18 Burst results for "Michael Elliott"
"michael elliott" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"It's hard not to miss the timing with the James Bond Franchise there and all that kind of stuff. Yeah and just the idea of like. Government figures you know at large. So interestingly, enough during the height of all of this, according to to Roy, so it's a confidential correspondence from the Pentagon went out to intelligence command centers, telling them to notify the Office of Special Investigations. If anyone pretending to be a military officer, attempted to strong arm, ufo witnesses, which way which is interesting because I. Guess, it's the the idea here is that if enough people were claiming it? They probably said look. Be Alert just in case. There's anybody going around pretending to be. Law Enforcement or a federal law enforcement and messing with your four people I think the most common allegation was that the that they were somehow associated with the air force right because of the air force. They should know right. Yeah. I think back then. The air force might have had a stranger more futuristic connotation than it does today now. The air force just seems like a more mundane branch in the armed services. Point. I hadn't thought about that now. There's there's there's a lot of stuff in them. In men in black Lord that doesn't necessarily or in many cases, thankfully does not survive, endure science fiction. For instance, Roy Swift points out that there's this whole anti Semitic strain of men in black lower from that time period that entailed a just a bunch of anti Semitic nonsense, which isn't surprising, given the long history of blood libel and conspiracy theories about the Jewish people, and and how easily modern conspiracy theories fall back into this same down the same, well as well, yeah. And if you, if you want to see this for yourself, just spend fifteen minutes on the Internet like it just go go to youtube and start looking around conspiracy theories and see how long it takes you to hit something just overtly anti Semitic. Yeah, unfortunately, the conspiracy theory spaces Often just run through with this stuff right and then it goes beyond. Antisemitism, there's also a trend to describe men in black agents as Asian or ethnically ambiguous in some way, shape, or form, generally embodies a kind of like like white American, chauvinism and just general idea, aiming almost just suggest that. What could you do to make somebody weirder William just generally make them not a white American right, so roy, so wits shares in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two by one Michael Elliott and I'm just GonNa read a passage from it here quote. He had a dark complexion. Complexion but not oriental or Indian dark. He had black hair with something of the greasy look something looking somewhat punk by today's standards, he was very thin with chiseled and Chin and had had sunk in. Is the man wore a black suit that needed ironing and possibly cleaning. He had on a white shirt and black. Texan like string tie later when he rose to leave I remember noting that the suit was much too large for him despite his being over six feet as I estimated it. So. There's a lot to unpack. They're just so much of the the racial other, so many like. Just racist ideas about like uncleanliness, and and so forth, but also though something the strange and kind of different there is that..
Gov. Gavin Newsom deploys California National Guard to assist food banks during coronavirus outbreak
"Governor Gavin Newsom announcing the deployment of the California National Guard to provide short term food security to isolated and vulnerable Californians and in California's Silicon Valley businesses donating more than five hundred thousand dollars worth of hospital equipment and protective gear for hospital workers to hospitals in the bay area equipment donations include surgical masks and hazmat suits for doctors and nurses treating covert nineteen patients Michael Elliott CEO of the valley Medical Center foundation will disburse internet donations to local hospitals we've been overwhelmed by the response from the community they started this week thanks to the leaders behind me putting the call out to the community we'll get a briefing in half an hour from the White House coronavirus task force this says negotiations for a bipartisan one trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief package of resumed on Capitol Hill White House legislative affairs director Eric you Lynn says one topic of intense discussion is unemployment insurance we have a lot of deep conversations with Senate Democrats yesterday no mystery to you that question of unemployment shot up in multiple task forces and discussions throughout the day and into
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"When it comes to business in the office keeping it simple okay so let's talk about them paragraphs two and three so reducing office hours good idea no doubt about that okay this will work for most the organizations okay now again I'm generalizing if you have an exception that comes to mind which there are many if you have a retail store you're going to need someone there Covering the store okay from whatever your hours are you have to have at least one person covering this door when customers come at all right so obviously that would not apply to this in this act for me format but for most offices this will work this this will apply now let's dive deeper let's cover some larger points that are that are not mentioned so why limited here's my question why limit from eight to one k. what's the gains here this cuts to the heart of one of the biggest issues I see with organization and with businesses and that is this they do not treat their people as adult it's insane to me I can't for the life of me understand this so let's put it in perspective take for example someone who's been part of Your Team Your Organization for let's say just just six months you've spent probably thousands and thousands of dollars to recruit them okay just to find this person just to get them in the door just to interview them you've probably spent thousands of dollars Okay then you spend let's say you select that person you hire that person they agree then you spend thousands and thousands of of of energy of hours excuse me and dollars to train this person six months go by your continuing to train continuing to invest you spent thousands and thousands of dollars in salary benefits perks I mean so you're into a new hire for so much money and just six months I'm just saying I'm using six months because it's such a brief amount of time you've had someone for six months that's how much you've put into them right why do we not feel like you can why do you and I'm talking to managers right now managers out there you executives you business owners okay the leadership teams have companies you're you're being talked to right now so listen up why do you not feel like you can trust that person you just did and spent all this money with you agreed with your team that you would hire him or her this we'll be great let's hire them why do you not feel like you should treat this person as an adult as a professional to real question think about it it makes no sense what so ever whatsoever it makes none okay none whatsoever so let's jump to paragraph four so the article goes on to say still there some trade offs Reagan said that the workplace should be as Focus and distraction for his possible small talk is discouraged social media and cell phones are banned company email emails are to be checked nobre on twice a day no meetings are scheduled to last more than fifteen minutes for me any workers changes like these would be more than welcomed can than the article goes on for a few more paragraphs and Kinda sums it up in wraps pretty quick caso paragraph for a couple of thoughts on this I understand the owner stock processor processor excuse me I understand the owners thought process he's thinking if I'm giving up three hours per day all right I'm going into a five hour work day as opposed to eight or nine hour day then is the owner expect everyone to cut back on social media small talk personal phone calls Lsu whatever I'm just adding thinks that would probably come into this right I can understand that I do From from an effectiveness standpoint I don't understand it at all all it makes no sense once again because ultimately here's my here's my crux with ultimately these changes in paragraph four these things were saying no social media talk where you're taking away ultimately