WHAT DO TEENAGED DRUG DEALERS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE IN COMMON?
This is a HUGE reality in the shaping of cultural norms, societal behavior, consumer markets and criminality. Let me say something about the masses. Criminals don’t care about which laws are on the books. Write all the laws you wish to control the behavior of the masses. The one group who will not modify their behavior are those who can financially justify the “RISK VS REWARD” of breaking the law. In most instances, the reward follows the risk. The greater the risk, the fewer the competitors. The harsher the penalty the more the payoff.
Then there are those who are “masterminds” of criminality who look for every loop hole. They find ways to avoid arrest, keep their hands clean, let someone else take the fall and still reap the rewards for themselves.
In 2001 certain “over the counter” medications were moved to the “controlled substance” category. Thousands of meth labs were shut down and out of business over the next few years. Did the meth problem go away? NO - in Portland as one small example there are dozens of rehab clinics run by the local city and state government. They house mostly heroine and meth addicts in their 20s. There are also 60,000 college students of whom the dealers make prime market targets. The statistic at one time was close to 50% of people addicted to heroin in Portland are college age young people.
So if they shut down the labs how is the problem still around? CRIMINALS don’t care about the law. Greater risk. Greater reward. The Mexican Cartels saw a huge market opportunity. They started their own labs and now run the I-5 corridor all the way up the coast to a market of 30,000+ users and sell all they can.
Here’s my MAIN point. Laws which are manipulated under the guise of changing societal behavior only modify the behavior of civil minded NON CRIMINAL people to begin with. Creating greater risk for normal folks and higher reward for those who disregard the law to begin with.
This is a leadership lesson because “Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less.” Criminals have equal influence to the behavior of society as law makers. The question you better be asking yourself is who has a long term agenda you can tolerate the most.
Heads up people. It’s not what you think!
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Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.