Why a Biblical Worldview Matters

WorldviewWhen your worldview is wrong, every decision you make is wrong.

Cartoon Networks animated Children’s show “The Amazing World of Gumball (a twelve-year-old car) looks up at the sky and asks, “Tell me universe, what is the meaning of life?”

In response, the planets sing a catchy tune. And it’s completely atheistic.

When you think you’ve got a problem and your life is full of doubt Remember in the scheme of things your puny, little, tiny, weeny, meager, futile, worthless…Gloomy, bleak, and pitiful Life just does not count!”

And we wonder why our kids are killing kids?

Actions you can take to protect and teach your kids:

  1. Become aware of what entertainment your kids are exposing themselves to.
  2. Teach your kids how to actively engage entertainment rather than passively absorb it. Don’t allow the culture to think for them. Use this list of questions to guide the conversation: What is the main story or overarching theme? How are the characters portrayed? Who are the good guys? The villains? How are the visuals used to illustrate and accentuate the storyline? What’s the central conflict? Whom does it involve? Is it resolved and how? What values are promoted directly and indirectly? What is the good life according to the movie? Are there any religious references? If so, what is said and how is religion portrayed? What worldviews are explored in the movie? How are they portrayed? Are there any historical references? Are they accurate or inaccurate? How do messages match up with Scripture? Do this not only with movies and tv but with song lyrics and books. Help your kids to not only see the truth from lies but also how media can manipulate the narrative. (See Framing by PragerU). The goal isn’t to get them to stop exposing themselves to junk; it’s to get them to understand why it’s junk and they can stop themselves from becoming a sheeple.
  3. Replace toxic screen time with better screen time. Replace Netflix and Disney Channel with Phil Vischer’s, “What’s in the Bible”. Substitute the mindless media with thoughtful entertainment.
  4. Create alternatives to entertainment consumption.
  5. Get your kids outside.
  6. For younger kids, do t let the screen become the babysitter.
  7. Help them develop the READING habit.
  8. Practice what you preach.

Remember that as followers of Jesus, we are to be in the world, but not of it.

(Source: “A Practical Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle)

Let me tell you what motivates me to help you build a BIZ to sell

Build itWhether exiting or selling your business is even on your mind is not really the question. Plainly, every owner eventually transitions their business. The significant question is: Have you created a business that is attractive and valuable enough that someone else even wants to buy it much less pay you big bucks for it?

Business value doesn’t come from just selling more or increasing revenue, it comes from being able to find, hire and keep the right employees who make decisions as good or better than you would make, it’s about knowing who your ideal target customers are so you can create a marketing strategy and messaging that resonates, stands above the “noise” of the marketplace and gets heard and understood because it is clear, easy to understand, memorable and repeatable.  It’s about having systems that allow your business to run on auto-pilot whether you are there or not. And it’s about Cash-Is-King – having positive cash flow.

Here are some sobering thoughts: [source: Exit Planning Institute]

One: 70-80% of all small businesses are not saleable for the terms and/or timeline the owner wants because it won’t pass the due diligence test. One of those tests is whether the business is dependent upon a single person or a small group of people – lack of systematization. No sophisticated buyer is going to even want to purchase a business like that.

Two: 80 to 90% of an owner’s financial wealth is locked-up in their businesses.

Three: 63% of the business owners indicated they needed the income from the business to support their lifestyle.

Four: 56% of the business owners indicated they needed to harvest the value of their business to support their lifestyle post-transition.

Let me tell you what motivates me to help you build a BIZ to sell.             

I’ve owned and operated a small business for over 35 years and I’ve sold two multi-million-dollar businesses that were sold on timelines and terms I didn’t want.

In 2003 I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and treated at Mayo for 5 years.

During these 5 years, I learned that my cancer was likely caused by my exposure to petrochemicals – a product extremely prevalent in my auto dealership.

I had two young teenage children at the time and I had to make a choice, keep my dealership and risk a reoccurrence of my cancer or sell and live to see my kids graduate and maybe even marry.

I sold it in 2008.  Not the peak economic time to sell.

Then three years ago, my brother got terminal cancer. Before he died, he asked for my help selling his office equipment business.  His dream was to sell for $5.5 million when he decided to sell at retirement.

The problem: He thought he had plenty of time to build his business to thrive without him, after all, he was still in his 50’s.

We ended up selling for a far cry from his desired amount.

Those two lessons motivated me to work with small business owners to build their business to thrive as well without them as with them.