from the strength of any organization and what is that the ultimate strength the people of the organization Hugh Rise and fall on your people and you rise and fall in leadership if you make your office into some don't talk you got so many hours and there's countdown to five hours that's awful people don't want to be a part of that it needs to be welcoming it needs to be encouraging for growth in needs to to able to to talk to take a break to do those things that people do people want a few things from an office space right several things but if you come to mind I want to be able to speak to their colleagues okay not I mean if someone walking around this office shink people that dead do engage in small talk that do want to talk with some friends that they have this company they've developed I can't imagine how this isn't forced it makes no sense people WanNa talk about whatever they want people want to be able to share people want to be able to to share with business Sharon personal life they want to be able to text it's fair is fair game now when it becomes excessive that's fair but within within means it's so here's the solution okay let's just just mix these worlds all together and make it actually viable let's get away from the nine to five let's get away from the we can shorten it to eight to one but don't talk to anybody let's at both are insane right leave the office open for normal business hours okay here's what I would say this company or any company in a similar company similar office space and trust the people that you've spent all this time money energy resources in that they can get their work done and get it done at a high level if someone wants to come into the office at ten. Am and get their work done in the next couple of hours and leave at noon and their workers done and done at a high level great go home that is so radical that people in it seems like the simplest thing in the world to me if someone can get up and finished our work from home and they wanna work from home and get the work done at I dunno four thirty great do that because what you want to focus on guys gals if your manager if you're an individual contributor if you're an executive if you're the owner of the business from your team your department your Anthony Point the way in incentivize the way to result that's it stop counting ours stop talking at how many hours did tim work today Oh gee he should have worked eight he's only here seven is does tim work at a high level does tim hit the numbers you ask him does he listened to your feedback and directives does he have new ideas for the company Yes yes yes yes yes leave tim alone Tim's who you want try to figure out while the other people are taking nine hours and Tim is taking seven try to figure out why Cynthia's taking four hours Tim's taking seven what's Cynthia sounds grade we have to stop counting hours I understand this is some it's one hundred year old concept from the industrial age I get it and it's ingrained in all of us to some extent what are the hours how long did you work I mean it's irrelevant results are relevant results are relevant that's it focus on the results as long as your team is getting the results in an ethical and moral way then get out of their way I wanted and thinking and kind of reflecting so I don't know the exact percentage but I'm going to throw a number at it and I think it's about this leadership is is is it at least fifty percent confidence so you know I'm talking to anyone at all in any role whatsoever whether you are working you're in high school oh you're a seasoned executive you are a business owner you are stay at home mom kicked doesn't matter I'm gonNA speak more in a business context but it's really elven this lesson is for all right so leaderships fifty percent confidence it doesn't mean a confidence on I say that I don't mean that a good leadership pretend to know things they don't know now that's wrong do that I don't mean that use a leader will never be an uncharted areas are unchartered waters okay but even when you aren't unchartered waters you can exude confidence okay. Any team who's worth at salt does not expect their leader to know everything They do expect when everything's hitting the fan and everyone else in freaking out about one thing or another are many things they do expect their their go to person their leader to keep their cool a cool head is able to view a situation hundred times better and judge it accordingly and make the correct decision in the heat of the moment simple it's simple to know that it's hard to do I know.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"It's always the best way to go always and a side note to keeping it simple never be afraid to innovate change things up be creative so there was a news article on Yahoo I believe and I came across it via twitter and it's called the Five our work day could transform the office and make your life a whole lot better and it's by Michael Tetter so I read this read it a few times it's pretty short it's definitely worth the read and it's definitely on that creative side so I thought I wanted to go over mainly because it's It's interesting one and two it will help us and for me to discuss some larger points okay so I'm not going to read the whole thing to you I'm GonNa read about repair graphs and then give you some points on it and some takeaways and then I wanNa do a brief touch on on confident leadership so I'm GonNa Start with Paragon wrath two and three are to those quickly and then I'll finish up with I'll give you some thoughts and finish up with paragraph four so Oh paragraph to begins an entrepreneur named now I may get these names right there German these names incorrect so forgive an entrepreneur named lots loss Reagan's who owns the German tech firm Reagan's digital enabler cut his office his offices normal workday down five hours and he has found the shorten work hours make employees feel less overworked even while they can still hit their productivity goals according to the Wall Street Journal Reagan's acquired acquired and then renamed the.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"That's in a nutshell. There's more to it right but that's it. These innovations will create more jobs and more opportunities for those looking be one of the people that's looking for it. It will create more jobs ops and the third point is the biggest that i want to touch on. I mentioned a minute ago but i want to go into a little more this. The the third one is this. It's going to the new updates the new technology between now and twenty thirty which is when it's really going to spike as my prediction. It's going to given excellent opportunity to change how we as people teach and educate our children and the students of our of our nation's right. I'm i'm talking specifically about the united states. When i say our nation that's where i live but could be any and all nations of course okay and i say that because this the simple fact his students come out of twelve years of public school having learned what exactly has a big loss there right on on purpose because i really there's not i mean you struggle to tell me what they've come up with in twelve years all right. It doesn't work anymore and the way the way it's presently constituted public school twelve years. The whole bit doesn't work it just doesn't and we're seeing that because we're seeing people pushing pushing to move up the minimum wage to extraordinary height right all that says to anyone that looks at it and knows what they're looking at says is people coming out of high school men and women coming out of high school young young men and women they they they don't own have the value they don't they haven't learned enough to bring any value to the market so we have to therefore artificially changed that with government legislation nation and ray and regulations so without getting into all that there's a huge opportunity to grow to change and to evolve and most importantly improve our education the system and we're seeing that now so many people so many roles as these statistics claim to be replaced by algorithms machines and artificial intelligence agents. What is that scream. It's screams. One thing we have to improve the way we educate and teach our young people period we have to. There's no reason to continually go over things in in elementary school to go over subtraction for four four five years. Kids need the absolute the basics of math science and all social studies language arts. They have to know how to read right right after that they can pick that up pretty quickly