Leaders Disturb People

Leaders Disturb People

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.

~ Epictetus

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Too many individuals in today’s world are concerned about being “liked, accepted, and be-friended.”

Now please don’t get me wrong, I enjoy high caliber people as much as anyone.

But the key term here is “high caliber”.

Too many people are influenced massively by the opinions of the media and others.

If you haven’t yet learned, the media (both TV and social) has no responsibility to give you the truth. They’re both looking for reach.

Let’s face it, when you choose to pursue your own greatness, most people won’t support you—even those that love you the most. Very few will understand you, much less agree with you.

Read Here: How do other people’s opinions of who you are or should be if bought into, can keep you leashed?

I recall when I was a C-Suite consultant at AT & School of Business back in the early ’90s, my beloved mother (who loves me dearly), second-guessed me and warned when I decided to leave a comfortable salary with benefits and retirement.

It’s not that she’s a bad person, far from it.

She was just a loving concerned parent whose vision and courage wasn’t as big as mine at the time.

The job of a true leader is to disturb comfortable people.
You have to represent the courage that others don’t have.

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You see, when you operate at meta-appearances level the masses will not understand you.

This is the path of the Superhuman or Metahuman Leader.

You must turn away from appearances to operate at Superhuman Potential. Just like Musk did when he put all $180M he pocketed from the sale of PayPal into Tesla, SpaceX, and Solar City.

My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million.
I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70 million in Tesla, and $10M in Solar City.
I had to borrow money for rent.

~ Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Now he’s a billionaire—and the vitally important thing to realize is that he was not attempting to make money—he was attempting to make a difference.

My wife Bersabeh and I recently watched a movie, about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, called “At Eternity’s Gate” starring Willem Dafoe.

He was scorned, attacked and ridiculed by the masses who just didn’t understand him. He was even charged with insanity and institutionalized.

Van Gogh disturbed people.

In one scene in the asylum, the person in charge looks at him and asks: “Do you really think that is art?!” (pointing at one of his paintings).

He answered, “Yes.”

The man replied, “That’s not art! That’s an abomination!”

Van Gogh only sold 1-2 paintings in his entire lifetime. Yet when he left this life, he left over 55 masterpieces.

Van Gogh only sold 1-2 paintings in his entire life.
Yet when he left this life, he left over 55 masterpieces.

Vincent Van Gogh

Likewise, people were disturbed by the genius of Picasso.

When you choose to operate from a higher order and awareness, you must prepare to be misunderstood, hated, and even attacked.

25 major publishers turned down my manuscript for
The Business of Redemption. Citing it as ‘too controversial.”
But the forces of resistance must give way to he who refuses to give up.

James Arthur Ray The Business of Redemption

Copernicus was burned at the stake by the Catholic Church for stating that the earth revolved around the sun. His findings were disturbing.

All new ideas that threaten socialized mind go through 3 distinct phases:

  1. They’re opposed and ridiculed
  2. They’re attacked
  3. Finally (normally after all opposition dies), they’re accepted as truth.

Let’s face it, if you’re not making waves
you’re playing in the shallow end of the pool.

blue big waves

It’s helped me to remember two things as I pursue my own uniqueness:

  1. Happy people don’t hate. When people are happy, productive, and fulfilled they don’t have the inclination or
    the time to worry about what others are doing much less hate on them or troll them.
  2. Hurt people hurt people

Happy people don’t hate. Only hateful people hate.
Whole people don’t hurt others. Only hurt people hurt people.

James Arthur Ray

Carl Jung taught us about projection a long time ago. “That which is most unconscious within us must of need be projected onto others.”

People who are wounded and hurt do their best to put their hurt onto others. Feel compassion for them. They’re very unhappy, wounded and unfulfilled; and they’ve fooled themselves into thinking that if they can bring someone else down it will make them feel better.

It won’t.

I’d love nothing more than to help you not only become ultra-happy, successful and fulfilled, but also help you let go of all the hurt and unconscious and unresolved emotional issues that are stealing your energy and life.

Please know that my team and I are ready to support you in any way possible.

Be a Leader. Live Your Purpose, and Take Your Power Back!


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