THE LONELINESS OF SELF-LEADERSHIP

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True Leaders generally have only one follower, one person on their team;The Leader, The Follower, The Self Starter – they are  One.
LEADERSHIP Jan 1, 2016 Lee Broom.

 

THE LONELINESS OF SELF-LEADERSHIP 

 

I awoke this morning in a depression.

 

I awaken most mornings eager to greet the day, usually with notes scribbled the night before  while grinding freeze-dried coffee beans and running sparkling, crystal-clear water from the hills of the Ozarks over the crumbled, legumes, using two tall,  clear-glass cylinders, originally intended for floral displays.Voila:A  coffee maker of my design.

Today I had only the coffee to look forward to and the knowledge that those who work as I do in a home that is more of a writer’s laboratory than an abode, spend most of their long day alone. It was the  loneliness that convinced me to shut my eyes and snooze from six A.M. until nine.

I awoke again at 9:00 A.M.

I walked to the kitchen opened the freezer door, placed my head into the cold space and inhaled deeply. The negative ions prepared me for the minutes to come.

I shut the freezer door, heated the coffee, poured a cup thereof and padded back to my desk. reminding myself of couple of truths…

(1) Scholars, inventors, scientists and authors  do work which requires a knack for Leadership.

(2)True leaders lead only themselves.

I didn’t bother to dress, or to fix breakfast. What started my morning as a huge disappointment became  my work for the day. With a bed – sheet ’round my shoulders and a cup of reheated Starbucks coffee I pored over the pages of a book I wrote a few years ago, entitled LEADERSHIP: A LOVE STORY.

As I searched for words to explain how I was feeling I relived those feelings of loneliness and remembered my discovery that Leadership as we think of it  is not a role one chooses but rather  a label that needs to be refined.

And I had done that.

I reminded myself again…

True leaders lead only themselves.

That is the way of the Scholar, the Inventor, the Scientist, the Water-colorist, the Author  .

Put another way: only the agnostic may discover anything of great importance (if such truth awaits discovery).

Yet another way: perhaps we are all agnostics.

And another: The True Leader must seek truth ignoring the clamor of would-be leaders shouting in the background, the  pass-along Truths of their GROUP.

True leaders lead only themselves.

TRUTH is far more important than the adoration of FOLLOWERS.

Okay, I feel better now.

And yes I have prepared my notes and made my coffee for tomorrow.

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DOGMAN AND BLONDIE VERSUS RICKY the RIGHT

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DOGMAN and BLONDIE vs RICKY the RIGHT

Those of us who set out to prove a thing to be good or bad are not reporting evidence. We may however, be the biggest supporters of that which we think we are fighting. WE are not reporting evidence; we are  in fact, simply passing along someone else’s propaganda, caling it proof.

If we think something bad is happening, perhaps it is.

However…

If we try to prove ourselves right, we will probably become just another street corner bill peddler or so, passin’ out silly old newsletters.

Do some research; then report.

Personally, I think that BLONDIE is a hopeless psychotic, but that DOGMAN is much more dangerous. I wonder if his Hound from Hell has six testicles on the other end of his three-headed countenance…

(Of course my thoughts don’t count. )

I have also discovered evidence that suggests that DOGMAN has probably been the largest campaign contributor in American History and who has exerted significant influence over the last three presidential campaigns. (Yes, I said “three”.)

Those among us  who seek to prove that something bad is happening are helping to make it happen.

Hint: We can always discern PROOF from LOGIC: by asking the question “Which came first, the EVIDENCE or the CONCLUSION.

Stop it please.  (We don’t want to shoot the messenger but we may have to unpack the leg irons.)

PROOF WILL NEVER REPLACE THE VALUE OF DISCOVERY.

We already have enough evidence to hang a couple a’ bad guys.(They have their own rope.)

Hint: Suppose BLONDIE never had any intention of making RICKY pay…

ACCEPT THE LOVE AND PASS IT ON.

 

DOGMAN AND BLONDIE VERSUS RICKY the RIGHT

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DOGMAN and BLONDIE vs RICKY the RIGHT

Those of us who set out to prove a thing to be good or bad are not reporting evidence. We may however, be the biggest supporters of that which we think we are fighting. WE are not reporting evidence; we are  in fact, simply passing along someone else’s propaganda, caling it proof.

If we think something bad is happening, perhaps it is.

However…

If we try to prove ourselves right, we will probably become just another street corner bill peddler or so, passin’ out silly old newsletters.

Do some research; then report.

Personally, I think that BLONDIE is a hopeless psychotic, but that DOGMAN is much more dangerous. I wonder if his Hound from Hell has six testicles on the other end of his three-headed countenance…

(Of course my thoughts don’t count. )

I have also discovered evidence that suggests that DOGMAN has probably been the largest campaign contributor in American History and who has exerted significant influence over the last three presidential campaigns. (Yes, I said “three”.)

Those among us  who seek to prove that something bad is happening are helping to make it happen.

Hint: We can always discern PROOF from LOGIC: by asking the question “Which came first, the EVIDENCE or the CONCLUSION.

Stop it please.  (We don’t want to shoot the messenger but we may have to unpack the leg irons.)

