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…

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And my crew

Project SELFFY is the name. Let’s

Talk soon…