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I don’t care how you identity…
I only care about how you define yourself…
And still that doesn’t mean anything…
Because only your actions define you.
Put another way…
I could call that thing behind me anything I want…
Such as a butterfly…
And define it however I want to…
Such as a soft fun loving animal.
At the end of the day…
If I get out of this truck…
I am dead.
That doesn’t make the lion wrong…
Because that is what lions do.
The key is to learn what lions are…
And what they do…
And stay safe when around them.
Put another way…
There are dangerous in life and there are only two ways to learn…
The first one is…
From your own lessons…
And the second is…
From others.
When it comes to lions I am going to learn from others.
I think there are so many other lessons to learn from nature.
Such as…
Each environment grows something…
The question is what is growing…
And is it a flourishing and nurishing environment.
Does it grow big beautiful fruits and veggies…
Or can it barely sustain weeds?
Even the sands of the Sahara has some form of life in it.
But can it sustain human life?
If we look at the soil of the most prosperous environments…
And the soil of the most barren lands on this earth…
We could learn what creates thriving environments.
That same concept can be used in societies…
What are the characteristics of thriving and empowering societies?
I would say a couple are…
Honesty…
Integrity…
Helping your fellow human…
However they identity…
Because I have yet to see one person that doesn’t identify as human.
And humans have emotions…
And those emotions can be hurt…
If we don’t teach people that they are responsible for their emotions.
Another lesson from nature.
Just because a mosquito bits me doesn’t mean I am going to let it ruin my day…
And I am going to move to where mosquitos don’t bite me.
Put another way…
Just because someone calls you something doesn’t mean you are that…
You get to define yourself…
So don’t let someone tell you that you are a weed…
Because you are not.
You are one of the most special things ever created in this world…
And I think that many of us forget the miracles we truly are…
Because I know I have forgotten.
I think many have lost touch of the special gift we call…
Life.
And I would say that is because of…
Our environment.
Just like if I stayed in the mosquitos….
I will continue to get bitten…
And eventually…
It could be fatal.
The world we live in is no different.
We have goals and dreams…
And we need to feed them with the proper environment to help them grow.
Instead…
They get eaten alive…
And then we die a little.
But just like you can take barren soil…
And turn it into the most fertile lands…
You can take someone and change their environment…
And they can change as well…
But only if they haven’t defined themselves already.
Because if you take a lion…
And put him in the suburbs…
He is still a lion…
And is going to hurt people.
This is why it is so important for the kids to be in environments that help them thrive…
Because the environment determines how they define themselves.
And right now I see some ingredients missing from the environment they are growing up in.
And we as the adults in the room are responsible for the environment.
Because just like you can predict what grows by testing the soil…
You can see what the next generation will look like by the environment they grow up in.
And if we really cared about the kids…
And saw them for the special gift they are…
We would stand up and say something…
Because they don’t know any better.
We would understand they are going to be the ones leading our world one day…
And if they grow up in an environment of hate and hurt…
They are going to identify with that…
And think its okay.
You can identify as anyone you want.
Your race…
Your country…
Your skin color…
Your language…
Your religion…
Your favorite sports team…
Or a lover of chocolate.
We identity as so many things.
My question is…
How do you define yourself?
Another way to ask it…
What are the definitions to all of these things that you identify as?
And do your actions align with what you call yourself…
Because if your actions don’t align with how you define yourself…
There is a name for that.
It is called a…
Charlaton.
Also known as a…
Liar.
This is why we need to pick our principles and values wisely…
And give them to our kids.
So they have the right ingredients in their environment to grow and prosper.
Because principles and values are the ingredients that produce the environment we call…
Society.
You can say that principles and values are the soil of society.
And you can say anything you want…
But do your actions align with it?
And if they don’t…
It isn’t a problem…
Just stop calling yourself what you aren’t…
And correctly identify yourself so the world knows.
If you are someone that identifies with the principles of…
Intention…
Personal Responsibility…
Integrity…
Dreaming Big…
And…
Doing the work…
Then we need you to speak up…
Because there is some work to do to get this soil ready for the next generation.
Which will ultimately be the society we are all living in.
If you value…
Learning…
Doing hard things…
Becoming better…
Helping others…
Making a difference…
Then we need you to speak up…
Because these are the values of a thriving society.
But we can’t just speak up…
We have to take the actions…
And that can be scary…
But I promise if you face your fear…
And are the person you say you are…
It is an amazing life…
Because you are bringing something great to the world…
And this is why we are giving away all of our master classes…
And are creating an environment that supports thriving people and businesses.
Because we understand what’s at stake…
And it is way more than money.
It is our way of life as we know it.

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