

Gives them their full attention anytime they

Choose to speak.

 

So on with the love story…

 

Number 1: Everyone loves this guy and yet he’s

From the smallest country on the planet.

He’s used his platform to include many people

That before him felt disenfranchised within

His organization and has transcended his

Position as leader of the organization into

The leader of a movement of acceptance,

Inclusion, and most of all…LOVE.

 

Who am I talking about?

 

In my (humble and usually correct) opinion.

Pope Francis is one of the greatest leaders of

All time.

 

His inclusion of everyone under the

Catholic church is unprecedented. He does

Not use the Catholic church as a sort of

Platform to denounce everyone that does not

Believe in the traditional church doctrine.

 

His vision is not about advancing Catholicism

But of advancing love, acceptance, and inclusion

Of all thoughts and beliefs in the conversation

So that we can all grow through understanding.

His is a very unselfish cause….

 

Number 2: Lady Gaga she may wear some

Pretty interesting clothing *clears throat*

Meat suits aside, her little monsters are

The misfits and the miscreants of the world

And they worship her for being the voice

That they never had the courage to have.

 

Not only is she a creative genius, but she

Has brought her message of inclusion to

Mac make-up where she has strategically

Chosen to market products wearable by

ALL skin types and colors.

 

Number 3: Virgin Inc. (Richard Branson)

It was a record company, then branched

Into airlines, then into mobile phone service.

The vision of Richard Branson is only

Matched by one Steve Jobs, unfortunately

He’s dead so now all our iPhones are gonna

Suck…

 

But what he has done is have a vision.

He wasn’t trying to define his company

As the best record company, or the best

Airline.

 

His was a vision that created a company

Similar to Apple, where they didn’t set out

To be a product, but rather a company that

Could build a better design, a better service, or

A better experience to what was already existing

On the market.

 

It is because of this same principle that we

Know what an iPod is, but would have to

Go back to 2002 to see what Dell (yes, that

Dude your getting a Dell) had as the

More powerful equivalent at the time.

Side note: I actually owned one of those things.

 

So I think I can stop it there. There were a few

Others I considered, Nelson Mandela, Elon Musk

Gandhi, and a few others, and they were/are

All great it’s just that I mean how much hero

Worship can I fit into 500 words…

 

One thing that we can take away from today is

That leaders are never for a selfish cause, well

At least outwardly selfish. They are looking

To create the world in their own vision and often

The best leaders are the ones that find a way

To include everyone, despite each individual’s

Personal beliefs.

 

So you may not aspire to be a leader today, but

There is a probability that you’ll become

A leader if you were to emulate these greats.

I’d like to see if you agree or would add anyone

Else to that list. Feel free to leave a comment

Below with a few of your favorites.

 

Jerry “got nothing today” Washington

 

P.S. Another side note, I believe that Trump

Did not win the presidency, but Hillary

Lost it. People were not voting FOR

Trump, they were voting AGAINST

The current establishment.

 

The republicans put this in place

By being against a person rather than

For the people and the people retaliated.

In a way I believe that our politicians

Really are a reflection of America.

 

People preach being tolerant, but if

Someone disagrees (and I’m talking both sides)

Then, they are quick to judge and call the

Other side out of touch. I mean I’m not a fan of

Trump, I’ll come out and say it, but I also

Know that understanding comes from

Listening and patience.  It’s hard to call

Someone names and then turn around

And say you believe ALL lives matter.

It doesn’t work like that.

 

Inclusion means EVERYBODY…

EVERYBODY…

Speaking of which, I’d like you to

Join the conversation on Facebook with me

And my crew

Project SELFFY is the name. Let’s

Talk soon…

The Depression Of A Saint

 

Gonna start this one off with a quick share

I read this about mother Teresa the other day

And it kinda surprised me and made me 

Think twice about my way of thinking. 

 

You see the saintly woman of Calcutta

The one that helped so many people

Toward the end of her life, all but

Denounced Christianity in her dark

Frequent bouts of depression. 

 

But what’s that got to do with you?

What does the depression of a saint

Have to do with your happiness?

 

Well Broseph if you don’t mind turning

Down that technicolor coat 

(you know cuz it’s so loud) 

I’ll explain a little something about 

Feelings to you. 

 

You see broham, your feelings just about

Control everything about you.

Feeling thirsty?

You’re gonna go find some water

Bored in the bank line?

You’re surfing the internet on your phone

 

So if you think about it, these feelings

That many consciously try to ignore are

Actually the unconscious result of how 

We interact with our environment. 

 

 

Let’s think about this. If a saint like

Mother Teresa can have what would 

Seem like the most fulfilling life ever

And still be depressed, then how the

Hell are the rest of us supposed to even

Hope to even sniff at the chance of 

Happiness?

 

Easy, control your space

Head space that is…

 

I would have you consider that one of the

Reasons why mother Teresa felt the way she did

Is although she felt fulfilled by helping people

She may have lacked in other areas.

Now she was obviously a great person and

I’m not one to say what’s right or wrong

 

At the end of the day we’re not all really looking

For the difference between right and wrong

We learned that in kindergarten. (Or should have)

We’re all want to know

What’s working and what’s not

(Within legal limits)

 

So what works?

 

Well, I’ll tell you what’s worked for me.

I’m not 100% fulfilled, I’m still working on me

But I’ve found a path that makes me happy.

So much so that I actually do wake up excited.

I didn’t always do that, so this is what changed:

 

I realized that you can demonstrate the most power in your life

By allowing people the freedom to have their own experience

^^^^^ Read that again briznit ^^^^^

 

In other words, I’ve found that helping people is

A great way to make a living, but helping people

That don’t want to be helped is a headache.

So that’s why I write these posts to help

People like you that want to share in their experience

And maybe want to discover some ways that they 

Can live a fulfilled life.

 

It’s not easy and a truly fulfilled life is hard to measure

But I think someone like you with the curiosity to

Look for actionable tactics and strategies for success

Is a good example of someone fit for our program.

 

It’s not open to everyone and I’m not charging anyone

I’m just looking to help people like you by starting

With a conversation. If you’d like to chat about how

Me and my team might be able to help you get to the

Next level in your fun, fitness, finances, and, fulfillment

Get to me here.

 

Jerry “I got your back” Washington

 

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