Small to medium-sized businesses are the heart and soul of America.

When I sold my new car/truck dealership, I employed 82 people.

Like you, I never missed a payroll.

And like you, we provided access to great health care for them and their spouse and kids.

Our employees purchased homes, autos, recreational vehicles, groceries, took vacations, and their kids got to go to better schools all because we sold products and services that people wanted and needed.

When businesses like yours succeed (and eventually successfully transition to a new owner) the world becomes a much better place. Not just because of the money, we put back into circulation, but when we run a principle-centered BIZ, we affect the community as a whole.

Together, it’s businesses like yours that build the middle class.

It’s because of what you do, children get to go home tonight to a warm meal and sleep in a warm bed.  And tomorrow they get to wake up and go to a good school.

We don’t want to help you grow your business just because of you alone. We know what you do with your money. We know the legacy you are leaving matters to a whole community by creating jobs that matter and communities of co-workers that are truly meaningful.

Here’s to the success of your marketing and selling messaging, the systems that help your business run on auto-pilot and the empowered workforce that all allows you to focus on the real success of your business and the legacy you leave.

God Bless you and all you do.

If the owner IS the business, it’s worth nothing.
If the owner runs the business, it may be worth something.
If the business is totally independent of the owner and he or she can take 4-week vacations whenever they want, THEN it is worth money
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P.S. After the execution of our program, you may not want to sell because it will be running so smoothly on virtual auto-pilot generating more cash then you thought possible.

P.S.S. Even if you’re not planning on selling, building your company to Sell It is building a company that is built to own.

Build Your BIZ to Sell It

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Even if you’re not planning on selling, building your company to Sell It is building a company that is built to own.

Build your business from the inside out to run independently of you AND in the process, make it valuable enough that someone would be willing to pay you big bucks for it and allow you to sell on a timeline & terms of YOUR choosing. We do this by helping you to identify, focus on and execute the very few Critically important goals that will give you 5, 10, 20 or even 100X’s ROI.

Business owners are SWAMPED, caught in the Whirlwind of the Urgent of their day-to-day activities; always putting out fires, taking on more responsibilities but not having the time, systems, people, or cash flow to handle them. They are so overwhelmed that they no longer have the confidence to know what to say “Yes” to and what to say “No” to. All because they have no True North Compass to guide them.

You are not only risking your business but your emotional well-being, physical health, family, marriage, personal savings, and possibly even your retirement – but you don’t have to. Our “Build Your BIZ from the Inside Out” product will give you back control of your time, your business and ultimately, your life.

You will no longer be confused about what to focus on and fix next, what to say ‘Yes’ to and what to say ‘No’ to. You will learn to identify and execute on the One Thing, that if you do it, everything else is either easier or unnecessary. 

In short, your business will now be working for you instead of you working for it.

A good ROT to remember:

If the owner IS the business, it’s worth nothing.
If the owner runs the business, it may be worth something.
If the business is totally independent of the owner and he or she can take 4-week vacations whenever they want, THEN it is worth money.

Here are some sobering thoughts: [source: Exit Planning Institute].  70-80% of all small businesses are not saleable for the terms and/or timeline the owner wants because it won’t pass the due diligence test.

To pass this test, focus all of your energy, time and resources in 6 Key Areas:

Connect Mission & Guiding Principles:  Most companies have mission statements that no one understands, is confusing and not at all memorable. Because of this, your marketing messaging gets caught up in the noise of the marketplace.

Your systems, your meetings and most critically, your employees are confused about your company’s purpose and this then spills into everything else.  And, if your employees are confused, imagine how your customers must feel.

Fix this confusion and suddenly your marketing is clear, your meetings are more effective, employees are aligned & unified and everyone is in the same boat, rowing in the same direction executing at the highest levels of excellence.

Create Consistent Positive Cash Flow: Positive cash flow gives you the financial cushion – and confidence – to implement changes AND make your BIZ more attractive to future potential buyers because they won’t have to commit funds to working capital.

80/20 Selling & Marketing – through targeting the right audience, isolating your unique offering and helping you clarify your messaging so it is clear, easy to understand and make people want to follow you – your marketing and selling message will stand out amongst the noise of the marketplace and attract the highest quality customers – the 20% that will generate 80% of your results.

Systematization of Key Functions – Identify & isolate your core functions that have the highest impact on your BIZ

Build Your Team: Recruit & Retain Super Star Employees & Managers – the 20% that generates 80%.

