Bend But Don’t Break | The Importance of Pushing People without Pushing Them to Their Breaking Point – A Knowledge Bomb

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Are you trying to get the best out of your people? As a manager, a leader, a coach or a business owner it is important that you help push your people to be the very best that they can be without breaking them. Clay explains the importance of bending your people and not breaking them.

    1. Don’t Mentally Violate People. Ask For Permission Before Delivering Life and Mind-Altering News:
      1. EXAMPLE #1 – Psss…Santa Clause Is Not Real
      2. EXAMPLE #2 – The Federal Reserve is Not Federal and There Is No Reserve
        1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The accepted version of history is that the Federal Reserve was created to stabilize our economy. One of the most widely-used textbooks on this subject says: “It sprang from the panic of 1907, with its alarming epidemic of bank failures: the country was fed up once and for all with the anarchy of unstable private banking.”23 Even the most naive student must sense a grave contradiction between this cherished view and the System’s actual performance. Since its inception, it has presided over the crashes of 1921 and 1929; the Great Depression of ’29 to ’39; recessions in ’53, ’57, ’69, ’75, and ’81; a stock market “Black Monday” in ’87; and a 1000% inflation which has destroyed 90% of the dollar’s purchasing power.” – G Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island
        2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The true nature of the inflation effect has never been more accurately perceived or more vividly described than it was by Thomas Jefferson: It will be asked how will the two masses of Continental and of State money have cost the people of the United States seventy-two millions of dollars, when they are to be redeemed now with about six million? I answer that the difference, being sixty-six millions, has been lost on the paper bills separately by the successive holders of them. Every one, through whose hands a bill passed, lost on that bill what it lost in value during the time it was in his hands. This was a real tax on him; and in this way the people of the United States actually contributed those sixty-six millions of dollars during the war, and by a mode of taxation the most oppressive of all because the most unequal of all.” – G Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island
      3. EXAMPLE #3 – State of Union Addresses
      1. AMPLE EXAMPLE – President Bush – Addressing the horrible terrorist atrocities of September 11th, 2001
    1. EXAMPLE #4 – Office Meetings
    2. EXAMPLE #5 – One-on-One Conversations
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