The hype surrounding my meeting with this well-know “Thought Leader” who was acclaimed as a Self-Transformation “Expert” was way over the top.
The “sultan’s wage” that was exacted by mere mortals like myself, was even more dazzling. Having traveled the globe, meeting tens of thousands of individuals for decades, I was intrigue at this unique opportunity. The small group that was clustered with me, had a child-like giddiness, as if some magical transformation was going to take place; the waters would part, a ray of light would descend and a new nirvana would crown their gray and colorless lives.
She arrived with an entourage of disciples, bending like young saplings blown by the winds of her divine essence. She sat at the Harkness style table exchanging greetings with all of us, as I felt like was the old woman in the 1980’s Burger King commercial; “Where’s the Beef?” Needless to say everything from there was all downhill. She was elite, lacked humility, compassion and more than wise, she was clever. The amalgamation of all these traits was a toxic cocktail that sparked my long-passed grandmother’s voice in my head; find the exit ramp…you’re done!
For more than ten years after, I met a long list of these “Experts” none of which could compete with these three premises that were the basis of my upbringing from people that were simple in their virtuous wisdom.
Socrates’s concept of “Know Thyself” reveals that all truths start and end inside my Total Begin. The Gospel admonition to “Heal Thyself” powerfully states that Total Wellness is a matter of personal choice. Kierkegaard’s echoes all this in saying, “We are, what we are becoming.” Add into this eclectic mix the “Ruby Slipper” advice to Dorothy of Wizard of Oz fame, that she alone was empowered to actuate her destiny. All these particles coalesced into a moment of Self Discovery that was a large bright red light that told me that the best “Expert” in my Self-Transformation were these concepts that lived inside of me.
They tell the story of the Prophet Mohammad that while mediating in the mountains above Mecca heard the words; “Read”! This inspired, this actually illiterate man through his words of wisdom to be the source of the Koran. I had no such mystical encounter but the conscious presence of mind in my head told me to write. Ten years later, as I am working on my fifteenth book, this journey of Self Liberation has revealed many truths.
A deep love that I possess for regular people that is countered be an even greater suspicion of anything “expertly elite”. The vast majority of all of my research and written content is about people who in their desire to rise, follow our instinctive genetics; our species were designed for success. Story after each extraordinary story, the path forward was not one of becoming yet another “puffed-up” pseudo-expert but to be like Saint Anthony; being that voice that calls out from this desert of our present confusion.
The task at hand was to empower the process of Self-Transformation back into the hands of regular people. Technology and Global Connectivity is such a wonderful democratizer that when married to inspired creativity is the true empowerment of this New Century. Yet the ultimate currency of this Millennium is time. So my thrust was this, Simple Solutions, Smart Thinking that had a Strong Finish. Over the next decade, I tested this theory out and not surprisingly it transformed good into better and better into best. More exciting was the ability to created Exceptional Performance that had a long list of suitors wanting to hire my students.
I was never the guru or thought leader that directed all this from the top down but a simple “journey companion” whose primary role at this point in my life is to inspire and encourage. The process of Self-Transformation in this New Century does not need “experts” but Inspired Coordinators that can assist through the morass of today’s complexity. This leadership model brought great strength and sustained success to my students, who urged me to digitize its content.
The question became, with who? This led to another period of wandering in the desert, like old Diogenes holding out my lantern looking for someone that was real(honest). A prince has to kiss many frogs and this was yet another enlightening quest about those who hear but don’t listen and those that see and never observe. It was technology’s marriage to the fundamentals of my upbringing that found my team on the other side of the planet. It was their sincerity that ultimately won my heart as they would move this vision forward long after I was gone.
What has emerged is a New Century Information Revolution that dethrones all the high hat and priced experts. It resets the entire equation. The great currency of the New Century is time and the Talent Types System takes less than thirty minutes to accomplish all of its process steps. Next is Simplicity, and our mobile accessed tests and assessments are globally available 24/7. Their Plug-N-Play simplicity produces instant Know-&-Go information. Unlike the “experts” that follow the elitist’s greed of excess, we follow a different more inclusive path that seeks to make our services accessible and affordable to everyone.
So in less time, at a fraction of the expense with personalize accuracy that is reliable, the individual can receive a wealth of valuable information that will change the quality of their life. What took two days, endless chattering nonsense and $2,500, now as you sit in your pajamas at home in thirty minutes and for $75 will give you a deeply personal experience that will be of your preference and choice. I can think of nothing more Self-Liberating and exciting. For these Transformational Seminars are all about the “experts” and our Talent Types experience is all about you.
This is a great start to your journey of Self Transformation. As we provide on our website hundreds of pages’ of social psychological theory that were validated through real life success stories of people like you.
The final nail in the “expert” coffin is the creation of a global network of “Practitioners ” that talk with you and not at you. These are the Inspiring Coordinators ready to assist you in your journey of Self-Liberation.
The lingua franca of the New Century is Creativity. The ability to actualize your unique gift and how you seek to express it to the world. No one needs an expert to tell you what you already have coded inside you. Our task is to provide you the empowering information, supportive encouragement and the rest is up to you… So click those Ruby Slippers… Be The Change You Seek to find.