so the way we approach it. We have to spend less time on twelve years of basics and more time on how to approach how to live and how to excel in the real world not just you made it. You're alive. You're eighteen go after for it so many of these children unless they're unless they're taught at home by their parents were just ideal taught as they're going through public school unless they're taught what to expect and getting ready to go out by the time these kids had eighteen and they go to school. They started job. Whatever their path is there wholly wholly unprepared the average wholly unprepared so as the complexity of the world has increased and i'm sure we'd all agree it has so do the challenges we face so we can't sit on education from hundred so years ago the same model oh and expect that education to take us into the heart and the end of the twentieth century it's insane. It makes no sense sense so the biggest opportunity is our as how we teach and educate but the biggest thing i want you to take from from this and the way we're listening and learning are hearing from the media media about the coming a._i. Revolution and the the disruption disruption one word in it's it's opportunity. That's what you have in front out of you. You're if you're someone who you think your job is going to be moved into taken over by some robotics or artificial intelligence. It's very unlikely that it's going to happen tomorrow. Okay you have time for these things. That's why always saying so. Many of these podcasts are probably sick of hearing me say you gotta be searching. You got to be looking. You have to be always searching searching for something searching for the next the next bit of information formation searching for the next great book searching for your next great project looking looking looking so we can get ahead of these things simply by hearing hearing hearing what's being said seeing where things are going and then say hey. I'm going to need to upgrade my skill set. I'm going to need to get better what i'm doing now. It might be automated. Aided in a couple of years you have time is what i'm saying. There are great challenges guys in the world today as we know look at the news look at your neighborhood first and foremost right not the news. I should say look at your neighborhood. Look at your people in your community. Look at your city. Look at your state huge judge opportunity there to do what to improve to help people to help your community to help your school in your area to help the young people in your area to to lend a helping hand huge opportunity there. Those opportunities will grow and grow exponentially in the coming years. The world moves. It's like it's never moved before the speed is breakneck and we as a people of the united states we as a people the world all of us we need people we need leaders ready to step in and help those and give a helping hand so no matter where you are now no matter what you're doing but i really could care less will. I'm just working at <hes> at this basic boring job. If that's who you are that's what you're thinking could care less this aged. You can move from that to running something running a business running your own company director of this working on that writing a book starting this this starting a podcast putting together a movie name something it's possible so if you're the person in in in the small thinking being of yesteryear. You need to not be that person. You need to go and step up into who you're meant to be. Which is the question. I would ask if you still have if you're still wondering say what's possible for me. What am i capable of if i really really wanted to do this if i really gave my ninety five hundred and five percent in that range what could i get done. What could i be what could i do. What can i give to others if i was that person if i was at my hundred percent will could i give back. That's where you have to be. Let's in the coming years in the coming coming decades as a people of this world. Let's not be reactive anymore. Okay let's not wait for. Some of this is happening and then that's that's. That's not gonna work out. Get ahead of the curve. Get out in front of it. Try new things experiment fail succeed. It's always going to work for you if you go. Oh about it that way so with that to you to your family and to the world may you be blessed <music>. Thank you for listening to the michael elliott podcast for writings by michael and more podcast episode to michael elliott dot net..
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"There are people in every time in every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future mistrust the present and invoke the security of a comfortable past which in fact never existed robert kennedy the more and more. I hear the mainstream narrative convinced were looking at artificial show intelligence automation in the future the wrong way. There's a lot of misconceptions and there's a lot of fear thrown at us every single day in the news about automation automation and artificial intelligence so that's what i want to talk about today getting our minds around this looking at it from a different perspective a different frame and and how you can approach it no matter your role no matter your job no matter your company no matter what you do so the narrative that's in the mainstream stream media. That's in the media played out constantly constantly and here's what it is. Here's what it is in a nutshell. It's this all of the new technologies will take everyone's everyone's jobs and then what will we do and then they paint a picture of whatever they want you to believe needs to be done after all. The jobs are taken away by computers suitors and robots and whatever they're coming with the k. New disruptive and innovative technologies must always be we looked at from at least this one angle and that is what is the possible opportunity that comes with this technology. There's other angles and they can be incorporated and we can always look through those but we have to always include the angle of what are the possible opportuni opportunities. Excuse me what are the possible opportunities because without that we're going to fall into pessimism. We're going to fall into fear mongering and that's the easiest thing in the world to do in any aspect of our lives so let's not do that. Let's look at the possible opportunities <unk> -tunities okay so i was reading a was doing some research on wanting to talk on this talk wanting to get this pod <hes> out to you guys and and i read through one article stood out to me. It was a brookings <hes> article from two thousand eighteen so what's not to some of the statistics and i wanted to the site some of those. I'll read some of those two. There's a two or three that i want to go over and we'll chat about and i'll link to the article in the show notes so you can check it out there. If you'd like so this again in two thousand eighteen brookings and let me <hes> let me go over those within our read some of this directly to you so <hes> so a pew research coach center study asked one thousand eight hundred ninety six experts about the impact of emerging technologies and found quote half half of these experts forty eight percent envision a future in which robots in digital agents will have displaced significant numbers of both blue and white collar workers with many experiencing concern that this will lead to vast increases in income equality masses of people who are affected effectively unemployable and breakdowns in the social order okay so one quote. They're continuing the article in the wall. Then i'll check on some of this these fears have been echoed by detailed analyses showing anywhere from fourteen to fifty four percent automation impact on jobs for example. The bruegel analysis found that fifty that quote fifty fifty four percent of e u jobs are at risk of computerization using european data. They argue that job. Losses are likely to be significant and people should prepare for large large scale disruption last one of the last ones. I want to read before chat about this. Meanwhile from the article oxford furred university researchers carl frei and michael osborne claim that technology were transform many sectors of life. They studied seven hundred and two occupational groupings things and found that forty seven percent of u._s. Workers have a high probability of seeing their jobs automated over the next twenty years. Is that true it's possible again. Keep in mind how this started. When i read the part of the pretty short article it started as they interviewed