  • Build a website recruiting page that recruits the right people 24/7
  • Rewrite job descriptions & job ads

Execute – You will no longer be confused about what to focus on and fix next, what to say ‘Yes’ to and what to say ‘No’ to.  You will learn to identify and execute the One Thing, that if you do it, everything else is either easier or unnecessary.

Most people do too much. Their lives are cluttered with unnecessary stuff and a confusing, burdensome array of choices. They waste themselves responding to the urgent while ignoring the important. They’re busy, but not all that effective. They’re burning calories they don’t need to.

In contrast, highly effective people think differently and are focused and calm. They concentrate on only the most important, and on the one thing that really matters.

So, instead of throwing more effort at whatever situation or problem you face, consider first, what you can discontinue.

The key to getting more with less is more about stopping than starting, it’s about knowing what to quit doing, what to say no to.

Create white space in your schedule, in your mind and in your life as a whole. It’s about emptying your days of those things that don’t justify your time and effort because the return on investment is so poor.

Imagine taking some of this new white space you’ve created by uncluttering your life and investing it in those things that really matter and count the most, work best, and bring the greatest rewards getting you 5,10, 15, 20 or even 100 times improvements.

5 Principles of Execution:

  1. Connect & Communicate Mission & Guiding Principles Execution begins with clear, concise, easy to understand communication. When the message is clear, stakeholders will listen which is the first step to commitment and engagement. When we confuse ‘em, we lose ‘em.
  2. Put First Things First – Focus on the Critically Important First Things – the 5% that generates 95%. Eliminate everything else – create white space.
  3. Act on Lead Measure Activities. Define and Act on the Leveraged action that will enable you to achieve your Critical Goal
  • Predictive:  measures something leading to the goal
  • Influenceable:  something that can be changed
  1. Create a compelling way to measure and track – you cannot manage what you do not measure & track
  2. Create a rhythm of accountability – weekly 20-minute accountability meeting

What It Takes to Say “No”

Most people do too much. Their lives are cluttered with unnecessary stuff and a confusing, burdensome array of choices. They waste themselves responding to the urgent while ignoring the important. They’re busy, but not all that effective. They’re burning calories they don’t need to.

In contrast, highly effective people think differently and are focused and calm. They concentrate on only the most important, and on the one thing that really matters.

So, instead of throwing more effort at whatever situation or problem you face, consider first, what you can discontinue.

The key to getting more with less is more about stopping than starting, it’s about knowing what to quit doing, what to say no to.

Create white space in your schedule, in your mind and in your life as a whole. It’s about emptying your days of those things that don’t justify your time and effort because the return on investment is so poor.

Imagine taking some of this new white space you’ve created by uncluttering your life and investing it in those things that really matter and count the most, work best, and bring the greatest rewards getting you 5,10, 15, 20 or even 100 times improvements.

The first thing you need to do is create white space in your life. Eliminate the deadwood.

The only place to get the time to create this white space, in the beginning, is from your Quadrant III and Quadrant IV activities.

To work in Quadrant II requires you to be proactive because Quadrants I and III work on you. To say “yes” to the important Quadrant II priorities, you have to learn to say “no” to other things.

Most people would say that the reason they are not as effective as they should or could be is a lack of discipline. On the surface, this sounds reasonable but if you give it deeper thought, the real problem is that their priorities have not become deeply ingrained in their hearts and minds. They haven’t internalized Habit 2 – Begin With The End In Mind.

A lot of people recognize the value of Quadrant II activities, whether they identify them as such or not. And they attempt to give priority to those activities and integrate them into their daily lives through self-discipline but without a principle center and personal mission statement and guiding principles, they don’t have the necessary foundation to sustain their efforts.

A Quadrant II focus is a worldview that grows out of being principle-centered.

It’s almost impossible to say “No” to the unnecessary urgency of the whirlwind, the popularity of the Quadrant III or the pleasure of escape of the Quadrant IV if you don’t have a bigger “yes” burning inside.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Habits of Highly Effective People are broken down into two categories and are sequential.

Private Victories which always precedes Public Victories.

Private Victory Habits:

  1. Be Proactive – the Principle of Self-Awareness, Personal Vision, and Responsibility.    Being proactive is more than just taking initiative. It is recognizing that you are responsible for your own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than moods and conditions.

