today's rugged landscape of geopolitical, social and individual
psychology, enormous flexibility is the only virtue that you need in
dealing with your life and present economic conditions. You will need
to bend enough so that you don't break. This is a time where you as an
individual and the collective world community are going to be taking
some tough emotional, spiritual, physical and financial blows.
So, what do you need to pay attention to in order to
step up to the
plate and be successful?
TAKE ACTION: Whatever crisis that you face, it must
be confronted swiftly and aggressively. Let's look at what our
government did. It responded with interest rate cuts, tax rebates, tarp
funding and fiscal stimulus. This is something that the Japanese didn't
do when their economy went into the tank and suffered a 10 year
bottoming out. Of course, when you act swiftly and aggressively, there
may be little mistakes along the way. But, to do nothing is to invite
financial and emotional disaster. Remember, the sun is still shining
and the flowers will bloom as the springtime of your life is about to
if your financial equity has fallen significantly, you still have
equity in many areas of your life and your finances. However, during
the aforementioned Japanese crisis, financial, political and emotional
equity dropped significantly lower than the American psyche. You, and
we as Americans, have the resources deep inside that can
pull us up and out of any crisis. Emotionally, you can go beyond
the beyond that is beyond all beyondness; if
you just take the time to take care of your inner and outer business.
ATTACK YOUR FINANCIAL DEBT: Financial debt can
significantly affect your emotional and spiritual well-being; including
your health. You have a choice not to let financial debt influence
these other areas. You can use your intellect, feelings and
spirituality to uplift your spirit and eventually solve your financial
problems. Try to think in terms of making your self mentally more
healthy by vigorously attacking and solving your financial problems.
Mental and financial help should and could be integrated. Get busy!
REBUILD AND RESTRUCTURE: Live your life by
having a lot of liquidity and relatively little debt. Do you get it?
Rebuild and restructure your emotional, mental and financial balance
sheets. At the present time, unemployment rates are not as high as in
the 1981 recession, which featured months of 10% unemployment. Don't
flirt with becoming one of the 10%. One of your greatest virtues is
enormous flexibility as compared with Japan's rigid thinking of
the 1990s. Get rid of rigid thinking..... not
only in your personal but also in your occupational and financial life.
GET SMART, REORGANIZE AND ENGAGE: You are an American
and deep inside of you, you have an American archetype. Tap into it.
Other people and other cultures possess psyches that plunge them into
long extended Dark Nights of the Soul. Take a look at Somalia.
The collective psyche of that country prevents them from coming out of
total chaos and anarchy. Murder, rape and piracy are their way of
coping with personal and collective disaster. This kind of mentality
prevents good intentioned people from exercising their creative
problem-solving abilities. Don't let your personal oppression keep you
in the dumpster. Get very good at coming out of the denial phase. You
can engage in partisan bickering over your situation as if it's a
healthy thing. It means that you and yours are willing to openly
grapple with your problems. Obviously, there has been a lot of wastefulness
in your emotional, relational, occupational and spiritual life.
Acknowledge your mistakes and your wastefulness and remember that the
risk of inaction can stymie your progress.
BE FLEXIBLE AND EXPLORE
YOUR OPTIONS: When you are rigid in your life and relationships,
you cannot see the many options available to you. On a global
level, you can see this in the prevalence of rigid political
regimes. My ability to integrate psychological issues and
geopolitical psychological types has provided my clients the
opportunity to explore many personal and financial options, otherwise
unavailable to them. Personal exploration leads to insight and an inner
world of solution oriented answers.
me give you two examples. One is North
Korea and the other is Iran. Both regimes reflect
national psyches that are extremely rigid in their perceptions of
reality. The same can be said of fascist Germany and Stalinist
Communism in the 20th century. Your leadership must integrate a very
flexible, negotiable, problem solving collective style. This is no time
for rigidity of ego. Rigid thinking provokes anger, rage, retaliation,
excessive unreal competition and eventually self-destruction. Does any
of that ring a bell?
WALK THE WALK FOR CHANGE: If you want to take a
closer look at the problems in the world and in your own personal life,
you may want to examine the elements of threat that people pose to one
another. What comes out of your mouth? Is it poison or is it a sweet
savor of love? Do you talk crap or do you talk love?
good is it if a man profits the whole world, but loses his soul?
Rigidity begets more rigidity. Flexibility begets flexibility. Bend a
little and you won't break. Allow insight to flow.
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we filmed them behind the scenes to catch the spontaneity of their
project. Part one of our behind the scenes video - which
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