experts. It's in this is their thoughts okay. They researched. They got some data. This is our thoughts on the data so keep that in mind okay. It's all predictions. It's all it's all estimates okay. We've got some experts together. This is what they said. Take it with a grain of salt. Take it with two grains of salt. The last the last quote a mckinsey global institute analysis of seven hundred fifty jobs concluded that forty five percent of paid activities could be automated using currently demonstrated technologies and sixty percent santa vac-vacation occupations could have thirty percent or more of their processes automated k. john in another quote jobs lost cost jobs gained found that thirty percent of work activities could be automated by twenty thirty and up to three hundred seventy five million workers worldwide could be affected by emerging technologies possible possible possible now. Let's look at this. Let's let's stop the article here and talk about disruptive technologies guys since human beings were inventing things have existed. There's been technologies that changed significantly quickly vastly the way we work the way we think about things things the way we approach our everyday life business work anything. It's always been done. Let me give you three just three big ones that that aren't even looked dan in as they're looked at as an everyday part of our lives now but we're disruptive technology disruptive inventions in their time time number one rail okay rail change the united states it changed how we operate how we travel it gave access to people on the west coast to people on the east coast and allowed people from the south to travel to the north and vice versa it connected our whole country and it did that for most of the most of the the world when they got rail airlines commercial airlines okay that again travel it changed travel changed the way we travel it changed. How people could live people would always wiz live children would grow up they move out. They move down the street. They'd move a little bit up to the town over a mile to ten miles away. That's it it changed being able to move from the middle of the country colorado. Let's say and then that child wouldn't can now move to florida because they could travel. Their parents could travel within a couple a two to three hours to visit them so that's just one tiny example. I know but that's extremely disruptive. That changes how how much people are gonna use the rail. When air air came that changes how much people are going to drive because we don't need to drive we can just fly down to florida for example extremely disruptive. A lot of people lost a lot of jobs there all right and we'll go over how to look this but just keep in mind in the last one. I'll just briefly touch on the internet. The internet it seems has always existed to us most of some of you. You were most of you listening. It's always been there. It's not the case obviously but that's a huge disruption and we're still seeing the disruptions that have come with the internet. The new technology companies the financial financial technology companies. The amazon effect is still going right. We're still seeing that so. Here's what i'm getting to. Here's the crux of what i want you to take away from the fear all right. Let's set it aside and talk about the reality and how to best approach this no matter who you are. There's an incredible opportunity. In this fast paced world. We live in a fast paced an understatement at this point. It's light speed anymore. It's light speed so there's a huge huge opportunity for individuals and businesses alike like but you have to know what to look for and you have to look at it the right way approach the right way so i want to leave. You and i want you to think about three things. When you hear the a i the fearmongering okay not that there won't be challenges. I'm not trying to understate then not that. There won't be things that some will try to approach and do incorrectly. That's that's always the case but the best way for you in the way to look at it number. One that comes to my mind is number one opportunity for the workforce to improve proved their skill sets listen if your job is going to be automated or is disrupted by this technology. That's a huge signal to do what step up your skill set improve your skill set because in the market it's telling you you now want to make yourself more valuable. There's going to to be a a robot a machine a program in algorithm soon. That's going to take your job. That is a huge signal guys now that you if you're one of these these people and that's that's okay is to go and self educate yourself right go and get new classes going learn a new skill. I'm not saying go back to a four year degree or go. Pick up that masters you're waiting on. You could surely do that but that's really not what i'm saying. I'm saying update those skills. Maybe you need to brush up on your public speaking speaking. Maybe that's going to help. You get promoted to something else. Maybe you need to get into coding all right. Maybe that's something that's gonna help. Machine learning is now at the very beginning of its opportunity. People are looking for people who know anything about machine learning so there's thousands i could list them of opportunities for you to grow oh improve your skill set and be stronger stronger opportunity for you on the market okay number two way to look at this and another two number. Two opportunity is new technology always creates new jobs. Okay always we always forget that when when you hear the fear it's only one thing all these jobs are gonna be we lost. That's it all these jobs. No that's not the case often times. More jobs created than jobs lost. There's going to be jobs that are going to be created that never existed before when more and more automation comes in. There's going to be new roles new jobs new opportunities for anyone one that wants them anyone that can come up with them. They're out there and they will. They will come so it isn't just a loss to the economy. Every time powerful positive innovative technologies hit it has been a benefit it has grown to be to gain and create more wealth off okay one of the big fallacies. There's a limited numbers of limited number of jobs and on top of that a big fallacy just to go on tangent is there's a limited the number of wealth. There's just this much wealth and these people have a lot of it and we don't have a lot of it and i know that anyone that talks like that. No zero about about economics and how and how money works wealth is something that is created. Okay wealth is created by innovation by talent and by serving people and giving them a product or service that they want therefore creating and partying with their dollars..
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"Podcast were really focused on the development and of the individual so we went to increase your personal knowledge here personal aptitude for anything from entrepreneurialism from your historical perspective anything that's going to help you as the individual to get better in your daily life from business to parenting too personal relationships relationships and everything in between anything that i didn't mention so from that we pull from all sources whether it's in the news whether it's historical michael whether it's old books new books <hes> people to learn from anything we can. That's what you're going to get on this podcast. We're looking to improve prove to get better each and every day and that's the focus so on top of that as i mentioned some of the podcast this episode is brought to you by the the leaders book of inspiration now. That is my book. It is a collection of over three hundred quotes three hundred insights from some of the greatest minds of all walks of life so we're talking philosophy. We're talking religion. Were talking leaders of great nations leaders of countries. We're we're talking. Kings were talking spiritual. Everything's included so if you are new in your career looking to become a leader whether you are a seasoned leader in your career whether you're starting your own business whether you're none of those but wants to get better. This is a great book for you so it's on amazon dot com just look up the leaders book of inspiration and you can also type in my name to help search it type and michael elliott our you can also so get at mind and soul society dot com mind and an dee seoul society dot com. It's available. There's as well so either one. The links will be in the show notes <hes> and with that. Let's get started..
