Part of living the Warrior Way is to read something each day on sales, marketing, leadership or other, and to read until we have a revelation that can help our business. Knowledge without action gets us nowhere, so the second part is to share what we learn with others.
I first started sharing my lessons with a select inner circle. A few weeks ago I opened this opportunity up to a larger audience, of which you are a part.
Below is the email I sent to my subscribers this morning.
If you like what you read and want more lessons on sales, marketing, leadership and personal development, enter your email in the form on the right titled “Daily Mentoring With Robert W. Dempsey” and you'll be on the list.
In the show the Game of Thrones there are multiple families locked in a power struggle. Two of the main families are the Starks and the Lannisters.
Each stand for something different.
The Lannisters stand for money, power and domination.
The Starks stand for fairness, honesty, and survival.
It’s no coincidence the Lannisters live in the warm South and the Starks in the frigid North.
Characters in the show are either with one family or the other. Siding with one family makes you an enemy to the other, which, depending on the side you choose, can be very dangerous.
But not everyone chooses.
There are some who have opted out of the illusion that either family is right or wrong, one is good and the other evil.
These few follow a difficult path.
Cause being independent isn't easy…
It can get you labeled as a person without guts, unwilling to take a stand. People may call you wishy washy as you lean to one side and then the other. At worst you may be seen as an enemy to all sides.
You know this is not true.
It is easy to give in and allow group think to guide us.
It is easy to give up our independence of thought and let others think for us.
Life is complicated and hard, right? How easy it would be if I could simply leave the work of figuring out who I am, what I want, and how to get it to someone else!
But are you the kind of person who gives up?
Are you the kind of person who gives in?
No, you are not!
But that is what so many of us do, all for the sake of an illusory comfort and security which is nothing but that – an illusion. And a strong one at that!
It's time to break the illusion
In his teachings, Buddha said to not take what he said without question, rather we should discover for ourselves if there is truth in what he teaches.
I would have you consider that you should do the same in your life – discover for yourself what is truth and what is not.
That takes work.
It takes the work of calming our minds to a point where we can again hear the inner voice we all have that’s telling us which direction is right for us, which direction leads to true happiness.
If we blindly give in to what one group or tribe tells us is right or wrong – what to say and do and what not to say and do – and casually surrender our freedom of thought, then we’ll be chasing after a happiness we can see, but we will never catch.
Until next time my friend.
– Robert W. Dempsey