Saturday, 16 April 2011

Mr. Layton is Honest

I think we can all admire Jack Layton's honesty and sincerity. Mr. Layton is too honest for politics.  He is actually admitting his socialist agenda will break families!!!
No need to make this big Conservative argument about socialism hurting families! He does if for us...he wants to break us!!!
Don't take my right wing word for his own platform!
Print. Englarge text.
NDP Platform
NDP Platform: Practical First Steps
See-eeeee!!! Told ya!!!
My Goodness, He exposes exactly how he is going to break us:...with his socialist agenda!  He uncovers his own secrets and makes them common for all!

Table of contents

If anyone needs help translating, it's about as wordy as Carl Marx and makes about as much sense too.
I am happy to de-code.

A Strong Case for Limited Spending

My business is a powerful argument against 'left leaning policy': make your place of business one too!

My goal is to extend this argument beyond my 20 000 square feet of space.

Will you help?

My business is built on valuing people. On loving people. I lead with passion and an attitude of learning. I argue against lefties not by words, but by lives changed. I cheer when either myself or somebody else develops a skill that a) makes them worth more money and b) puts less of a strain on the government. We focus on identifying our jurisdiction and embracing our responsibility. We foster the building of relationships to hold people accountable to results they are paid for. Sometimes this is not pretty, but the relational approach of valuing people, in conjunction with coaching to build skills, delivers a winning combo to help everyone on the team. Focusing on jurisdiction and carving out responsibility gives employees the opportunity to get results. And when they are not delivered, we strive to rally behind the individual to help them get these results. I believe this:

1. Builds peoples skill sets
2. Improves results (increased profit for company, and pay for employee)
3. Acknowledges our true value
4. Strikes a proper balance between profit and people (it's not either or...)
5. Fosters 'long term relationships', specialization in skills and basis for innovation

These principles are the same in my family, relationships with friends and yes, even politics.

The comments from previous blogs are 100% based on a set of principles that are the core values.
Here are some principles:

1. We have jurisdiction as people, and therefore we have responsibility within that jurisdiction
2. We cannot live in isolation, we were built to relate and connect with other people
3. Connecting with people IS better then connecting with programs and institutions
4. Other people hiding my failures does not help me
5. Love says, help me in area's I am responsible for but failing in, walk with me, partner with me and help me get better. (Principles 1 and 2 means this help comes from... people I am connected to!!!)

In families, athletics and work, these principles are almost universally accepted.

Calling our political Hypocrisy:
Yet, when we enter into the realm of politics all of a sudden we see a dramatic abolition of these values/principles. It becomes unspeakable to tell someone, "you don't need a program, you need to take responsibility, build relationships and through that, the problem will be solved... taxpayers then pay $0".

Part of the reason there is such a disconnect between principles of politics and our lives is because we fail to live out these principles, and we feel bad for other people suffering. So instead of a massive gut check and transforming our political thought to align with our basic core values, we realize it's so much easier to say:

1. Canada has incredible wealth/resources
2. Other people/companies are exceedingly wealthy
3. Borrowing is cheap, therefore we can have what we can't afford (welcome national debt)
4. We are a compassionate people and terrible problems exist
5. Spend, create, spend: voila.... gobs of programs to meet 'needs'.

This disconnect is unacceptable. I call for a return to a seamless connection between family, work and politics. The same values and principles we embody in work and home ought to be the base for political policy: as scary as this sounds.

Aligning my core values of politics, work and family is not easy. We are 10 years into business and I am still struggling in many area's to better carve out my jurisdiction and take responsibility.  But I am committed to the process and therefore feel I have a firm and consistent ground to argue for small 'c' conservative principles.

Here are my action points:
1. Accept Responsibility. Operating out of core principles is hard. It is easier to deflect and abdicate responsibility
2. Get Help. We are not 'lone rangers', we cannot build on our own... we need the help of loved ones.
3. Be Humble. If we are operating in humility and committed to the process of growth with our core values, work and family get better!
4. Live It Everywhere. Once our lives in work and home model this 'principled' approach to growth and helping others, THEN (and only then) will we have credibility to extend these values to the political arena.

Right now, the politicians are calling out our hypocrisy. We conservatives argue for limited government, but the principles to obtain limited government we struggle to execute and live out in our home and work. They call that gap out and fill the hole with spending, programs and massive debt. This also explains why they encroach on area's that are not their responsibility.

I led off with my company's story, not to brag, but to make a point: that our lifestyle at work and home ought to model the very principles we argue for in the political arena. That is how we effectively argue and shut down left leaning policy. We "out-result" the left-leaning spenders. Not "out-argue".

We show results in the following area's:

1. Take responsibility for what is ours
2. Grow in that responsibility (work/home); in the context of building meaningful relationships
3. Note our growth and help others (note their growth, they help others; and on and on the cycle goes)

Showing results in this area causes less services to be drawn on from programs and therefore lower spending is natural and without 'slashing or burning' anything.