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"That will probably likely will most likely come after some financial crisis in the world scene where they will see. It's too unwieldy. They'll pare down to ten to twelve and that will allow them to to the unite and be stronger in that in that arena a currently one of the going into the weaknesses still it follows u s geopolitical political strategy so that is a weakness because it's unable to chart its own course it doesn't have independence and that way that is also changing so germany especially ashley has been the lead the lead. I don't know if i'd say instigator but the leader in moving europe slowly but surely away from following u._s. Geopolitical strategy and policy last last but not least europe has no <unk> as i mentioned no strong leadership they currently guys have three presidents in the european union okay so they have three different presidents all have different roles goals. It's not unified on that front so that is a huge weakness. If you look at russia china iran they all have central figures and thorin leaders not that you have to have that but that is that is something europe will need and they will get a strong leader in the future that will bring them together strongly so going into the stuff for you so i go over that i number one white over that at all with with all view number one. It's important to understand understand to know a little bit about geopolitics no matter what you do. I don't care what type of business you're in what your job is and it doesn't matter studying geopolitics helps. You helps to helps the way shape your mind as far as how you think you have to. You have to get into a country's history. You have to analyze world trends and see where things are going and how that helps is. It helps you to be a better business. Thinker help should be a better leader helps. It'd be a better parent because your mind mind is taking in ninety one hundred twenty two two hundred points of data and figuring out what's next why it's happening and where to go from there super important and also those who want to know what's happening in your world wide happening and what's likely to happen next this helps you do that so that's important for for all of you. Leaders out there and all of your business people in everyone listening no matter who you are. That's why i'm going into this so for you potential areas of change. This is really what i'm leading with with all are trying to get to with all of this. I'm going to go into three number. One governance style. We're seeing in across the nation not just in these areas. The type of governance is changing drastically. We're seeing the world move away from liberal democracies and a so much of the world is moving towards authoritarian regime. Mm strongmen strong leader regimes okay. We're seeing across africa. We're seeing it across asia everywhere okay so are you seeing more dictators more more those types of rules across the world whether to china russia turkey venezuela name an an african nation most of them have a prime minister or president that rules as a king essentially so the government style is changing and that has a lot to do guys is with the rising powers china is leading that charge and demonstrating the one man rule theory as as has russia since since one thousand nine hundred nine nine with vladimir putin so we're seeing that a lot okay now one of the one of the symptoms are one of the results of this style of if government were versus authoritarian versus freedom freedom styles of government. Is we see something like brexit. Europe doesn't have a strong leaders. I mentioned a single authority but you're the european union is very very authoritarian in its rules its regulations in all of its bureaucracies and it does not allow those nation-states in states right. It doesn't allow the france the francis of the world the great britain's italy's in all the member states to chart their own course when it comes to economic policy. Let's see <hes> when it comes to fiscal responsibility immigration so you see from that is the people of britain have spoken and said we want to charter own course and we wanna charted it from westminster. We want to determine our future so you're going to see a lot more across the globe guys move towards the authoritarian model. It's it's it's happening. That's the trend of the twenty first century so far cain. Everyone said it would never happen in the eighties and the nineties after the soviet union fell that liberal liberal democracy th liberal democracies with future the united states great britain with <hes> with <hes> essential liberal democracy australia and many many the other key everyone in germany. Everyone had a liberal democracy at second seemed like so. That's one trend you have to look at those are potential. That's a big area of change. The the second is the financial system the world the global financial system as it's presently constituted is set to change from a u._s. dollar lead to something else whether it's many currencies competing whether it's a basket of currencies whether it's gold lead financial system. Something's going to change there in the next five to seven years. Keep an eye on that and you're also now why. Why would i say them so. We're seeing seeing russia more seeing china. We're seeing a lot of nations besides that a lot of eastern european nations hoarding and buying gold in the tons they're buying and buying and buying gold. Why does that matter it means there have they don't have confidence anymore in the dollar as a reserve currency before award this happened in the beginning of two thousand these countries russia china everyone really would hold millions and millions and millions billions of dollars in excuse me in u._s. Dollars and that would be their their holder of wealth and value their starting to dump their dollars and buy tons of gold so keep an eye on that that as a as a huge area of change in the world and the last thing i'll mention which has to do with point one is the internet we're seeing a lot of changes and a lot of experimentation with governments across the globe with the internet cutting the internet which is in my mind one of the scariest the scary things that can possibly happen and we really need to see a focus from all citizens of any nation to to push against this. We're seeing a lot of you know what i call or what you've heard. Maybe a kill switch. Governments who are instituting authoritarian moves cracking down on protests taking people killing protesters attacking attacking citizens. They're cutting off the internet so that their citizens can't use their cell cell phones. They can't get on the internet and send it on twin. Send these videos notes and tax on twitter through their mobile devices. They're just cutting the internet off and and that is going to go along with the authoritarian style which china is trying to perfect which is this ultimate surveillance state. The state knows everything and you are always and forever going to be watched so we're really going to see a battle for the freedom of the internet and whether it's going to be a freedom led style k. a u._s. Led style which there's still work to be done there. Don't get me wrong a freedom internet where people are able to do as they feel make money on the internet and be free insecure or more of a chinese lead internet which is a topic for another other day to get into but where things will be censored things will be pulled out of your browser certain things you can and cannot see new cycles be curated. It's really a nightmare to be honest and that's that's. We're seeing russia them. Give you some examples quickly. Russia's creating has created an intranet so if if the rest of the world were to shut down the internet russia would have its own internally just within russia okay or or another way to look at russia could just cut themselves off from the world's internet if if the government didn't want those citizens in russia to see anything could just turn off the internet and and just have the russia intranet. K china has a great. I'm sure you've all heard china's great firewall which essentially at its everything eh censors everything that goes into china's internet okay so the only allow what they the government wants to their citizens to see again being in america extremely scary okay and again more internet shutdowns another example more internet shutdowns and all across africa from authoritarian regime. So what did these changes made for. You all list a couple. We'll we'll wrap this up so for you as as whatever you do wherever you are as the world goes from being so globalised to being regionalized it's going to affect a couple things come to mind travel number one the cost of travel the the ease of travel the passports where they go and how they work as there's more conflicts between nations and groups of nations. It'll be increasingly challenging challenging. If you're if you're traveling to one of those nations that your country is in conflict with depending on how great the conflict it can be near impossible astle or will be very hard and and or suspicious okay. It's just the way it's going to be. This is the way governments operate since time immemorial. You have have to look out for this. I'm be prepared so wait a way to prepare for that is obviously having multiple passports. If possible for you something to think about another thing that will change as things become more regionalized is consumer prices. Consumer goods will likely not all of them but will likely go up in price because you're going to see as we've already seen with the the u._s. And china tariff wars okay so they're beginning to to see each other as a u._s. Is beginning to see china's more of a true rival so we're seeing a way to kind of throw throw a wet blanket on china