2. Begin with the End in Mind – the Principle of Leadership, Vision, Purpose, and Mission. We first create a mental VISION for the finished project. We always have a clear PURPOSE in mind. Identify and commit to the principles, relationships, and purposes that matter most.

3. Put 1st Things 1st – the Principle of Managing Time and Priorities Around Roles and Goals. This habit is about organizing and executing around our most important priorities not by the urgent agendas and forces surrounding us.  This teaches you how and what to FOCUS on and Fix Next. You will KNOW what to say ‘Yes’ to and what to say ‘No’ to with confidence.

Public Victory Habits:

4. Think Win-Win (or No Deal) – the Principle of Seeking Mutual Benefit. Thinking win-win is a frame of mind and heart that seeks mutual benefit and mutual respect in all interactions. It’s thinking in terms of abundance and opportunity rather than scarcity and adversarial competition.  SERVITUDE HEART

5. Seek First to Understand then to Be Understood – the Principle of Empathetic Communication. When we listen with the intent to understand, rather than simply to reply, we begin true communication and relationship building.   Opportunities to speak openly and be understood come much more naturally and easily. Seeking to understand takes consideration; seeking to be understood takes courage. Effectiveness lies in the balancing or blending of the two.

6. Synergize – the Principle of Creative Cooperation. This is the 3rd Alternative – not my way, not your way, but a third way that is better than either of us would come up with on our own. It’s the fruit of respecting, valuing and even celebrating the differences. It’s the creative cooperation of 1 + 1 = 3, 11, 111…

7. Sharpen the Saw – the Principle of Continuous Improvement. Sharpening the saw is about constantly renewing ourselves in the four basic areas of life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.

The first three Habits can be summarized in a very simple four-word expression: Make and keep promises. (Note: it isn’t just about honoring a commitment, it’s also about having the courage of character to make a commitment because you know you’ll honor it). 

The next three habits can be summarized: Involve people in the problem and work out the solution together. 

You will never master these habits, but by simply working on them on a daily basis, you will set yourself up for the success highly effective people enjoy.

Climate Change Predicted in Revelation:

Revelation 6 through 8 predicts the destruction of the earth’s ecology during the Tribulation.

The first four trumpets (Rev 8:1 – 9:21) announce the divine destruction of the earth’s ecology.

So, in a sense, these leftist climate change mongers are correct.  Earth’s ecology is going to be destroyed, which WILL facilitate the destruction of billions of lives; what they get wrong, is that there is nothing we can do about it.

Yes, as commanded by God in Genesis, man is to be responsible overseers of and protectors of the ecology, and there are actually some good ideas by these climate change mongers, but the full agenda they advocate is not Gods will, but rather likely Satan’s.

You can even see the anger, deceit, and hatred (all characteristics of the father of lies) these people espouse that borders on insanity.

It comes back to world 🌎 view again.

In the final analysis, there are really only two worldviews.

God’s, the Creator of the universe – which is called a Biblical Worldview (BWV) and all others, which we can call Satan’s.

Think Like Jesus: A Biblical Worldview

At the time Barna took his survey [2003] there were 210M adults in America of which 175M or 83% claimed to be Christian but when asked questions that reveal their true nature, we get a different view of reality.

Professing christians, call themselves Christian but have not made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ or do not believe they will go to heaven simply because they accept Jesus as their Savior – these are labeled “Not Born-again Christian.”

Questions Designed to Determine Whether ONE IS A Born-Again Christian:

Have you ever made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in your life today?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Don’t know

The following statements are about what will happen to you after you die. Answer which ONE of these statements best describes your own belief about this issue. Which comes closest to what you believe?

  1. When I die, I will go to heaven because I have tried to obey the Ten Commandments.
  2. When I die, I will go to Heaven because I am basically a good person.
  3. When I die, I will go to Heaven because I have confessed my sins and have accepted Jesus Christ as my savior.
  4. When I die, I will go to Heaven because God loves all people and will not let them perish.
  5. When I die, I will not go to Heaven.
  6. I do not know what will happen after I die.
  7. Other (Explain):
  8. Don’t know.

NOTE: A respondent is categorized as “born again” if they say “yes” to the first question and choose option 3 above in response to the second question. All other response patterns classify the individual as a non-born-again Christian.

The next level are those we can label Born-again Christians [80M; 38% of the 210M or 46% of 175m who profess to be christian] which includes people who have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and have accepted Him as their Savior but have not yet accepted Him as their Lord. They do not believe in absolute moral truth or make choices by following Biblical Principles or do not possess a Biblical stand on the six belief statements regarding salvation, trust in the Bible, personal responsibility to evangelize, Satan’s existence, Jesus’ sinless life, and the nature of God.

