WTF happened to hope?

What the FUCK happened to hope, idealism and belief in making a meaningful difference for humanity?

It got flushed down the toilet by the greedy, profit-driven industrial machine and its owners, who bought the politicians, bought the schools, the lawyers, the banks, the shares, in fact, the whole lot. Then turned us into compliant cogs in their machine. They have been controlling us with their ‘religions’ and myths of money, capitalism, democracy, certainty, and offering us trinkets in order to consume shit we don’t need.

They have created hate, cynicism, judgement, war, poverty, criticism, and division so that we fight each other and ignore what they do.

Well, it is enough, we want to live with hope, ideals, love, kindness, compassion, empathy and we want to see a world free of greed, judgement, hate, anger, cheating, manipulating, shitting on people and killing them too.

It’s enough.

Hope lives on, for example, Corbyn, he’s the start of a new hope, he is something different in a field of dull black and white, bland, safe, politicians, all offering the same dreary compliant life of debt and slavery for most, JC is offering a new hope, and once you have a why, once you are prepared to be different, sticking to your values, and once you can inspire people, they become your evangelists, they become the people who spread the word for you.

Look at the surge in turnout in the UK election.

We need to all rise up and be counted and back hope, back people who are prepared to stick to their values and be prepared to stand out from the crowd. We need them more than ever to help us overcome the industrialised machine that has turned us all into debt-laden compliant slaves of their myths and system.

Rise up, become a leader you want to see or become an evangelist for someone who inspires something different. We have a responsibility to ourselves and the human race to act.

Hope is there if we choose it.

It’s not a numbers game

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Only low value/quality products and services are sold using the numbers game.

It is a sales process that works on the more times people say ‘no’ the more times you will hear ‘yes’.

I hear the voices of sales bosses ringing in my years from my past life in sales – ‘sales, it’s a numbers game, every ‘no’ means you are closer to a ‘yes”. Popular in telesales, along with ‘smile and dial’.

Of course, if you have no care about what you are selling, how you sell it and then more likely what you deliver to your customer, then this method works for a period of time. For mass, average, bland there is a great number in your vast fish tank to catch using whatever method.

But the bad news is, there are plenty of other predators fishing there too.

It is not about numbers and relentless sales, it is about building and delivering something of value that people will love, come back to, promote for you to others and thus remove the need to sell.

Make it easy for people to become members of your tribe, make it easy for them to find your story, to be inspired and to want to buy from you.

It’s not a numbers game, it’s about the story you share and the value you create.

Your partners on your journey, the evangelists that will love what you do and tell others, will only follow something that matters to them.

The numbers don’t matter.