in a way so we're seeing tariffs which will just affect their regular. Everyday people consumer consumer goods will go up simple things that you buy it. A walmart will inevitably golvin price from t shirts to electron ix to everything in that store most likely will go up undoubtedly so be ready for that <hes> couple other effects oil and gas prices will likely go up and sh- due to shipping costs <hes> going up as well so as the world becomes more regionalized shipping in acrossed seaports and sea lanes will become increasingly any more dangerous. We've seen this in iran with iran. We're seeing more and more oil tankers in shipping tankers being obstructed by by other nations by <hes> rogue nations rogue terrorist organizations so that's going to cost shipping insurance to go through the roof and that's just is going to be passed on to the consumer so shipping prices will go up oil and gas will also go up as well so keep your eyes on those things and i know we covered a a lot today but again just to wrap up. We're moving very quickly from from being what everyone said would continue to grow being global is it'll be more and more of a global world world citizenship. That's completely false and completely changing k. We've we peaked at globalization probably a few years ago. Maybe in two thousand seventeen probably pre donald trump's presidency globalization's out all right. It's it's waning. It's not going to be over over the next year and twenty twenty but it's it's imagine we've climbed a mountain. Were at the top in two thousand sixteen for globalization and we're walking back down that mountain. The world's gonna become more regional. We're gonna have these powers. I listed iran. The european union the united states russia china. They're going to be competing in their spheres influence and they're going to be working through <hes> through economics through military through cultural challenges all of those those ways in many more to challenge rival each other so things will get increasingly complex for how we do business for how we travel for for how we buy food where we go what the cost is. Everything's going to change and if technology hasn't shown has hasn't shown us yet has shown us. I should say how quickly things change. Technology's just drastically changing our world.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"We are in the midst of great change in the world the age the job of the united states led world is really coming to an end and it's coming to an end quickly so this means tremendous change for so you if you live in the united states <hes> and for really people across the globe no matter where you are located it will mean big changes for you as well so the u._s. U._s. has been the dominant force in the dominant nation. <hes> since the end of world war one so approximately one hundred years and the dominant power prior to the u._s. was the british empire for approximately two hundred years or so give or take just a bit so we're moving back into an age of great powers competition so we're going to have different regions led by different powers or multiple powers vying for <hes> vying for dominance in different fields and it's going to start slowly but as we're seeing every day and every month it's going to pick up and i'll go into some examples of that little bit so the great powers competitions coming back and that really originated or that term originated in the post napoleonic europe europe when britain austria prussia france and russia were really worked together competed together to maintain the balance of power in europe so we're also seeing so back to modern times we're seeing the reemergence of both china and russia both much much older civilisations than than the united states of america and we're also seeing the rise very quickly of an another ancient civilization in iran okay from the formerly known as some of you may know formerly known as persia so the wild card of these emerging powers over most of these in detail in a moment the wildcard really i find the most interesting is the european union which again i'll get into that and just just just a moment so first briefly the united states which i i won't get into a lot of detail on at some of its strengths weaknesses and where tap but just a brief mention of some of its spheres of influence that still remain strong to current day okay so a strong sphere of influence in central and south america right the united kingdom especially now as brexit is finally coming to ahead that will be a good <hes> periphery of influence for the u._s. still even stronger now australia the pacific including new zealand and <hes> and also near the japanese <hes> see in japanese area the u._s. Obviously is this is their superpower in the world. I would still consider it the sole superpower of the world and that united states power though not as quickly as some pundits say is receding it is receding and on the global stage. Okay not as quickly as you hear most of the time in in the sensationalized media but it is happening now these powers. I'm going to go over briefly. I'll mention china briefly just a few notes but i'm really going to get into three others in more detail but now and i mean by <hes> <hes> powers these are more regional powers are vying for regional dominance and working their way up the scale. Okay so firstly china okay. There's four we got china iran russia and the european union starring with china <hes> just just briefly the second largest economy in the world has gray geography. Geography guinea has great access to <hes> to freshwater ports. It is a nuclear power which always gives you a bump up when we're talking <hes> geopolitical strengths wchs as far as the great power the game of the great powers. The big strength that it's building is its belt and road initiative. It's been building that for several years so it's building a large corridor door and connecting really connecting all of your asia and reviving old silkroad okay so it's doing that to give it more economic influence and hoping to turn that into military implants <hes> some of the weaknesses i see china just briefly population size. It's massive. Population can be a blessing. It can be a curse guide advice more of the curse when you're into the multiple billions of people are billion and a half or so people <hes> but it can go either way and also state run state and big businesses are are essentially one entity very intertwined which coming from america view that as a big weakness as well so it has many others but i just i'm just going from thirty thousand feet here and i wanna get more into iran russia and especially the e e you and and then also of course how this affects you okay. Why would this affect you. Why do you care. How's this going to help anybody in the world. What what is this matter. Not you so going into iran. Iran doesn't have superpower potential but it's in a unique position. It's some of its strengths are two very unpredictable so as it is it's working in battling in the middle east for influence for to strengthen its. It's own position. It's one of the most unpredictable if not the most unpredictable outside of perhaps north korea. It's one of the most unpredictable of the good of the great. Powers are any of the new killer aspiring powers. It's it's by far the most unpredictable outside of north korea some of its other strengths recently in the last few years it has a very firm influencing and i would even go so far as to say control in on iraq so it's able able to extend that influence into iraq and beyond and also very strong influence in syria the geography of iran's interesting in in the respect to where it's located so it's actually a corridor connecting the middle east in in greater asia so if you ever when you check out a map look at that very interesting there it's it's very it's very yeah well positioned where it's out weaknesses in current <hes> current events it's dealing and dueling directly with the united states and israel okay so it's actually come to the attention the united states so much that it's open conflict and we were kind of ratcheting up the economic and some the skirmishes on the military side so that's not a weakness you want to be under the radar. If you're iran in my opinion the sanctions from the u s led cole the from the u._s. are really crippling iran crippling the the the the modern excuse me the average everyday iranian really hurting the economy <hes> <hes> and the people the more they get frustrated with such an authoritarian regime. That's going to spell trouble for iran. Russia sean moving to russia <hes> just briefly a lot here with russia but i won't stick with them too long. I want to spend time on kind of the wild card of the e._u. Russia's obviously nuclear power our some of their strengths their super-efficient on their military strength so they able to spend less per dollar and get a great result back then saved u._s. Okay they've been able to streamline their military budget and spending geographies a plus it stretches through multiple timezones multiple regions so russia really is unique in the fact of its size number one. It's the largest country okay four square square miles in the world but also so it's able to bridge east and west. It's that link between their russia to me is a super regional power and what that means is because because it's so much i'll go this is one of the weaknesses but because it's so landlocked it isn't able to get to those freshwater ports and easily we exert power as easily as as a china or a united states okay so that allows it to be a swing state is what i call are a nation a swing state to give it's power to any of its allies in the eurasian continent so it can really bolster a leading power which will get to in a minute it weaknesses as is i mentioned land-based power no strong access