PROOF WILL NEVER REPLACE THE VALUE OF DISCOVERY.

We already have enough evidence to hang a couple a’ bad guys.(They have their own rope.)

Hint: Suppose BLONDIE never had any intention of making RICKY pay…

ACCEPT THE LOVE AND PASS IT ON.

 

DOGMAN AND BLONDIE VERSUS RICKY the RIGHT

bathroom 1 014

 

DOGMAN and BLONDIE vs RICKY the RIGHT

Those of us who set out to prove a thing to be good or bad are not reporting evidence. We may however, be the biggest supporters of that which we think we are fighting. WE are not reporting evidence; we are  in fact, simply passing along someone else’s propaganda, caling it proof.

If we think something bad is happening, perhaps it is.

However…

If we try to prove ourselves right, we will probably become just another street corner bill peddler or so, passin’ out silly old newsletters.

Do some research; then report.

Personally, I think that BLONDIE is a hopeless psychotic, but that DOGMAN is much more dangerous. I wonder if his Hound from Hell has six testicles on the other end of his three-headed countenance…

(Of course my thoughts don’t count. )

I have also discovered evidence that suggests that DOGMAN has probably been the largest campaign contributor in American History and who has exerted significant influence over the last three presidential campaigns. (Yes, I said “three”.)

Those among us  who seek to prove that something bad is happening are helping to make it happen.

Hint: We can always discern PROOF from LOGIC: by asking the question “Which came first, the EVIDENCE or the CONCLUSION.

Stop it please.  (We don’t want to shoot the messenger but we may have to unpack the leg irons.)

PROOF WILL NEVER REPLACE THE VALUE OF DISCOVERY.

We already have enough evidence to hang a couple a’ bad guys.(They have their own rope.)

Hint: Suppose BLONDIE never had any intention of making RICKY pay…

ACCEPT THE LOVE AND PASS IT ON.

 

A FEW BASICS

 

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A FEW BASICS

(1) MOTHER: Question everything or live the life of The Lemming.

(2) FATHER: Look it up in World Book.

(3) JIM: Do what you’re supposed to do when you’re supposed to do it (and don’t do what you’re not supposed to).

(4) MEISTER ECKHART: Trust God and do the Next Thing.

(5) LB GETTINGS: Spiritual, emotional and physical wellness are the rewards of reason tempered with faith. Approval? Not so much.. Lee.

(6) THE LEMMING:. Nobody warned me.

 

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Leadership. A Love Story.
Lee Broom

DIFFERENT CLIMES FOR DIFFERENT TIMES

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CURIO:          You sure are quiet; what’s on your mind, Crazio?

PSYCHO:    Who are you to be calling me Crazio, Foolio?

CURIO:       You  changed the subject Quiet One. What’s going on?

PSYCHO:  I’m researching the other America. What’s youR reason?

CURIO:       Me? I’m looking North.

PSYCHO:   North? It’s cold up there. We need to learn Portuguese.

CURIO:       And what about DOGMAN and BLONDIE?

PSYCHO:   Who?

 

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DOGMAN AND BLONDIE

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CAST OF CHARACTERS:

BLONDIE: Newly elected President of  NUSA.
DOGMAN:  Secret financier of NUSA.
ROB: Room-full Of Billionaires.


THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DOGMAN AND BLONDIE

BLONDIE: Everybody, let’s give it up for DOGMAN.

ROB; Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.

DOGMAN: Thank you everyone, thank you.

ROB: Continues to applaud. ROB is standing and demanding  an encore.

BLONDIE: Okay Gentlemen; be seated, please.

ROB: Room settles down; ROB is seated. DOGMAN rises to the occasion.

DOGMAN: Thank you gentlemen, thank you. (ROB begins once again to get rowdy; all are erect  once more; BLONDIE comes to the rescue. ROB is now seated.)

BLONDIE: Before we begin I’d like to make a few comments, the first of which is to request that you all remain seated throughout our meeting. Secondly, there are no reporters, no spies, no unfriendlies in this room. That has already been attended to by DOGMAN and his HOUND FROM HELL which is for the moment securely leashed.l.  And as for ROB’s Rules of Order, remain in your seats; no other rules will apply. Okay then. DOGMAN, the podium is yours. Gentleman, say hello to DOGMAN.

ROB: Helloooooooooooooo DOGMAN.

DOGMAN: Thank you everyone. I thank you. Cerberus thanks you. My three-headed mutt thanks you.

BLONDIE’s campaign has been paid for and as agreed, I will take over from here. BLONDIE will remain in the public eye, sharing his very own , very special kind of charisma that his public adores. You gentlemen will assist me in ROBing the bank while BLONDIE continues to go over the events of the day as we create them.

The plan is to provide a new reality each day which will confuse the public and mold them into compliance.

BLONDIE: I’d like to say I never…

DOGMAN: BLONDIE be quiet.

BLONDIE: (Meekly) Okay.

DOGMAN: Today for example there will be a psychologist and several newspaper talking about BLONDIE’s psychosis. By tomorrow it will be forgotten.

BLONDIE: I’m not crazy

DOGMAN: Hush, BLONDIE

BLONDIE: 0kay.