The final level, are those who are Born-again Christian with a Biblical Worldview (BWV). Only 3% of the total American population is Born-Again Christian with a Biblical Worldview – 7 million of the 210 million adults!!  [9% of the Born Again Christians; or only 4% of “professing christians”].

These are people who have accepted Jesus as not only their Savior but also their Lord; they accept there is absolute moral truth and make their moral choices based on the principles of the Bible; trust Christ for their salvation; and have a worldview that reflects the six key faith issues (salvation, trust in the Bible as the absolute inerrant and infallible Word of God, Personal responsibility to evangelize, Satan’s existence, Jesus’ sinless life and the nature of God).

Having a Biblical Worldview (BWV) will help answer these 7 critical questions:

  1. Does God exist?
  2. What is the character and nature of God?
  3. How and why was the world created?
  4. What is the nature and purpose of man [humanity]?
  5. What happens after we die on earth?
  6. What spiritual authorities exist?
  7. What is truth?

There is no more critical thing you can develop within yourself than that of a Biblical Worldview.

Those without a BWV will make wrong decisions on some level for almost every issue under the sun.

Why? Because they start with faulty, wrong, or corrupt assumptions. And when you start with wrong assumptions, you come to wrong conclusions.

Living without a BWV also makes you a SNIOP – Susceptible to the Negative Influences of Other People.

SNIOPS are easily influenced by the superficial – like fake news because deep down they know they don’t know.

[Swiped from the book by George Barna of the same title]

Primary Greatness

Harvard Business professor Amy Cuddy spent 15 years studying how business leaders can make a good first impression. She distilled her research into two questions people subconsciously ask when meeting someone.

Can I trust this person?

Can I respect this person? 

Primary Greatness is who you really are – your character, your integrity, your deepest motives and desires. It is achieved by those who have a mission and a purpose to serve that is higher than themselves, a lasting contribution to make.

Primary Greatness is principle-centered; God-centered; based on a Biblical worldview and is where your private victories come from.

Private Victories is a result of exercising your primary greatness and always precedes Public Victories.  Work on character first. Personality will naturally follow.

Shallow, immature people work on personality. They are constantly “selling” themselves to others.  To focus on personality before character is to grow the leaves without the roots.

Secondary Greatness is what the world acknowledges – popularity, title, position, fame, fortune, honors, possessions.

Three ‘C’s of Primary Greatness:

Competence: Demonstrates authority. Can I respect this person?

Character: Demonstrates integrity. Can I trust this person?

Communication: Demonstrates clarity of competence and character so people listen and want to follow your advice.  You can have character strength but lack effective communication skills – and that will effectively negate competence & character.

Strategy and Execution

There are two things a leader can influence when it comes to producing results: your strategy [plan] and your ability to execute [implement] that strategy.

Which of these do you struggle with the most? Is it creating a strategy, or executing that strategy?

Every MBA program I know of teaches strategy but few that I’ve heard of spend much time, if any, teaching how to execute that strategy.

Figuring out what you want to do is relatively easy; the challenge comes in getting people to implement or execute on that strategy at a level of excellence you want and need.

Executing a strategy that requires a lasting change in the behavior of people is one of the biggest challenges any leader faces.

In the book “The 4 Disciplines of Execution”, the authors talk about two kinds of strategy:

One is a “stroke-of-pen” strategy, things like capital investment, expansion of staff, process change, strategic acquisition, media mix or change in product mix. It’s called a stroke-of-pen strategy because you execute it simply by ordering or authorizing it to be done.

The other type of strategy is a behavioral-change strategy. This is something you can’t just order to get done because executing it requires the buy-in and cooperation of people. Examples are: improved customer service, higher quality, faster responsiveness, consistency in the delivery of your offering, or one I am very familiar with is implementing a one-best-price strategy for an auto dealership. To execute this strategy requires a change in the behavior of every employee.

Leaders tend to not recognize a behavioral-change strategy for its significance and difficulty until they attempt to execute. Typical is for leaders to assume the people are the problem. But they would be wrong. W. Edwards Deming taught that any time the majority of the people have a behavioral problem, the people are not the problem, the system is.

The very first thing to address is the clarity of the strategic desired end result through messaging. Research indicates that less than 1 of 5 employees could articulate, much less understand, the organizations wildly important goal or goals.