to oceans and it really does have a small economy very small small g._d._p. Small economy similar in size and scale to to canada can sell not super small but it isn't superpower sized okay so e you real briefly with e you as i see as best i can but <hes> listening to this. I think there's interesting points here because the european union has a unique is unique in many ways but really the potential <hes> the e._u. Has the potential to be the top power in the world. Okay if it if it had a few things change for it but it's that potential henchoz there and that's what makes it very interesting. <hes> strengths at has a central geographic position central being to the world. It's smack dab in in the middle of the world. Meaning has direct access to the atlantic ocean so it can project power all the way to the north american continent and to south america <hes> it has access to the mediterranean therefore influence on the mediterranean nations and north africa and it has access in his able to exert exert influence into the middle east so it had an obviously into into asia via russia so it has access to really every part of the globe from its central starting starting point <hes> currently it's strength. It's under the u._s. Nuclear umbrella so the u._s. is paying and funding essentially for the majority of its nuclear protection and and retaliation okay so that gives it strength because europe can continue to grow and facilitate towards its own defense and military and divert funds as and build up strength while the u._s. protects it so that gives it a unique position in the world <hes> a very unique position asian the combined economy guys is the largest in the world so if you combine all the european nation states their economy would be the greatest in the largest just in the world even surpassing the united states so that that gives you pause as well just to see what this could be one of the largest or the most unique aspects aspects of the e._u. When looking at it versus say china or even even russia or america any of them really is number one. It's a bunch of it's a collection of nations right that individually some of the bigger ones germany france italy and <hes> <hes> in the u._k. Which when it was a part of it all of them can really you stand on their own is as great powers or are have in the past combined. They're very unique. They have some some things that combine them or some things that some things that a by that that bring them together. They have things in common and i'm trying to say but what makes europe unique is europe's. One ability to unify hasn't really we've been activated yet and that that one unique identifiers the catholic church okay so many of the people in eastern and western and europe identifies catholic and the catholic church with the the leadership that has in the way it's created and built with the pope allow that individual and that entity to be and it will be the unifier of europe okay so you heard it here first. It may not happen for several years or maybe even decades but it will happen if europe is to be a world power superpower it will come behind <hes> the the the help of the catholic church and the pope now. How do i know that if you look throughout history and this is interesting anytime europe has been a united force not just one nation or two nations but europe has exerted tremendous influence in the world as united front. It's always come through a strong leader okay on the temporal side right in the government and a strong a strong leader in the catholic church the pope those those two working in conjunction always spell great influence and superpower or great power status for europe and that's what is missing in in europe right now. One of the things going into the weaknesses europe has no unified military at at present time there you can hear checking the news. You're seeing a a lot more calls from some of europe's top leaders to get a unified military at e you army which at present doesn't officially exist europe has too many nation states. I think it's a twenty seven or twenty eight to way too many can't because of that they have no unified foreign policy and they're unable to wield vinnie influence if everybody's if spain's pulling one direction germany another france and other guys get it so really you're going to see them. Guys and again don't know when this will happen exactly ackley. I'm not i don't have dates but they will pair that union down to ten twelve nations k it's going to.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
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"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"Up and meditated upon his dream in later when his apprenticed asked him why justice one tree served to protect the earth alter he answered keep your mouth shut and let's hear no more of it the tree grew here on purpose because anywhere else people would have illtreated it if it were not the tree of the earth alter it might have been chopped down so i want to leave you with this thought and this question what can be greater than fulfilling once destiny i want to turn that inwardly when a term that on you and for you to understand about yourself you are where you are for a reason whether it's in a particular location in a particular mindset going through particular particular difficulties there's a reason there and you have to find that reason and find that purpose to continue on your next step and you're next step so let's focus on changing that perspective on what is and what is not important and what is valuable and what is not valuable and try to see a little bit further than we saw yesterday so as always to you to your family and to the world may be blessed thank you for listening to the michael elliott podcast for writings by michael and more podcast episode johnson michael elliott dot net stepped eight gave her yes.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Afterward april the sixth barbara and douglas fink of edmonton alberta they won the lottery they won six point one million dollars oh yeah this is the third time they've won the lottery they wanted three times they want two hundred thousand dollars way back in 1989 they won another hundred jeez in 2010 and then lightning struck for them the third time in 2017 but the cool six point one million same day april six deaths reported by sea in an an elderly oregon man named michael elliott he was lying on his deathbed to give him comfort his ex wife and remaining friend theresa gave him by the best words of comfort that she could think of she was trying to give him some piece in his final moments and so she looked them in the eye and she lied she told michael that trump had been impeached moments after that michael elliott breathed his last and apparently died at peace what a weird stores janet jackson filed for divorce in april of 2017 she been married five years to a guy name with sun elham elmont a qatari businessman her payout from that split could be about two hundred million dollars april twenty seconds saw the march for science take place in five hundred different rallies all around the world the marches were in protest of what they see as a tax on science in today's governments and in our overall culture and they also wanted to celebrate and promote science and the hopes of inspiring others april 24th chris souls of tv's the bachelor season nineteen at shows but on the air for nineteen seasons chris seoul's involved in a fatal car crash in iowa he fled the scene he was arrested later that day he at rear ended a guy who was driving a john deere tractor a neighbor lawyers say that he did cpr on the victim onsite police say that he left before they were finish processing the scene so they.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Albert Breer
"Or so of replacing the foundation pieces of the last great steelers defense i'm talking about guys like troy paula malu like taylor like ryan clark like lawrence timmons they've had is taken time to rebuild that finally feels like investing a lot of folks after investing a lot adraf capital and money on that side of the ball finally feels like this year the gotten there now no question about it ryan cheese ear has been a fantastic player for them over the last few years an integral part of that rebuild figuring allude they're gonna miss him from a leadership standpoint as well but they've got a lot of good players and that defense a lot of good young players and that defense guys like already burns guys like sean davis tj watt but do pre stefan to it cameron hayward and so it's not going to be easy and inside linebackers not a position of great depth for them but based on the talent on the road austrian how balanced they become and how the defense has been able to win games for them i certainly could see a scenario where they wind up able to ride this out we'll find out a lot about them in the next two weeks first with the ravens and then with their showdown against the patriots at home in week fifteen crush number two for michael elliott that's at underscore choppy how is throwing a flag worth the same suspension as a cheap shot on a defenceless player i'm assuming you are are no lou what does he referencing house throwing a flag worth to say oh what marcus peters is that what we're tijaniya me on the jet game against the kansas city chiefs were though blair will continent flag and threw it okay well first of all i and i thought i thought when i pick this question i thought you were gonna be referencing smith schuster dismiss ustr i loko versus drunk dynamic that we talked about earlier addressed at in the second first you should know the suspension that marcus peters incurred was not by the league that that was in that that suspension came at the hands of the chiefs so the chiefs made the decision that marcus peters was at.