We have a powerful argument here friends, lets determine today to connect with loved ones to bring that alignment in home, work and politics and you too can create a powerful, transformational case for limited government. It's ours to lose fellow Canadian... we have the votes.

Have a fantastic day.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Increasing Corporate Taxes Hurts Low Income Families And The Economy

By increasing taxes, Iggy and Mr. Layton say their revenues will increase allowing them to spend money on real priorities...helping Canadian families.  I have argued that this will end up doing the reverse, see:
Socialism Devalues Low Income People

Corporate profits advance causes.  When a corporation makes a profit, it uses the money to reinvest in people, machines, infrastructure and growth.  This allows people to be hired and advance their pay through increased opportunities. 

When a government says, "give me that profit, I will spend it", they are really saying, "the good that cooperate profit accomplishes through increased jobs, employment and opportunity is LESS THEN the good accomplished by the government taxing and spending on the people's behalf: hence the tax!".  This 'value proposition' made by left-leaning policy is rarely called out. 

I call out increased corporate taxes as:
·         An insult to those who take risk
·         Punishment on success
·         Demotivating those who work hard
·         Immoral way of 'leveling the playing field'
·         Intolerant government judging that their good is better then the good of corporate profit being reinvested

Left leaning policy is trying to sell you on them helping out families.  But it is not free.  The immediate tax is corporate profit.  The long term tax is your future growth and opportunity, and consequent INCREASED dependence on the government services... exactly what they want. It's a strategy for control over the economy and your choices via limiting free market.

So what is it going to be?  The government planning the economy and allocating resources to ensure you get that helping hand? Or the free market rewarding hard work, success and through that, additional opportunity comes knocking on your door?

Entitlement says, "Your success should also be mine... so hand it over buddy"
Freedom says, "Teach me how you got that success so I too can enjoy the same rewards".

Freedom via low corporate taxes permits a 'free market' to reward work ethic and success. I love freedom because it offers choice (by definition).
Do not buy left-leaning policy which squashes freedom by choosing for you.
The same logic I argue for low corporate taxes, is the same logic I have been encouraging you in: increase your skills, connect with people, own your jurisdiction and take responsibility and enjoy the choices you get to make with those rewards.  This is also the same logic I use to counter the 'loving socialist heart'. I say, use your surplus money, time and abilities to invest and love on others. To build yourself and others is the answer to putting less of a strain on government. 

I want to help those in need.  I think it ought to be done better and differently then left-leaning policy.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Top Tip On Dealing With A Difficult Boss / Customer:

Top Tip On Dealing With A Difficult Boss / Customer:

Do not defend yourself!
Perhaps sometimes we do not appreciate what the boss is telling us, or how it is being said.  Conventional wisdom suggests we build a defense to what we perceive to be an authority 'imposing' false or misunderstood data on us.   

Here is some wisdom from my personal experience: 
·         Most bosses/customers react irrationally when they feel threatened with loss of power (i.e they cannot produce the results they are paid to get)
·         Irrational responses directed at you are often 'reactions' of insecurity because they are unable to properly communicate how you can best serve them.
·         95%(ish) of the time, the 'irrational stuff' they dump on you is not "final" in their minds, or the minds of those they speak to: they just want a certain job done. 
Action Items
1.      Thank the boss/customer for sharing. Swallow the stupid stuff (excluding abuse). You are not paid to ensure they coddle your sense of justice.
2.      Clearly explain how you are going to solve their problem and help them get what they need (that is what you get paid for).
3.      Determine you will speak to a loved one about the frustrations and begin to chat about how to strategically approach your boss/customer about improved future discussions.
By not defending yourself against bosses/customers irrational behavior, you are making the issue about serving them by solving problems and not about their injustice against you.  Ultimately you get paid to solve problems. In due time, this principle properly applied will allow you to solve problems and move past the frustrations, or give place for the free market to recognize your efforts.
Focus on the process for success... not the problem!
Have a fantastic Day.

To funny;

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

I knew it!

Is Ignatieff Trying to Convince Canadians He is a True Patriot?

Now that we know he came back for Canada...perhaps his leadership ratings will improve.

Top 3 Tips on receiving your next raise...

Top 3 Tips to get a raise: Any good lawyer does not ask a question they do not already know the answer to. Similarly, when we ask for a raise, we should know the answer will be in our favor before we ask.  And here's how to know:

1. Request communication, not a raise
Key Questions: "what results equate to me doing a fantastic job?" and "I would like to meet periodically to discuss how I am doing and welcome any feedback on my performance to bring improved results to the company: when can we meet?"  Document responses. Execute on conversations.
This shows confidence in yourself, ability to understand the company's needs and makes it about you serving, not you getting. 
2. When you ask for feedback about your job, embrace and welcome the comments: however harsh/direct. Do not defend yourself when receiving the feedback.  Thank them for the feedback! By keeping your chin up and making direct eye contact, you can hear his/her concerns and simultaneously communicate you are able to internalize their feedback and respond in strength.  This produces results for the company and puts you in a rare club: congratulations.

