Is it really all about politics or is it about leadership?
There are only two types of leaders. Those that instruct and those that trust.
I’ve never known a more exposed situation and narrative in connection with our countries’ leaders, whether it’s the USA, the U.K., the EU or further away, our leaders are being exposed for what they truly stand for.
No longer can they be hiding in the forest and just send their troops out to face the battles. Their faces have to be seen, their words have to be heard, every move, every tweet, every bite is under scrutiny being analysed by the media and more importantly by everyone watching, the electorate, ‘The People’.
You might be watching via the TV, the Newspapers or Social Media and you’re all forming your own opinions, your views on whether they are performing or not. It’s like watching the latest blockbuster movie to see if it lives up to your expectations. You are literally awarding those leaders stars in your head. It’s either 1 star or 5 stars, you decide.
And then you can’t help yourself by expressing your opinion via Twitter or Facebook, just like our leaders are now doing. After all we copy what our leaders do, for better or for worse. I’ve read some incredible debates on Facebook, where inevitably the unfriending happens and maybe ‘rage quitting’ from Facebook too. It’s sad to see that colleagues and friends are falling out with each other. This is exactly what our leaders are hoping for, that we chose one side over another and in the process fall out with each other.
Then there’s the comedy, the GIFS, the stand-ups, the meme’s, the late late shows, the comedy news programmes and of course Saturday Night Live, the Russel Brands, the Russel Kanes of this world who are all joining in the discussion, the ridicule, further exposing our leaders with comedy but every time there’s also a serious side behind it all. I never saw that much comedy about Barack Obama in his two terms in office, but now I see comedy every single day about Donald Trump and other U.K. leaders. The comedy is not flattery that’s for sure.
And whether those leaders believe that they are being prosecuted by the media or anyone else, they only have themselves to blame.
The fact that those leaders are in office at the moment is a massive GIFT to the world. Those ‘elected’ leaders are literally a mirror to all other leaders in the world. Whether we love or hate them, they are a reflection of how the top leaders in the world are treating their ‘People’. And with ‘People’, I mean the electorate, the citizens, the employees, the unemployed, the elderly, the sick, the poor, the homeless.
And whether we like what we see or not, it’s time we all take responsibility for our own actions and how we treat each other. Leadership starts at home, it starts in the office and it starts in your community. When we change our own leadership only then will our leaders change.
Does this mean there will be a revolution? Absolutely there will be. It has already started and will continue to grow. It’s hidden and it’s visible at the same time. There are new leaders emerging, but we haven’t met them yet. They are not the ones you can see and hear in the public arena yet. They are planning and watching in the background, creating and developing a following. I liken it to the 2nd World War underground movement. I’m not talking about terrorists although our current leaders and media (who are owned by governments) may call them terrorists. They are definitely not, their work is being done in a very peaceful way.
Those new leaders will emerge like a breath of fresh air to most, not everyone of course will embrace them, but the majority of us will. They will speak a new truth, develop trust and put their self importance last. It will be totally and directly the opposite of what we have in our world today. But it will be a very very welcome change. The timing will be exactly right.
I’m for one looking forward to that day. Happy leadership! 🙌
PS. By the way, not sure if you’re into numerology or not, personally I don’t understand it that well, but a fun fact to consider. When the big crash occurred in 2008, that year number adds up to 2+0+0+8=10 1+0=1, the start of a new cycle is always a number 1. Guess what 2017 adds up to? Correct it’s also number 1.
Watch out for major changes in 2017 still yet to come.
We have a saying at home ‘expect the unexpected’.
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Originally published at www.stayingaliveuk.com.