And of those that did know and understand the strategic objective, only about half could say they were passionate about it. Lack of commitment then is the second thing to address.

Thirdly, accountability is another major issue. A staggering 80% said they were not held accountable for achieving the strategic desired end result and finally, about 90 percent had no idea of their specific role in achieving it.

In summary, people don’t know what your goals are, why they are important so they’re not committed to achieving it, they don’t know what they are specifically supposed to do about it and they aren’t held accountable to its success.

The real enemy of getting the right things done is the whirlwind of the urgent, more commonly referred to as your day job! The distractions of the fires that assault every manager and leader on a day to day basis.

I used to call this the bucking bronco.

I used to feel like the moment I walked in the door to my dealership I jumped atop a bucking bronco and prayed I could stay on for the duration of the day without getting bucked off.

The “urgent” things act on you, whereas the wildly important strategic goals are things that are important and you have to act on them.

Problem: If you ignore the urgent, they will kill you today but when you ignore the wildly important, they will kill you tomorrow. You have to do both.

The Covey group created a plan called 4 Disciplines of Execution that is based on the principle found in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Here are the 4 Disciplines followed by a fifth that is insinuated in their book but I’m going to establish it as a MUST 5th step.

One: FOCUS on the Wildly Important – the 80/20 Principle: This is about getting more with less. As humans, we are hardwired to be able to focus on 1 or 2 goals at one time. When you narrow your focus, it is easier to distinguish between what is truly important and what is simply the whirlwind.

Two: Act on Lead Measures – whatever strategy you are attempting to implement, your success will be dependent on two types of measures: lag and lead.

Lag measures tell you if you’ve accomplished your goal. [typical lag measures are revenue, profit, market share and customer satisfaction].

Lead measures are quite different. They measure the most high-impact behaviors your team will execute that will drive the success of the lag measures.  A good lead measure has two basic characteristics: It is predictable and influenceable.

Three: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard – people play differently when they’re keeping score. This is the principle of engagement. The highest level of performance comes from those who are emotionally engaged and the best way to foster employee engagement is to keep score.

Four: Create a Cadence of Accountability – unless we hold each other accountable, the goal will slowly disintegrate into the whirlwind of the urgent. This accountability happens through regular weekly meetings of any and all teams or individuals that have a wildly important goal. The best cadence is weekly, 20-minute meetings where each person answers a simple question: “What are the one or two most important things I can do this week that will have the highest and biggest impact on the scoreboard?

This 5th step will take EXECUTION over the top: Effective Communication that is clear, simple and easy to understand. The messaging needs to help your employees understand the WHAT, WHY and HOW we can help them survive and thrive through the execution of the strategy and goals.

A strategy is relatively easy to come up with, executing on that strategy takes hard work, focus and effective communication skills and principle-centered leaders.

Right Thinking Leads to Right Results

Right thinking leads to right actions, which leads to right results.

Wrong thinking leads to wrong actions, which leads to wrong results.

No matter how successful he might appear, the wrong thinker is a slave to his wrongness.

He makes many plans that don’t ever seem to work out. He is constantly torn between duty and desire.

His life is constantly oscillating between tension and internal friction.

Rarely can he do as he pleases and ends up often doing things he would rather avoid.

The problem is that unbeknownst to him, he is being deprived of opportunities because he has proven his untrustworthiness in a myriad of small things.

When honest people get his number, they simply ignore him or frustrate him.

Honest people of integrity, no longer associate with him on free and easy terms and seldom does he even know it.

There are numerous people who go thru life never knowing what they don’t know simply because they have destroyed others confidence in them, and just never know it.

A man, woman or entity of integrity has nothing to fear and nothing to hide. They are transparent and authentic.

Conversely, the man, woman or entity that does not have integrity has everything to fear and is rarely authentic and transparent.

Make a point of being honestly authentic.

The habitually dishonest person bases much of his thinking on false assumptions by not viewing current reality honestly, thus he is constantly coming to wrong conclusions.

Honesty and integrity make you invulnerable to other people’s troubles and doesn’t cause trouble for yourself or your business.

Dishonest (wrong) thinkers are constantly seeking something for nothing and blame others for their troubles because they fail to recognize the truth of the Principle of Inside-out.

“What causes trouble for a person is less a lack of intelligence than a lack of honest thought.” – Richard Wetherill, Right is Might