3. Approach the boss with knowledge and confidence that you are adding value beyond your pay scale. Asking for a raise should come with excitement in your voice, because you are allowing the boss to recognize your results.

By knowing what the boss expects, you now have a mutual measuring stick form which you can do meeting periodically, you will hear that you are meeting/exceeding expectations, or, correct what needs to be changed.  When it becomes plain you are adding more value then your pay and your boss has given feedback in line with this, approach with joy because the raise is yours!

This is a 'winners' attitude and if your boss is not on board, there are 1000's of companies that would embrace this approach.

Top Tip on Great Resumes

After reviewing 1000's of resumes, I encourage you with the Top Tip I have discovered on how to write a powerful resume that catches the attention of the right person.

Top Tip: Don't make the resume about you...

This sounds opposite to conventional wisdom...but here is what I mean:
-People endlessly write about themselves, their skills, their goals, their passion, their interest and their experience
-This often leaves the reader wondering if you even know what job you are applying for.
-This often leaves it up to the reader to interpret your resume to see if you are a fit...

Here's the solution:
a.) study the place you are submitting a resume to: how do they make a profit? What do they do?
b.) study the job you are applying for: how does the job you are applying to contribute to their profit?
c.) make a connection for the person reading your resume!!

For example:  "After reading your website, I discovered you place a strong emphasis on serving your clients with excellence through smiling and and each team member operating efficiently within their role.  By considering this resume, you will see an outstanding fit that contributes to your profit by me serving with excellence and learning my role more quickly. Please see below for further details.

Then curtail your experience, skills and everything else to 'their' business and the job they would have you do.

This creates a 'homerun' resume that I assure you people are begging to read!  Good luck!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Have your say!

Agree or disagree? Why?

Liberalism/Socialism is based on a philosophy of coveting:

To “covet”
verb (used with object)
  • to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: “to covet another’s property”.

I am disappointed with the Conservative Party's inability to point this out.  I am further disappointed that the Conservative party of Canada has free market and limited government principles… yet under their governance, program spending and debt went up: dramatically.  Thus, the Conservative party of Canada is operating in acts of coveting, despite a core philosophy that prohibits coveting and instead firmly believes in the rewards of hard work and limited government. This is to be a core 'c' conservative value: respect of personal property.

It has to be one of the two.  Either it is, or it is not within the jurisdiction of the government to create all these multi-billion dollar programs to run our lives.  If it IS within their jurisdiction, then I am wrong with my claim that liberalism/socialism is based on a philosophy of coveting. We can end this blog entry here.  If it is NOT within their jurisdiction to create these programs (as I have strongly argued) … if it is NOT within their jurisdiction to spend 30-55% of what each individual earns, then indeed their core beliefs are based on coveting.  This is clearly because they are wrongfully wanting... and defiantly without due regard.

The refusal to define the government’s jurisdiction and humbly operate within those boundaries has created the reality we live in.  A government that is stepping beyond its realm (um… and creating loads of debt...).

We have yet to hear a logical argument for the enlargement of debt driven government programs that assume responsibility in jurisdictions that many of us strongly believe are the family’s (child care, etc).  My oh my...does such an argument exist? 

More disappointing then the core philosophy of liberalism/socialism is the small 'c' conservative response; ignorance and in-action. We remain clueless, afraid, timid and passive to respond to the obvious erosion of our responsibilities and loss of hard earned money to enlarge the spend-a-holic socialist-style government. 
We foolishly place a higher weight on being friendly and polite then we do being compassionate and confident.   

Action points:
If you are left leaning, I encourage you to define the government’s jurisdiction, responsibilities and consequently their realm of authority.
Then explain, in your words, the 'why'. Why is this right? What makes these areas legitimate areas for them to allocate the spending into?

If you are 'right leaning', I hope this note encouraged you to step up your game and think through your position. Compassion and confidence are the proper responses to our argument for limited government.

Here is an example of being confident and compassionate. (My personal view which I believe I live out every day):
    Friends, the act of going into massive personal debt for non-essential items is a form of bondage. Just interview the flow of people who go in and out of money mart. They will tell you. The government going into debt for non-essential spending is equally a form of bondage.
    The borrower is a slave to the lender.  Bondage is bad and serves no-one.  The same 'type' or 'form' of bondage government holds themselves under (with the non-essential debt driven programs) is the SAME type of bondage many of it's very citizens are held under by becoming dependant on such programs (again: non-essential).  We covet, or wrongfully want, when we seek to take what is not ours.  By spending beyond jurisdiction, we are spending where we do not have ownership, rights or authority to spend.  Just because a government has 'power' to create a law does not mean it is inherently right.  A compassionate and confident response is to articulate this position and counter with what we are doing to put less of a strain on government services. Rise up in confidence friends. Help yourself and those in need. Discuss, debate and act. Serve.  Bring change to hearts and minds through loving and serving! This will put less of a strain on government services and thus we LIVE out of our responsibility to help others. Our lived out position becomes a powerful lifestyle argument for limited government.

We ought not to be so afraid to admit our position and demonstrate (in action and deed) the accuracy of our claims.

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