Stop Whining and Start a Revolution

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Stop Whining and Start a Revolution

Category : Level Up

I always liked seeing this bumper sticker, but I don’t like it anymore. It used to inspire me, but then I started seeing it everywhere. I’d see it on cars surrounded by the usual complement of other stickers that likely came from the same vape shop. You know, the “CoExist” sticker with all the religious symbols, some type of legalize marijuana sticker, and at least one sticker about saving some animal or another.

I’m all for the not whining part, but the other part just doesn’t work anymore. Think about it, if people actually started a revolution every time they got insulted or butt hurt, then we’d be exactly…where we are now. There’s a new revolution around every corner, and most of them involve a lot of whining on social media and a whole lot of people who fall smack into the “I’m a victim too” mob mentality. I’ve quit watching the news and stopped following people who only ever talk about things they’re never willing to do anything about. It’s made me so much happier and more stress free.

Here’s the thing. Revolution really is needed sometimes. I’m talking about that in the most general of terms too. It’s needed in your business, in your family life, in our country, and in everything from your morning routine to how you sleep at night. So many things need sudden and specific changes.

I’d love to help you do that, whether it’s through my coaching or my lectures. If I can help, get in touch.

For now, I’d like to leave you with a few things that might help your revolution…

1. Watch this video- How Many People Does It Take to Start a Revolution. If you really do want to start something real, maybe this will help.

2. Decide what you want to change. Be very specific. It’s like picking a niche for your business. Me, I want to change how young boys become men in our American culture. That’s why I wrote Rite of Passage- Initiating Your Son in Adulthood. I guess you could consider it my manifesto for a revolution.

3. Write a manifesto. Don’t be all Unabomber on this thing. I’m just saying that you need to concisely write out what you’re doing, why, and the desired result in a way that helps you build support. Chris Guillebeau wrote one that’s an excellent example. You can download it free right HERE.

4. Let me know about it. If you have a valid revolution you’re starting from something personal to world-changing, and you’ve followed the steps above, I’d love to hear about it. I may even help promote it through my channels.

Until then, stop whining and get to work on your revolution.

Dr. Dave, Your revolution maestro


This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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Can Taking Photos of Trash Change Your World?

Category : Coaching

I recently came across an article about a janitor at a U.S. border crossing processing and detention facility. The article made me both incredibly sad and angry at the same time on so many different levels. The janitor, who was also a photographer, starting taking and photographing the seized and trashed belongings of migrants coming into the United States.

Now, before this gets political in your mind, I beg you to consider a different point-of-view. I’m not trying to change your mind on how you feel about walls, borders, immigrants, the President, or any of that stuff. You don’t know my opinion on this, and I’m not revealing it here. I want you to consider the people side of things and think about it in terms of your own life and business.

1. Are there things you need to shed in your life to make a positive change? I’m not really a minimalist. I live more on the side of an essentialist philosophy in life. Have only the possessions you absolutely need or love. These folks show up with little and leave with even less.

2. Is there a place you want to be or a journey you need to take where it’s worth giving up EVERYTHING to do it? Immigrants and refugees are willing to do this, usually for safety or a better life. Are you?

3. Are there policies, practices, or habits in place that keep you from doing the right thing when you need to? The janitor may likely get into trouble with the government for exposing their practices in this. They take everything and simply throw it away. Even cash, toilet paper, Bibles, and other essentials. This simply dehumanizes people who get processed into America.

I’ve toured the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC several times, and one of the most emotionally draining displays there for me was gazing upon piles of items taken from Jews who were processed into concentration camps. I’m not comparing the two events, but simply the practice. In that respect, I help a lot of clients that sometimes have policies and rules in place that dehumanize their customers and turn them into numbers. If you think I’m making that up, try calling your local Internet or phone provider for something. Tell me if you feel like a valued customer when you’re done. It pains me to see small businesses do this.

I want you to go read the article on the janitor right HERE. If the link is broken, just Google “Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Immigrants”.

Let the emotion of it sink in.

Then I want you to sit back and ponder my words above and how this man’s actions can make you a better person or business owner.

If I can help you on your journey, reach out.

Dr. Dave



This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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