"michael elliott" Discussed on KOMO
"Their work the number call eight hundred seven three six three six six six as for lego here is a report from cbs's jim axelrod what are we going to build here uh so this was model thirteen year old david mark footing flanked by his nineyearold brother daniel and they're nine year old pal michael elliott are lego fanatics now i have a huge lego bent it's pretty simple c in your mind build it with your hands if you now what pieces how to use them to put them if he no those things then you're good to go with whatever you can imagine my it's been that way since the danish company began exporting lego here in 1960 want a whole new world qabil but with revenue down this year and profits to the company is running into some digital headwinds do play video games i do our parents' report more than sixty percent of kids twelve and under now used touchscreen sitting there play less than fifty percent use blocks per i like to say that of history as a nineteenthcentury industry struggling like hell to get into the twentyfirst century toy industry consultant richard gott says we boots creative marketing let go is a model for old school toymakers struggling to deal with the digital age so don't write any tuaregs for lego ever that'd be playing with twice ever century and lego as an important advantage michael what do you want to be when you grow up either an architect aurel engineer disease help you.
"michael elliott" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"For academic affairs in a sports law professor at university of new hampshire so michael elliott did this before the ruling on his initial appeal through the nfl pa so why would he do that yes sir so i think our goal was tactical in the sense that the last court where he wants to litigator doug ramming there but he did with other lucrative new york for your that's where tom brady law it all gun is precedent so what he did and obviously really his lawyers did was to decide let through early a let's go to a court where there were the beatty the radi case it only persuasive authority and there is also a clear nexus between texas from elliot given but he plays barely live there cutter so they filed in texas hoping that by filing their first any woulda gatien will play out there because typically wherever cases filed persons were case is heard particularly if another side tries to argue there's another jurisdiction now the nfl may try to move the case to new york but elliot sort of gained the upper hand from the start doesn't mean you're going to win by any means but as an early lou it's a it's a pretty smart move but there is potential for them to say there's is not a time for this yet we haven't even got into the space where you would argue through this means yeah so this is gonna be a problem for elliot it is the timing of fed the case isn't yet ripe that's what the nfl going to argue that there's there's still an internal remedy in the nfl for elliot and now herald henderson harold henderson near erie officer hasn't yet issued a decision until that decision comes out elliot really hasn't yet brought a case to court but a judge is going to hear in all likelihood so if henderson waves on making a decision there's a chance the judge will say well you know you really should wait until you here from presiding officer henderson because until there you still have your arbitration here with the nfl right him because he signed an agreed to have things arbitrated through the cba before it would go on to this this court so tom brady need your to adrian peterson both have taken the same route out what did we learn from them and how do you feel zeki ali its case stacks up against what they presented yeah so.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"Again think about that how hard it is for us as human beings to forgive someone it's hard for us to forgive but it's always always beneficial for he who forgives remember that set down your hatred set down your anger before kills you sometimes the slights and the things that anger you whether the real or imagined sometimes the people that that you feel did that to dinner even know that they did that the guy who cut you off on the highway oftentimes they don't even mean to do it but what's are mindset go to when some guy or some person on the highway cuts us off the tap persons the worst person in the world i mean we always go to this outlandish world in our mind that this person was was coming for us and really really wanted to do this and it's his silly from the reason that is guises is it's easy for us to go to base emotions hate anger jealousy in the basis of all sphere it's very easy for us as people to jump all the way down to our lowest emotions are bassist emotions try to be very vigilant very conscious of what and who upset you and anger you i want you to imagine what if everyone in the world every man every woman went on this personal mission in their life to forgive right at this minute to forgive every person that has ever wrong them they won on this forgiveness crusade.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"When he arrived midstream he felt as if he had carried the whole universe so symbolically christ represents the totality of the self crisis the archetype of a total self so total self meaning mind body and soul the maximized human being is the christ symbol so what we're seeing there was saint christopher's he loo he actually picked up his total south and in in the beginning it was easy in the beginning as as you mentioned as you mentioned the story it was light was simple but with each and every step saint christopher's reminded of the total potential of what he carries within himself and symbolical in story on his shoulders but with you with me in everyday life it's what we carry within that's our total self and that's the christ archetype that you see you saw the story each step gets heavier each step gets heavier eat stepped gets heavier and to bring it back to to you and to everyday life so often the size and scope of what you're capable of paralyzes you because you think about it it comes to your mind at i and in a flash of light and it and it says to you you think to yourself man man i'm really i could really do this i'm capable of so much and that goes to your into your mind and your motivated your excited about that and then your mind starts to become rational starts to do what it does it gets logical gets rational inserts picking apart that thought and it says will year here and you want to go all the way to the max of your potential to what you could do and then you start to get the wives.
"michael elliott" Discussed on The Michael Elliott Podcast
"It is always fear the keeps us from the things we truly love to do the things we are truly meant to do now if i were to ask you what is your greatest fear some of you would probably say death some of you would say public speaking and the list would go on and on but i'm here to tell you none of the things you probably said are really your greatest fear gore greatest fear is the enormity of your potential it's what you are truly capable of accomplishing that is your greatest fear in our world so many people live in fear of their potential in fear of what they could do if they were to maximise and to give their best each and every moment now i wanna share with you a legend that really helps illustrate this this is a story about saint christopher who is the patron of all travellers and i think it's a really good fitting story an legend for this so according to the legend saint christopher felt an arrogant pride in his tremendous physical strength and he was only willing to serve the strongest master so i he served a keen but when he saw that the king feared the devil he left him and became the devil servant then one day he discovered that the devil feared christ and so he decided to serve christ if he could find him he followed the advice of a priest who told him to wait for christ at a ford in the years that past he carried many people across the river but once on a dark and stormy night a small child called out and said he wanted to be carried over the river with the greatest ease saint christopher lifted the child onto shoulders but as he walked more slowly with each and every step because his burden became heavier and heavier.