Donald Trump and Steve Jobs made the same career mistake: They listened to experts when they already are the experts.
Taking advice from people who know more is always a good thing. But, that doesn’t always mean taking advice. Sometimes that means trusting your own instincts.
How do you know whether to take advice or to advise yourself?—proof!
Look at your track record. Does your history—your resume, your folio, your record, your wake of failed kamikaze attackers—prove that you knew what was coming when your opposite-opinion “advisers” still don’t fully get it? If so, listen to history. · · · →
For some reason, 2018 really does feel like it’s going to be different. That feeling deviates from my normal New Years vibe. In all likelihood, that’s because 2018 will be different for me. But, is it only for me? I’m not sure, yet.
Korea faces reunification, mainly from a combination of pressure, threats, “caught in the acts”, and open diplomacy from the new South Korean president. Just remember, diplomacy alone wouldn’t have solved anything. Strength win wars; communication wins peace—never underestimate the importance of both. Once Korea unites, political polarities elsewhere will shift.
Then, there’s the moral issue.
I see more and more stories of nudism and hedonism among the wealthy and well-to-do. Dirty parties are a “thing” in Silicon Valley, apparently. But, it’s becoming a trend across the globe. That crowd argues “a natural” and “openness to new ideas”. I myself find a slight contradiction: Tech programmers understand the need for rules on some level, including code formats and tech security protocols. · · · →
Usurpers see the masses as mere numbers to exploit to gain populous support for what they want. Tyrants and manipulative bosses don’t view people as intelligent and personally responsible for their choices. They see the masses as programmable by propaganda and nothing more. If the masses disagree with the tyrant, the tyrant blames the propagandists. That’s the paradigm of a psychopath.
But, God views all people as personally accountable for their choices. His view is a stark contrast to that of the tyrant.
These different leadership worldviews make the difference in failure and success. It’s a matter of respecting everyone. · · · →